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ROSSINI – Petite Messe Solennelle

ROSSINI – Petite Messe Solennelle Original version as performed in the Paris town house of Comtesse Louise Pillet-Will on Sunday 14 March 1864 Carolyn Sampson, Hilary Summers, Andrew Tortise, Andrew Foster-Williams, Gary Cooper – 19th-century piano, Matthew Halls – 19th-century piano, Mark Williams – harmonium, The Choir of The King’s Consort, Robert King “This is […]


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Imogen Cooper’s CHOPIN

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849): Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61 Nocturne in B major, Op. 62 No. 1 Nocturne in E major, Op. 62 No. 2 Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2 Ballade No. 1 in G minor, […]


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Leonard BERNSTEIN – Symphonies 1 & 2 conducted by Marin Alsop

Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918–1990):  Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah’,  Symphony No. 2 ‘The Age of Anxiety’  Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-Soprano Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano,  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,  Marin Alsop Naxos 8559790 @ £7.50* “The performances are predictably excellent. In No. 1, the imposing first movement is presented with fervour, and the Copland-like central scherzo with lightness and precision; […]


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Fanny MENDELSSOHN – Songs

Fanny MENDELSSOHN (1805–1847):  Songs Susan Gritton – soprano Eugene Asti – piano Helios CDH55360 @ £7.25* CD reviews…  “[Fanny Mendelssohn’s] reputation deserves the kind of boost this excellent disc offers. Both Eugene Asti and Susan Gritton get to the heart of these pieces.” BBC Music Magazine “Pleasant, delightful … an excellent record: enterprising programmes, fresh […]


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Clara SCHUMANN – Three Romances for Violin with Jennifer Pike

Clara Schumann (1819-1896): Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22   Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op.78  Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 Jennifer Pike (violin), Tom Poster (piano) Chandos 10762 @ £12.25* CD Reviews… “Pike is passionate player, as is her pianist Tom Poster, […]


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