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SOUSA CELEBRATION John Philip Sousa – “Sousa is much more than military bombast and brass-band oompah.”

SOUSA CELEBRATION John Philip Sousa (1854 – 1932) “The familiar pieces are rollicking fun.” Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, 23 April 2017. (Full review below Chandos CHSA 5182 @ £10.50* until 30 April 2017 (standard price £12.25*) The exhilarating conductor Kristjan Järvi exploits the style and panache of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a […]


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Gerald FINZI: Clarinet Concerto, Five Bagatelles, Three Soliloquies, Romance at £4.99*

Gerald FINZI: Clarinet Concerto, Five Bagatelles, Three Soliloquies, Romance Robert Plane, clarinet, Northern Sinfonia, Howard Griffiths, conductor Naxos 8553566 @ £4.99* (part of the Naxos 30th anniversary celebrations – will revert to £7.50* from 31 May 2017). “This is a highly commanding performance of Finzi’s gorgeous Clarinet Concerto from Northern Sinfonia principal, Robert Plane. With […]


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BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Year and Orchestral Award, 2017 – TCHAIKOVSKY Symphonies

BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Year and Orchestral Award, 2017 Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No.1 ‘Winter Dreams’, Symphony No.2 ‘Little Russian’, Symphony No.5 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko “Alive and articulate, these three performances remind us that it’s just as possible to be stunned by an original interpretation of a familiar symphony (the Fifth) as it […]


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BBC Music Magazine, Concerto Award 2017, C P E BACH – Cello Concertos

Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714–1788):  Cello Concerto in A minor, Cello Concerto in B flat major, Cello Concerto in A major H439 Nicolas Altstaedt – cello,  Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen Hyperion Records CDA68112 @ £14.25* CD review…. “There’s a thrilling energy to this year’s Concerto Award winner. … these works still haven’t received the attention they deserve. […]


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BBC Music Magazine, Choral Award 2017 – Jonathan HARVEY – Missa Brevis & other choral works

BBC Music Magazine, Choral Award 2017  Jonathan HARVEY – Missa Brevis & other choral works Jonathan Harvey: Deo – I Love the Lord, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, Toccata for Organ and Tape, Come Holy Ghost,  Praise ye the Lord, Missa Brevis The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha Edward Picton-Turbervill (organ) Signum SIGCD456 @ £14.25* “nuanced and exhilarating performances”. BBC […]


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