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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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SCHUBERT – Complete Chamber Works with Tasmin Little and Piers Lane

Includes Sonata in A minor (Sonatina) played on BBC Radio 3 (7 March, 2017) as part of Tasmin’s Artist of the Week feature. Franz SCHUBERT: Fantasie in C major, Op. post. 159, D 934, Sonatas, Op. post. 137 Nos 1 – 3, D 384, D 385, D 408, Sonata in A major, Op. post. 162, D […]


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20th Century Women Composers – Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke

20th Century Women Composers Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke Trio des Alpes with Lorna Windsor, soprano Dynamic CDS 7717 @ £14.25* CD notes… An interesting CD dedicated to three women composers from the last century. The works recorded are quite rare, in particular Rebecca Clarke’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (1921) and Amy […]


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