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 Read reviewMax Richter: The Blue Notebooks

Max Richter: The Blue Notebooks

Max Richter

The Blue Notebooks was Max Richter's second solo album, a distinctive and adventurous work that is beautifully recorded and cinematic in scope. Opening with a text from Franz Kafka over a sparse piano melody, the album...

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 Read reviewBritten and Barber: Piano Concertos and Nocturnes

Britten and Barber: Piano Concertos and Nocturnes

Elizabeth Joy Roe, London Symphony Orchestra, Emil Tabakov

This solo release, a unique coupling of two of the 20th Century's greatest piano concertos marks Decca's first-ever recording of the Barber concerto and the first of the Britten since the classic Richter account conducted by the...

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 Read reviewThe Chopin Album

The Chopin Album

Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou

On her new album, cello superstar Sol Gabetta teams up with one of the best young artists, French pianist Bertrand Chamayou. Gabetta and Chamayou have played together on many occasions and quickly became both friends and artistic...

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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 and 14

Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 8 and 14

Borodin Quartet

The original Borodin Quartet was founded in 1945 in the Soviet Union and this release marks the Quartet's 70th anniversary. They enjoyed a close relationship with Shostakovich, and often worked with him as a new quartet was...

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 Read reviewThe Complete Recitals (Box set)

The Complete Recitals (Box set)

Emma Kirkby

This 12CD collection brings together Emma Kirkby's complete L'Oiseau-Lyre recitals in a single set. The world's most popular period-instrument soprano, Kirkby's pure, crystalline sound defined how vocal music of the baroque and...

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Avi Avital: Vivaldi

Avi Avital: Vivaldi

Avi Avital, Venice Baroque Orchestra

Avi Avital re-imagines the sounds of Venice in this vivid homage to the most beloved composer of the Italian Baroque, Antonio Vivaldi. After his introduction with Bach and the colorful, contrasting exploration of world...

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 Read reviewRevolution

Revolution

Emmanuel Pahud

Widely recognised as the finest flautist performing on the world stage today, Emmanuel Pahud has joined forces with the Kammerorchester Basel, led by Giovanni Antonini, to record a programme of flute concertos by composers from...

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 Read reviewSchubert: Fantaisie

Schubert: Fantaisie

David Fray

David Fray returns to Schubert with his much-anticipated second recording of the composer's piano music, a collection of passionate late works. Along with the Sonata in G D894 ‘Fantasie' and the Hungarian Melody D817, Fray...

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Albrecht Mayer: Lost and Found

Albrecht Mayer: Lost and Found

Albrecht Mayer, Kammerakademie Potsdam

Deutsche Grammophon are very pleased to present Albrecht Mayer's new album ‘Lost and Found' in which he delivers a rare and sublime oboe concerti from the 18th century which he discovered in ancient music archives in...

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JS Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988, arr Sitkovetsky

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988, arr Sitkovetsky

Britten Sinfonia, Thomas Gould

The Britten Sinfonia's Associate Leader, Thomas Gould directs the ensemble in Dmitry Sitkovetsky's beautifully realised and heartfelt arrangement for strings of Bach's great keyboard work, 'The Goldberg Variations'. Sitkovetsky's...

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Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass

Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass

Valentina Lisitsa

This album brings together two artists with enormous followings: Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube; and Philip Glass, with his hugely popular minimalist piano...

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Elgar: Symphony No. 1 and Cockaigne Overture

Elgar: Symphony No. 1 and Cockaigne Overture

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko is recognised as one the leading Elgarians of our time and his interpretations of the two completed symphonies with the RLPO have earned praise worldwide from public and critics alike. This CD is the first in a...

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Ivo Pogorelich: Complete Recordings

Ivo Pogorelich: Complete Recordings

Ivo Pogorelich

"What matters is not what he can do, for this is only the beginning. What matters is how many ideas occur to him and how much he can demand of the music and of himself. In short, he is an artist who must be taken...

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Prokofiev and Shostakovich: Cello Concertos

Prokofiev and Shostakovich: Cello Concertos

Steven Isserlis, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paarvo Jarvi

A thrilling album from Steven Isserlis couples the ground-breaking Prokofiev Cello Concerto from the 1930s with Shostakovich's eruptive response to it written for Rostropovich in 1959. These seminal works mark the cello's coming...

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Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich for strings

Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich for strings

Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Morton

Under the directorship of Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble adds the Tchaikovsky Serenade, regarded by the composer as one of his finest works, to its impressive Linn discography.Imbued with the classical spirit of...

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Liszt: Piano Sonata and Other Works

Liszt: Piano Sonata and Other Works

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt's notes for this important new album describe a teenager's moment of revelation when she first came to appreciate the epic masterpiece that is the Liszt Piano Sonata. Here we have a heart-felt recording where this...

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Brahms and Schumann: Lieder

Brahms and Schumann: Lieder

Ann Murray, Malcolm Martineau

Brahms & Schumann: Lieder sees Dame Ann Murray, one of the great vocal artists of the past decades, return to the recording studio to perform a personal selection of Lieder.Brahms & Schumann:...

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Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes (DVD)

Verdi: Les vêpres siciliennes (DVD)

Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano

Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach - DramaturgPhilipp Fürhofer - Set designsGesine Völlm - Costume designsAnders Poll - Lighting designAndré de Jong - Choreography<br...

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 Read reviewKoehne: Time is a River

Koehne: Time is a River

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

In the latest release in the Australian Composer Series, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra celebrates the lyrical and beguiling music of Graeme Koehne.

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 Read reviewSteffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe

Steffani: Niobe, Regina di Tebe

Karina Gauvin, Philippe Jaroussky

Agostino Steffani's sumptuous 1688 opera Niobe, Regina di Tebe has proved a revelation to audiences since its first modern production in 2008. The spellbinding French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, who...

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Sokolov: The Salzburg Recital

Sokolov: The Salzburg Recital

Grigory Sokolov

This is Grigory Sokolov's "debut" recital on Deutsche Grammophon, an outstanding live recording from the Salzburg Festival 2008 of central repertoire: W.A. Mozart, F. Chopin & 6 encores.At last - after 20...

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Leclair: Sonatas for Two Violins, Op 12

Leclair: Sonatas for Two Violins, Op 12

Florian Deuter, Mónica Waisman, Harmonie Universelle

Anyone familiar only with the beginning and end of Jean-Marie Leclair - born 1697 in Lyon as the son of a basket maker and murdered in October 1764 in his flat in a gloomy Parisian suburb - would never have thought that he was one...

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Mozart: Horn Concertos & Horn Quintet

Mozart: Horn Concertos & Horn Quintet

Pip Eastop, Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead, Eroica Quartet

Mozart's Horn Concertos are perhaps the most popular works ever written for the instrument. This new album is a collection of all the works Mozart wrote for his lifelong friend, the horn player Joseph Leutgeb (1732-1811), one of...

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Piazzolla: Escualo

Piazzolla: Escualo

Anne Hobson Pilot, Lucia Lin, J. P. Jofre

The name of Astor Piazzolla is synonymous with the word tango. A musical ambassador who carried the signature sounds of Argentina's cafes and nightclubs to concert halls around the world, his instantly recognizable compositions...

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O Sacrum Convivium: French Sacred Choral Works

O Sacrum Convivium: French Sacred Choral Works

Choir Of St John's College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

This new disc with the Choir of St John's College, Cambridge under Andrew Nethsingha - recording exclusively for Chandos - pays homage to French sacred choral music of the early twentieth century. It features two Messes...

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Broadway - Lafayette

Broadway - Lafayette

Simone Dinnerstein, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Järvi

Simone celebrates the time-honoured link between France and America through 3 different composers - Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin and Philip Lasser.Featuring the world-premiere recording of piano concerto ‘The...

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J.S. Bach: Keyboard Works

J.S. Bach: Keyboard Works

Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt is a phenomenal artist who has established herself at the highest level over the last few years not least through her superb, award-winning recordings for Hyperion. Completed in 2005, her eleven-year project to...

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Stories of Love and Regret

Stories of Love and Regret

Ruth Roshan, Tango Noir

Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir have just completed their third, original album, Stories of Love and Regret. Influenced by European tango and waltz and evoking the atmosphere of a 1930's French Salon, this recording...

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Schubert Lieder: Ian Bostridge

Schubert Lieder: Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge

3CD + DVDParticularly renowned for his insightful and sensitive performances, acclaimed tenor Ian Bostridge is on fine form in these three major Schubert song cycles. Alongside his affecting interpretation of Die schöne...

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Guitar Music Of Colombia

Guitar Music Of Colombia

José Antonio Escobar

Colombia's thriving cultural heritage derives from Spanish, African and Amerindian elements. The rich blend of colour and rhythmic vitality found in the synthesis of dance forms and styles, notably the sharply accented Andean...

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1865: Songs Of Hope & Home From The American Civil War

1865: Songs Of Hope & Home From The American Civil War

Anonymous 4

The songs of the Civil War era tell a story about life in volatile times, with the feelings evoked by the music and lyrics - longing and grief, faith and patriotism, nostalgia and hope - utterly resonant for us even 150 years...

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The Flatterer: Piano Music of Cécile Chaminade

The Flatterer: Piano Music of Cécile Chaminade

Joanne Polk

Joanne Polk, noted pianist and champion of music by female composers, makes her debut on the Steinway label with this irresistible collection of Cécile Chaminade's piano works.

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Stravinsky: Works For Piano and Orchestra

Stravinsky: Works For Piano and Orchestra

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

After having won the Gramophone Award in 2014 for his recording of Prokofiev's five piano concertos, exclusive Chandos artist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet here explores the complete works for piano and orchestra of another Russian...

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 Read reviewFaure: Requiem

Faure: Requiem

Flemish Radio Choir, Hervé Niquet

Over the last 500 years, man's mortality has inspired a genre of unsurpassed profoundness in Western art music: whether conveying fear of death, hope of life after death, or just solace for those who stay behind, the Requiem is at...

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 Read reviewBeethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas

Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas

Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini's Beethoven Sonatas cycle has reached completion after nearly 40 years. We celebrate this major event with a handsome 8-CD box set that provides a fitting testimonial to a great artistic partnership between...

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