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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Four Releases Celebrating Jewish Femininity

By Norman Lebrecht on September 15, 2017

Four releases, arriving in timely fashion for the upcoming New Year, explore the shushed-up sounds of creative Jewish femininity.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Interwar Music With An Ebony Finish

By Norman Lebrecht on September 8, 2017

Ebony Quartet examines indispensable music of the last century, including from the Nazi and World War II era.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Going Off On A Tangent Piano

By Norman Lebrecht on September 1, 2017

Adding pastel colours and a Cageian hint of unpredictability, "remarkably, the Tangent [piano] helps redeem this music from mediocrity."
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Wistful Music For The Waning Summer

By Norman Lebrecht on August 25, 2017

Another otherworldly disc for Norman Lebrecht, as its Mediterranean sensuality draws inspiration from a forgotten age.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Marc-André Hamelin Toys With Loss Of Meaning

By Norman Lebrecht on August 18, 2017

The Canadian pianist pushes listeners into an alternate sound world, one where time and motion are devoid of meaning.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Two Delightful Voices At Play In Dual Release

By Norman Lebrecht on August 11, 2017

There are many dichotomies at play on this dual release, as soprano and tenor navigate well-trodden and less unfamiliar opera arias.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Barenboim Assembles A Dream Team

By Norman Lebrecht on August 4, 2017

"Strange as it may seem, the Berlin musicians and chorus singers feel this most English of works in their fingers and bones."
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Cool, Calm And Collected Mahler Five

By Norman Lebrecht on July 28, 2017

Vänskä’s Mahler Fifth is cool, objective, and the definitive account.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Walton In His Finest Hour

By Norman Lebrecht on July 21, 2017

A fine selection of Walton's major orchestral works, in a standout reading by Anthony Marwood and the BBC Scottish Symphony.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Unearthing A Real-Life Collaboration

By Norman Lebrecht on July 14, 2017

The revered German baritone sings an intimate program with his musical and life partners. A forgotten capture amid 1989 Germany.
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