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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Johannes Moser And Maximilian Hornung Make Fair Arguments For Cello Concertos

By Norman Lebrecht on November 16, 2018

This week, Norman Lebrecht highlights two new Cello concerto albums by Johannes Moser and Hornung Maximilian.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ian Bostridge's Great War Themed Album Wrenches The Heart

By Norman Lebrecht on November 9, 2018

Themed albums are all the rage these days, but coming up with an idea that takes into to account timeliness is a rarity. Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano's "Requiem, the pity of war" captures the timelessness of the English landscape and the hopelessness of young men in the WWI trenches with this magical new release.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Leeds International Competition Winner's Rush To Record Offers Mixed Results

By Norman Lebrecht on November 2, 2018

Eric Lu is a pianist of great promise, but a post-win rush album with a run-of-the-mill Chopin and a Beethoven silver lining shows a pianist with some distance to go.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Barbara Hannigan's Vienna Fin De Siècle Is So Fearless It's Scary

By Norman Lebrecht on October 26, 2018

After the huge success of her first album for Alpha, Crazy Girl Crazy, Barbara Hannigan follows-up with an album of songs by composers from the Second Viennese School.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Noseda's Shostakovich 8 With The London Symphony Orchestra Is Like No Other

By Norman Lebrecht on October 19, 2018

Composed against a devastating backdrop of Stalinist oppression, Shostakovich's Symphony #8 takes new meaning under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Berthold Goldschmidt And Erwin Schulhoff Remembered

By Norman Lebrecht on October 12, 2018

These works by Berthold Goldschmidt and Erwin Schulhoff show us that despite the tragedy brought about by Nazi rule, the great richness of music endured.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | An Hour With Howard Shelley Is An Hour Well Spent

By Norman Lebrecht on October 5, 2018

Jan Ladislav Dussek could have been a contender if only Mozart had been born somewhere else and at another time.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Cellist Steven Isserlis Takes Us Into New Mood Territory

By Norman Lebrecht on September 28, 2018

Steven Isserlis modest Chopin and Schubert cello-piano recital with Dénes Várjon highlights two fine musicians at the peak of their powers.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniil Trifonov Gets Dark With 'Destination Rachmaninov'

By Norman Lebrecht on September 21, 2018

"This recording stands with the greats" — Daniil Trifonov interprets Rachmaninov at his most morose with of Concertos 2 & 4 from Deutsche Grammophon.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Saint-Saëns: Who Wore It Better — Louis Lortie Or Bertrand Chamayou?

By Norman Lebrecht on September 14, 2018

Canadian pianist Louis Lortie and the young Frenchman Bertrand Chamayou kick off cycles of the Saint-Saëns concertos on their respective labels.
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