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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Bamberg Symphony Returns To Bedrock Repertoire

By Norman Lebrecht on July 12, 2019

The Bamberg Symphony returns to its best with a new album of Brahms and Dvořák.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nikos Skalkottas: A Jazz Meets Classical Curiosity

By Norman Lebrecht on July 5, 2019

If you’re into 20th-century piano music,  this new release of the music of Nikos Skalkottas should be high on your wishlist.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A New Bar For An Overlooked Beethoven

By Norman Lebrecht on June 28, 2019

Although Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives was once fairly popular, the work has not been much recorded — hardly at all, in fact, until now.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Roderick William Wants You To Savor Schubert’s Love-Struck Lieder

By Norman Lebrecht on June 21, 2019

One of the marvels of English music-making in the past couple of years has been the emergence of Roderick Williams in mid-career as one of the most pleasing lieder baritones of our time.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Mendelssohn In Birmingham Makes You Wonder Who He Really Was

By Norman Lebrecht on June 14, 2019

This really useful series has reached a clutch of shorter pieces, all of them offering fresh insights into the life and mind of the travelling composer-conductor, Felix Mendelssohn.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Davidsen And Fleming: A Tale Of Two Sopranos Coming And Going

By Norman Lebrecht on June 7, 2019

A soprano at the start of her journey cuts a debut album as another reaches what must be the end. The contrasts are simply too compelling to ignore.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Suk's Asrael Symphony Gets A New Interpreter

By Norman Lebrecht on May 24, 2019

The symphonic monument Asrael, written in memory of the composer’s wife Otilie and her father Antonin Dvorak, embodies for Czech musicians what Verdi’s Requiem does for Italians — a summit of national loss and hope.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Les Six Challenge: Can You Name Them All?

By Norman Lebrecht on May 17, 2019

Your challenge for the weekend: name all six of Les Six.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | New Mieczyslaw Weinberg Release Is A Five Star Masterpiece

By Norman Lebrecht on May 10, 2019

There was never any question what was going to be the album of the week once the envelope disgorged this little twin-set of music by Mieczyslaw Weinberg.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Listening To David Matthews Is Two Generations Beyond Vaughan Williams

By Norman Lebrecht on May 3, 2019

One of The UK's leading symphonists, David Matthews' ninth symphony receives its world premiere recording with the English Symphony Orchestra.
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