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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Mysterious Case Of Giovanni Giornovich's London Concertos

By Norman Lebrecht on March 15, 2019

Thanks to Bojan Čičić and his Illyria Consort, Giovanni Giornovich's Haydnesque concertos finally get their premiere recording.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | New Album Resurrects Lost Works By A Criminally Overlooked Female Composer

By Norman Lebrecht on March 8, 2019

In honour of International Women’s Day, we take a look at a new album of never before recorded works by Welsh composer, Grace Williams.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ferruccio Busoni Is The Last Renaissance Man

By Norman Lebrecht on March 1, 2019

An inspirational figure in the musical life of Sibelius, Varèse, Schoenberg, Mahler, and Weill, Ferruccio Busoni is rediscovered in a new album with the Boston Symphony and Kirill Gerstein.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | How Chance Preserved History With The Berlin Philharmonic

By Norman Lebrecht on February 22, 2019

The radio recordings between 1939 and 1945 with the Berlin Philharmonic and Wilhelm Furtwängler are among classical music’s most compelling sound documents.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A New Benchmark For Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony

By Norman Lebrecht on February 15, 2019

A benchmark performance of Zemlinsky Lyric Symphony paired cleverly with Szymanowski’s first violin concerto is simply the best available.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Tasmin Little Reminds Us Just How Much We'll Miss Her

By Norman Lebrecht on February 8, 2019

The latest album by prolific British violinist Tasmin Little consists of music by women, and the sense of an ending adds poignancy to its reception.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Five Stars For Seven Forgotten Russians

By Norman Lebrecht on February 1, 2019

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman revives the memory of seven Russian composers criminally forgotten outside a narrow circle of specialists.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | An Argument For Mozart's Jupiter Symphony

By Norman Lebrecht on January 25, 2019

Tired of Mozart? The NDR Radiophilharmonie, under the direction of Andrew Manze make a convincing case for a re-listen.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Definitive Recording Of Wilhelm Stenhammar's 2nd Symphony

By Norman Lebrecht on January 18, 2019

Ever bought a record just for the opening track? You’d be sorely tempted by this offering of Wilhelm Stenhammar from the Gothenburg Symphony and Herbert Blomstedt.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Liszt, Boris Giltburg, And A Fazioli Will Travel

By Norman Lebrecht on January 11, 2019

Comparisons between pianists Daniil Trifonov and Boris Giltburg are inevitable, but this new album of Liszt piano music shows he is every bit as thoughtful and, of necessity, twice as ingenious.
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