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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Magnificent, Committed Performance Draws Out The Spirit Of Messiaen’s Score

By Norman Lebrecht on July 1, 2022

This is a more convincing and optimistic account of Messiaen's quartet than you will hear on record from many more famous soloists.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Nash Ensemble Prove Ferdinand Ries Is More Than A Forgettable Curiosity

By Norman Lebrecht on June 24, 2022

Overshadowed by his contemporary, Beethoven, Ferdinand Ries was not a major composer, perhaps, but certainly more than a forgettable curiosity.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Have Ralph Vaughan Williams, Will Travel

By Norman Lebrecht on June 17, 2022

Oenologists tell me there is no obvious reason why some fine wines travel, and others don’t. It’s the same with symphonic composers.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Erwin Schulhoff’s Violin Sonatas Showcased On Two New Releases

By Norman Lebrecht on June 10, 2022

Eighty years after his cruel death in a Nazi camp, the Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff is having something of a revival this month.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Hans Winterberg’s Orchestral Works Worth The Wait

By Norman Lebrecht on June 3, 2022

Among thousands of composers who were banned and oppressed by the Nazis, the case of Hans Winterberg is seriously peculiar.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Reynaldo Hahn Tells Smart Stories For Ten Fingers

By Norman Lebrecht on May 27, 2022

It is a crying shame that Reynaldo Hahn is remembered chiefly as Marcel Proust’s only known lover and not as a creative artist in his own right.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | New Gorecki Album Sheds Light On His Inner World

By Norman Lebrecht on May 20, 2022

Meet the inner Gorecki; he’s really worth knowing.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Mariss Jansons, We Miss you

By Norman Lebrecht on May 13, 2022

Just how much we miss conductor Mariss Jansons is manifest in this Munich concert of three sacred works.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Is This Sweden’s Great Composer?

By Norman Lebrecht on May 6, 2022

Swedish composer Allan Pettersson died aged 68 in 1980, leaving music that is still being slowly discovered.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Fresh New Sibelius To Get Excited About

By Norman Lebrecht on April 29, 2022

A new set of Sibelius symphonies from young Finn wizz Klaus Mäkelä comes accompanied by exceptional hype.
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