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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Tale Of Three Recitals All At Once

By Norman Lebrecht on November 15, 2019

Something’s gone awry with Warner’s scheduling when they issue three violin-piano recitals at the same time (except one of them’s actually on cello). Something’s also skewed with the repertoire selection.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Andreas Scholl’s Twilight People Is Pure Pleasure

By Norman Lebrecht on November 8, 2019

This album is pure pleasure, so much so that I feel guilty sharing it because the label suits will wake up and put him back in a catalogue box.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Cello Concertos By Jewish Composers In Exile Is A Find

By Norman Lebrecht on November 1, 2019

Jewish composers write violin concertos first, piano second. All other instruments are also-rans. This whole disc is a real find.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniil Trifonov And Yannick Nézet-Séguin Set A New Benchmark

By Norman Lebrecht on October 25, 2019

Did Daniil Trifonov and Yannick Nézet-Séguin just surpass Vladimir Ashkenazy with Andre Previn's Rachmaninov Piano Concertos?
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Two New Beethoven Recordings, But Only One Gets It Right

By Norman Lebrecht on October 18, 2019

In a year full of Beethoven, these workshop scrapings exert a haunting fascination. Vetter’s the one to try.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Shostakovich You've Been Waiting For Is Here, And It's Breathtaking

By Norman Lebrecht on October 11, 2019

Rarely has music so accurately reflected a moment in history, projecting and preserving it for all time. Indispensable? That might be an understatement.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Johannes Moser And Alisdair Beatson Capture Mendelssohn Siblings’ Nuances To Perfection

By Norman Lebrecht on October 4, 2019

Johannes Moser and Alisdair Beatson offer a rare opportunity to hear both Mendelssohn siblings in one superb recording.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Jan Lisiecki Offers A Daringly Restrained Approach That Yields Gold On Deutsche Grammophon Recording

By Norman Lebrecht on September 27, 2019

Lisiecki, as pianist and conductor, is a guide one would trust anywhere in the herbaceous maze of Beethoven’s barely penetrable mind.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Andrey Gugnin Takes Shostakovich To Dizzying Speeds And Contemplative Heights

By Norman Lebrecht on September 20, 2019

Gugnin, a young Russian who won a piano competition in Sydney, Australia, plays at times maddeningly fast, just to show he can. But amid the helter-skelter there are moments of tender and profound contemplation that I need to hear again and again.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Clarinet Trio Takes The Quiet Approach To Beethoven & Brahms

By Norman Lebrecht on September 13, 2019

This album seeks out intimate silences between the instrumental lines in clarinet trios by Beethoven and Brahms.
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