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LEBRECHT LISTENS | What's Got Into Cecilia Bartoli And Sol Gabetta?

By Norman Lebrecht on November 17, 2017

Parasols And beach bikes? Superstars Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta team up for something very different.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Krystian Zimerman: Schubert 30 Years In The Making

By Norman Lebrecht on November 10, 2017

It is a mark of Krystian Zimerman’s thoughtfulness that the heart of Schubert is revealed layer by layer in a manner that makes you want to listen again and again.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | New Berlioz: Les Troyens Album Floats In A Sea Of Unnecessary Releases

By Norman Lebrecht on November 3, 2017

Almost every new release I sampled this week should never have been made. One album after another lacked conviction, coherence and, sometimes, pulse. All except one: Berlioz: Les Troyens.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | George Martin Release Not Quite Fifth Beatles Level, But Good

By Norman Lebrecht on October 27, 2017

This first album of his orchestral music and film scores, elegantly played by Craig Leon’s Berlin’s Music Ensemble, gives us an opportunity to see what might have been going on behind George’s musical façade.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Leó Weiner's Five Divertimentos Are Pinpoint Perfect

By Norman Lebrecht on October 20, 2017

A new album of folk dance-inspired works by Leó Weiner are strikingly fresh, thanks to Neeme Järvi.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniil Trifonov Never Lets Us Down

By Norman Lebrecht on October 13, 2017

The 2011 Tchaikovsky winner has lost none of his capacity to surprise.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | 16-Year-Old Violinist Noa Wildschut Gets The Adult Treatment

By Norman Lebrecht on October 6, 2017

Norman Lebrecht breaks an iron rule.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Scriabin/Petrenko: A Balance Between Genius And Madness

By Norman Lebrecht on September 29, 2017

Vasily Petrenko/Scriabin: 2nd symphony and piano concerto: "There is much to enjoy here, so long as you don’t expect too much."
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Steven Isserlis Gives Haydn A New Swagger

By Norman Lebrecht on September 22, 2017

The latest release by cellist Steven Isserlis takes on two well-known Haydn concertos plus three works touched by Haydn's influence.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Four Releases Celebrating Jewish Femininity

By Norman Lebrecht on September 15, 2017

Four releases, arriving in timely fashion for the upcoming New Year, explore the shushed-up sounds of creative Jewish femininity.
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