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Ludwig Van
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Trouble With Telemann

By Norman Lebrecht on January 19, 2018

Never sampled Georg Philipp Telemann? It’s like Vivaldi with added carbs, or Bach at a gentle walking pace.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Finally, Music Suitable For A Blind Buy

By Norman Lebrecht on April 20, 2018

How many times have we told you not to buy a record for its cover? Well, this one justifies the purchase.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Murray Perahia Creates A Joyous Self-reinvention

By Norman Lebrecht on October 14, 2016

Like Horowitz before him, Murray Perahia has found a fine and final home with Deutsche Grammophon.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Is This The Holy Grail Of Mahler 3 Recordings?

By Ludwig Van on May 5, 2017

If you listen just to the second disc in this package, you may soon be convinced that this is the long-awaited holy grail of a perfect Mahler Third.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Zuzana Ruzickova's Lifetime Obsession With Bach Yields Incredible Results

By Norman Lebrecht on December 16, 2016

Newly remastered 20-CD Box of Bach recordings marks the 90th birthday of the great Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Wistful Music For The Waning Summer

By Norman Lebrecht on August 25, 2017

Another otherworldly disc for Norman Lebrecht, as its Mediterranean sensuality draws inspiration from a forgotten age.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Cameron Carpenter: All You Need Is Bach (Sony)

By Norman Lebrecht on June 10, 2016

The flamboyant American organist Cameron Carpenter, more used to playing in a singlet than a surplice, either makes you feel young and with-it or old and totally out of it.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Expect Yo-Yo Ma's Latest To Be A Big Hit At Dinner Parties

By Norman Lebrecht on March 24, 2017

It's hard to know whether to give this confection one star or five.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Elgar Remastered (Somm)

By Norman Lebrecht on August 26, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) Elgar Remastered: a 4-CD box set that will keep you warm through the winter.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Lutoslawski: NDR Symphony Orchestra/Krzysztof Urbanski (Alpha)

By Norman Lebrecht on April 8, 2016

The Hamburg-based NDR Symphony Orchestra play with high bloom and precision for Krysztof Urbanski, a fast-rising Polish conductor of a new generation.
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