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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Marc-André Hamelin Toys With Loss Of Meaning

By Norman Lebrecht on August 18, 2017

The Canadian pianist pushes listeners into an alternate sound world, one where time and motion are devoid of meaning.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Stephen Hough Reminds Us What Dreams Are Made Of

By Norman Lebrecht on May 25, 2018

Stephen Hough's Dream Album features morsels by composers great and small, each evoking a trance-like state between sleep and wakefulness.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Road Test With Unfamiliar Berlioz

By Norman Lebrecht on April 13, 2018

Playing Berlioz, grand master of the art of orchestration, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Lawrence Power come through with maximum points in all departments.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Beethoven Symphonies 4 and 5 (Sony)

By Norman Lebrecht on May 6, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) The last recording by the late great Nikolaus Harnoncourt with Concentus Musicus Wien.
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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 | 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 | What's Wrong With Luxembourg Philharmonic's Shostakovich?

By Norman Lebrecht on May 26, 2017

Great recordings are easy to review. Likewise bad ones. About 99.5 percent of all releases fall somewhere in between. This is one of them.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Guglielmo Ratcliff A Real Delight On Record

By Norman Lebrecht on January 6, 2017

2015 Wexford Festival Opera production of the rarely performed Pietro Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff might be a long evening at the opera but on record, time moves quickly.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | TSO's Celebratory Vaughan Williams Is A Desert Island Disc

By Norman Lebrecht on June 8, 2018

This celebratory release completing Peter Oundjian's fourteen-year tenure as Music Director of the TSO is a fitting tribute to his legacy.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Argerich and Barenboim: Live from Buenos Aires (DG)

By Norman Lebrecht on April 15, 2016

Argerich and Barenboim: Live from Buenos Aires. The question is, what took them so long?
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