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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Joseph Haydn: Violin concertos (Panclassics)

By Norman Lebrecht on May 13, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) Why are orchestra chiefs still afraid of Joseph Haydn?
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Cellist Steven Isserlis Takes Us Into New Mood Territory

By Norman Lebrecht on September 28, 2018

Steven Isserlis modest Chopin and Schubert cello-piano recital with Dénes Várjon highlights two fine musicians at the peak of their powers.
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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 | The Delta Piano Trio Stays True To Shostakovich And Auerbach

By Norman Lebrecht on December 22, 2017

As the last releases of the year drop through the door, Delta Piano Trio's The Mirror With Three Faces is an instant ear-grabber.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | FolksLied: Beethoven, Britten, Haydn/Christian Gerhaher

By Norman Lebrecht on March 29, 2016

As a Lied interpreter, on the concert stage and, increasingly, on the operatic stage as well, the baritone Christian Gerhaher is currently setting new artistic standards.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Bela Bartók: 44 Duos (Decca)

By Norman Lebrecht on February 9, 2016

It has been an age since I looked to my shelves for a work by a major composer and found that, after 40 years of building a library, I don’t have it. Nor, so far as I recall, have I ever heard it, either in concert or on radio (though a few recordings do exist)...
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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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LEBRECHT LISTENS | An Hour With Howard Shelley Is An Hour Well Spent

By Norman Lebrecht on October 5, 2018

Jan Ladislav Dussek could have been a contender if only Mozart had been born somewhere else and at another time.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Mysterious Case Of Giovanni Giornovich's London Concertos

By Norman Lebrecht on March 15, 2019

Thanks to Bojan Čičić and his Illyria Consort, Giovanni Giornovich's Haydnesque concertos finally get their premiere recording.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Semyon Bychkov Puts Tchaikovsky Back On The Menu

By Norman Lebrecht on October 21, 2016

Semyon Bychkov’s new Tchaikovsky series on Decca is well timed to rekindle interest.
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