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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Vaughan Williams: Let The Music Say It All

By Norman Lebrecht on April 16, 2021

The London Symphony Orchestra and its new chief conductor Antonio Pappano let the music say it all on this new recording of Vaughan Williams symphonies.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Where Has Hindemith Gone?

By Norman Lebrecht on April 9, 2021

It’s a bit of a mystery why Hindemith has vanished so completely, with chamber music so extremely well-made, intelligent, and civilized.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Hilary Hahn’s ‘Paris’ Demands Few Of Her Finely Honed Skills

By Norman Lebrecht on April 2, 2021

When you hear the term ‘multiple issues’ in 2021 it usually signifies that Covid is not the only cause of death. This album has multiple issues.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | This New Album Might Change Your Mind About Lieder

By Norman Lebrecht on March 26, 2021

Baritone Matthias Goerne, with a voice like brushed velvet and diction clearer than iced vodka, and pianist Seong-Jin Cho offer up a superb collection of Lieder.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | We May Never See The Likes Of Krzysztof Penderecki Again

By Norman Lebrecht on March 19, 2021

Krzysztof Penderecki's Credo is infused with a sense of liberation, a release from having to please anyone below the angels.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Stanchinsky: The Great Might-Have-Been

By Norman Lebrecht on March 12, 2021

In the evolution of Russian music, Stanchinsky is the great might-have-been.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Friedrich Gulda Was A Man Of Many Parts

By Norman Lebrecht on March 5, 2021

Naive at worst, Gulda's Symphony in G has 35 minutes of invention, which is more than can be said for most late 20th century symphonies.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | It Was Only A Matter Of Time Until We Had A Quarantine Symphony

By Norman Lebrecht on February 26, 2021

Bleak, bombastic, effective and evocative — Alexander Tchaikovsky's Quarantine Symphony attempts to describe our present situation.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ligeti Never Stayed Glum For Long

By Norman Lebrecht on February 19, 2021

Fiendishly difficult to play and irresistibly easy on the ear, British pianist Danny Driver captures Ligeti's mood swings in this new recording.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Some Of The Most Painfully Consequential Music You Will Ever Hear

By Norman Lebrecht on February 12, 2021

The outstanding Offenburgers play a gripping compilation of some of the most richly coloured and painfully consequential music you are ever likely to hear.
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