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Ludwig Van
Toronto Montreal

LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Chronicles Of Vitezslava Kapralova

By Norman Lebrecht on February 10, 2017

A new recording by pianist Giorgio Koukl puts the spotlight on the legendary life of Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Jonas Kaufmann's Mahler Admirable, But Misguided

By Norman Lebrecht on March 17, 2017

This is one of those treasurable major-label releases, made with the best of intentions, in which everything turns out wrong.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Concert-Centenaire, Vol. 1: Rudi Stephan/Albéric Magnard

By Norman Lebrecht on March 1, 2016

Rudi Stephan, Albéric Magnard: two composers joined by tragic deaths on opposite sides of the First World War.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Best And The Worst Classical Music Albums Of 2016 (Alternative Cuts)

By Norman Lebrecht on December 9, 2016

And the best classical music album of the year is...
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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 | If You Don't Know The Name "Mieczyslaw Weinberg", You Should

By Norman Lebrecht on January 20, 2017

Today, thanks largely to proselytism by Gidon Kremer and his friends, Mieczyslaw Weinberg is no longer obscure but a musical giant, waiting to be discovered.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Luca Buratto: Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

By Norman Lebrecht on April 21, 2017

Do not be put off by the cover. This is a fantastic release by a pianist wise beyond his years.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | For Paul Ben-Haim, Timing Was Everything

By Norman Lebrecht on June 30, 2017

At no point in either of these works does it feel Paul Ben-Haim is going on too long — and of how many composers can that be said?
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Why Hollywood Blacklisted Composer Hanns Eisler Still Matters

By Norman Lebrecht on March 10, 2017

A new recording featuring works by McCarthy era target Hanns Eisler serves as a reminder of a voice that deserves reintroduction.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Songs By Richard Strauss Are Not For Wallflowers

By Norman Lebrecht on June 23, 2017

English soprano Louise Alder, who made an opera debut as Glyndebourne’s stand-in Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier in 2014, sounds undaunted by anything Strauss can throw at her.
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