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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Beethoven That Sings Like A Pentecostal Nightingale

By Norman Lebrecht on May 7, 2021

The Aris play Beethoven with sweeping flair and something close to insouciance on this recent recording.
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Lebrecht Listens | Mining The Fruits Of Michael Mann’s Musical Career

By Norman Lebrecht on April 30, 2021

Mann’s playing is subliminally evocative of a decade when Europe’s finest settled beside the Pacific in a new recording showcasing his life's work.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | We Expect Oracles From Composers In Ominous Times

By Norman Lebrecht on April 23, 2021

We expect oracles from composers in ominous times, but it is the interpreters Benjamin Baker and Daniel Lebhardt, who bring out the terrors and anxieties that rumble beneath these works.
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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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