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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ferruccio Busoni Is The Last Renaissance Man

By Norman Lebrecht on March 1, 2019

An inspirational figure in the musical life of Sibelius, Varèse, Schoenberg, Mahler, and Weill, Ferruccio Busoni is rediscovered in a new album with the Boston Symphony and Kirill Gerstein.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Zuzana Ruzickova's Lifetime Obsession With Bach Yields Incredible Results

By Norman Lebrecht on December 16, 2016

Newly remastered 20-CD Box of Bach recordings marks the 90th birthday of the great Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Records Of The Year — The Ones We Missed

By Norman Lebrecht on December 21, 2018

Eight classical albums released in 2018 that were too good to pass unnoticed.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ludmila Berlinskaya: Pasternak And Scriabin (Melodiya)

By Norman Lebrecht on April 1, 2016

"If you have even the slightest interest in Russian civilisation, you will need to experience this music without delay."
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Boris Giltburg's Shostakovich's Piano Concertos "Almost Faultless"

By Norman Lebrecht on January 13, 2017

Boris Giltburg joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in a new Naxos release that may make you rethink the standard approach to Shostakovich's Piano Concertos.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniel Grimwood Blows The Cobwebs Off Henselt

By Norman Lebrecht on December 2, 2016

Daniel Grimwood shines a light on the music of Adolph von Henselt, one of the most admired Romantic composers and piano virtuosi of the 19th century.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Whatever Happened To Composer Rebecca Clarke?

By Norman Lebrecht on January 4, 2019

Norman Lebrecht reviews a curious new album of music by composer Rebecca Clarke performed by cellist Natalie Clein.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Even Star Power Can't Save This Trout Quintet On Red Bull

By Norman Lebrecht on December 8, 2017

If you like your Trout Quintet like you like your Formula One race cars, then this one might be for you.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Piano Duo The World Was Waiting For

By Norman Lebrecht on March 30, 2018

Music does not get more exciting in modern times than Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan on opposing pianos.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Scriabin/Petrenko: A Balance Between Genius And Madness

By Norman Lebrecht on September 29, 2017

Vasily Petrenko/Scriabin: 2nd symphony and piano concerto: "There is much to enjoy here, so long as you don’t expect too much."
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