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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Massenet With The Late Sally Silver Is Perfect Fare For A Summer's Night 

By Norman Lebrecht on August 2, 2019

This posthumous album of music by Massenet — curated by Sally Silver, accompanied by Richard Bonynge and produced by her husband Jeremy Silver — is a delight from start to finish.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Fascinating New Album Reveals Insights On Haydn Symphonies Through Solo Piano Transcriptions

By Norman Lebrecht on July 26, 2019

A new release by pianist Ivan Ilic of transcribed Haydn Symphonies for solo piano leads the ear up paths never fully imagined by the original symphonist.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Pocket Size Mozart Works Better Than You'd Think

By Norman Lebrecht on July 19, 2019

Pianist David Owen Norris crafts an intriguing recreation of how Mozart's large-scale orchestral works might have been encountered in Georgian Britain.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Bamberg Symphony Returns To Bedrock Repertoire

By Norman Lebrecht on July 12, 2019

The Bamberg Symphony returns to its best with a new album of Brahms and Dvořák.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nikos Skalkottas: A Jazz Meets Classical Curiosity

By Norman Lebrecht on July 5, 2019

If you’re into 20th-century piano music,  this new release of the music of Nikos Skalkottas should be high on your wishlist.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A New Bar For An Overlooked Beethoven

By Norman Lebrecht on June 28, 2019

Although Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives was once fairly popular, the work has not been much recorded — hardly at all, in fact, until now.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Roderick William Wants You To Savor Schubert’s Love-Struck Lieder

By Norman Lebrecht on June 21, 2019

One of the marvels of English music-making in the past couple of years has been the emergence of Roderick Williams in mid-career as one of the most pleasing lieder baritones of our time.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Mendelssohn In Birmingham Makes You Wonder Who He Really Was

By Norman Lebrecht on June 14, 2019

This really useful series has reached a clutch of shorter pieces, all of them offering fresh insights into the life and mind of the travelling composer-conductor, Felix Mendelssohn.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Davidsen And Fleming: A Tale Of Two Sopranos Coming And Going

By Norman Lebrecht on June 7, 2019

A soprano at the start of her journey cuts a debut album as another reaches what must be the end. The contrasts are simply too compelling to ignore.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Suk's Asrael Symphony Gets A New Interpreter

By Norman Lebrecht on May 24, 2019

The symphonic monument Asrael, written in memory of the composer’s wife Otilie and her father Antonin Dvorak, embodies for Czech musicians what Verdi’s Requiem does for Italians — a summit of national loss and hope.
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