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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Geraldine Mucha Was A Real Talent But From The Wrong Time

By Norman Lebrecht on March 9, 2018

A new album by the daughter-in-law of Alfons Mucha, one of the greatest figures in the European Art Nouveau movement, offers a glimpse into one of the most obscure composers of her generation.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | You Can Hardly Tell It’s Stravinsky

By Norman Lebrecht on January 13, 2018

Not another Rite! I hear you cry. Indeed not. This immaculate performance by Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra eschews the usual brutality.
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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 | 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 | The Lebrecht Album Of The Year 2017 Goes To...

By Norman Lebrecht on December 15, 2017

In these diminished times, any year that yields a couple of releases that can rank with, and perhaps displace, the legends of recording history must be counted a good one.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Manhattan Intermezzo (Naxos)

By Norman Lebrecht on January 26, 2016

What you really need to start 2016 – what you never imagined you might ever need – is a piano concerto by Neil Sedaka.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Beethoven Symphonies 4 and 5 (Sony)

By Norman Lebrecht on May 6, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) The last recording by the late great Nikolaus Harnoncourt with Concentus Musicus Wien.
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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 | 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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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Five Star Gem From Sol Gabetta And The Berlin Philharmonic

By Norman Lebrecht on November 18, 2016

Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta releases a new, five-star gem with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic featuring two treasures of the cello repertoire.
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