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LEBRECHT LISTENS | An Indispensable 4th Symphony For Mahler Connoisseurs

By Norman Lebrecht on April 22, 2022

This recording is the first, and a positive start, in a planned Mahler cycle by the Czech Philharmonic.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Mid-Century Prawn Cocktail Of British Classical

By Norman Lebrecht on April 15, 2022

Two new releases spotlight the work of British composers, in many cases, first recordings of lesser known gems.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | What Makes Rachmaninov So Great?

By Norman Lebrecht on April 8, 2022

A new release by the introspective Scottish pianist Steven Osborne reveals the irresistible nature of two of Rachmaninov's works for piano.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Where To Start With Your Weinberg Journey

By Norman Lebrecht on April 1, 2022

When people ask, ‘where do I start with Weinberg?’, I've had no easy answer — until now.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Sinfonia of London’s ‘Metamorphosen’ Is A Bittersweet Elegy

By Norman Lebrecht on March 25, 2022

In mid-March 1945, Richard Strauss set about writing a suite for string orchestra that would reflect his feelings at the surrounding devastation.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Ligeti Floats Like Butterflies With Danish National Vocal Ensemble

By Norman Lebrecht on March 18, 2022

Ligeti and Kodaly get an exemplary liftoff from the Danish National Vocal Ensemble, opening up uncharted worlds of imagination.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nash Ensemble Acquires A Taste For Birtwistle

By Norman Lebrecht on March 11, 2022

Into every musical life, a little Birtwistle must fall.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Rarities From The Fringes Of String Quartet Consciousness

By Norman Lebrecht on March 4, 2022

Quartet Berlin-Tokyo offer works by composers lost in the political mists of Eastern Europe, delivering a profound resonance amidst the horrors of Russia’s latest outrage in Ukraine.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | New Releases From Joyce DiDonato & Asmik Grigorian You Should Hear

By Norman Lebrecht on February 25, 2022

Two new releases by opera singers Joyce DiDonato and Asmik Grigorian showcase their superb talent.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Bacewicz Invites Us Into A Safe Space

By Norman Lebrecht on February 18, 2022

This is art not so much as escapism, but as transcendence. Bacewicz invites us into a safe space.
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