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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniil Trifonov Never Lets Us Down

By Norman Lebrecht on October 13, 2017

The 2011 Tchaikovsky winner has lost none of his capacity to surprise.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Steven Osborne's Etudes-Tableaux Shows He's Is Our Kind Of Pianist

By Norman Lebrecht on July 13, 2018

Steven Osborne's latest Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux album puts the pathological scrutiny back into these amazing sets of piano sketches.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Incoming TSO Chief Gives Us Proof That Unbelievers Write The Best Religious Music

By Norman Lebrecht on April 19, 2019

Gustavo Gimeno raises a keeps a tight grip on this Luxembourg performance with the local orchestra, the Vienna Singakademie and three Italians out of four soloists.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Arnold Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (Chandos)

By Norman Lebrecht on October 7, 2016

Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder is a hulking work requiring a large chorus, six soloists, and a full orchestra. Is this new Chandos release up to the task? Norman Lebrecht listens.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | New Album Resurrects Lost Works By A Criminally Overlooked Female Composer

By Norman Lebrecht on March 8, 2019

In honour of International Women’s Day, we take a look at a new album of never before recorded works by Welsh composer, Grace Williams.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Everywhere You Look Is Rachmaninov, Rachmaninov, Rachmaninov

By Norman Lebrecht on April 7, 2017

Khatia Buniatishvili and Paavo Järvi team up for a brilliant contemporary take on Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos 1 and 2, yet after three hearings, it's curiously unmemorable.
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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 | 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 | Daniel Lozakovich's Got It, Plain And Simple

By Norman Lebrecht on June 15, 2018

He knows what he has to say and he says it entirely in his own way. Meet violinist Daniel Lozakovich.
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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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