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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Alexander Lokshin Album Release An Icebreaker

By Norman Lebrecht on April 28, 2017

A five-star offering of music by Alexander Lokshin — a composer uncompromising in his reckless independence.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Yevgeny Sudbin: Medtner & Rachmaninov (Bis)

By Norman Lebrecht on February 16, 2016

Most concert pianists are like modern tennis players. They know that only two or three men and women are ever going to win the major tournaments, which leaves all the rest working harder each day in vain pursuit of an inhuman perfection and an inexhaustible hope.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Pretty Yende: A Journey (Sony Classical)

By Norman Lebrecht on September 30, 2016

At barely an hour this album is short measure, but this is a voice that must be heard. Not a minute to lose...
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Bela Bartók: 44 Duos (Decca)

By Norman Lebrecht on February 9, 2016

It has been an age since I looked to my shelves for a work by a major composer and found that, after 40 years of building a library, I don’t have it. Nor, so far as I recall, have I ever heard it, either in concert or on radio (though a few recordings do exist)...
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Elgar Remastered (Somm)

By Norman Lebrecht on August 26, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) Elgar Remastered: a 4-CD box set that will keep you warm through the winter.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | F. X. Mozart/Clementi: Piano Concertos (Hyperion)

By Norman Lebrecht on July 22, 2016

★★★★ (out of five) Howard Shelley plays the three concertos with brio, backed by the somewhat recessed Swiss orchestra of St Gallen and packaged in exemplary Hyperion sound.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | What's Got Into Cecilia Bartoli And Sol Gabetta?

By Norman Lebrecht on November 17, 2017

Parasols And beach bikes? Superstars Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta team up for something very different.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Luca Buratto: Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

By Norman Lebrecht on April 21, 2017

Do not be put off by the cover. This is a fantastic release by a pianist wise beyond his years.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nadia Boulanger Was A Composer Too?

By Norman Lebrecht on March 3, 2017

Two new recordings uncover French pedagogue Nadia Boulanger was more than just a legendary teacher, but a fine composer as well.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Kathleen Ferrier Was A Voice To Remember

By Norman Lebrecht on May 19, 2017

"She simply soars." An upcoming release of English contralto Kathleen Ferrier includes six new tracks poised to keep this musical marvel alive.
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