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  October 16, 2014

Aadland's fourth volume in his survey of all Grieg's orchestral works brings a pairing of one of the most known and best loved pieces of Classical music, the Piano Concerto in A minor, paired with his Symphony in C minor, a work damned by the composer himself and still lurking in the shadows of ... more
  October 10, 2014

"Ouvertures" is what Bach himself called these four orchestral works, which are among the most popular of his non-vocal musical legacy. They represent his great interest in French dance suites, which were in decline in their home country and were treated by his sons as obsolete. Strictly, of course, ... more
  October 4, 2014

Indefatigable organist Albert Bolliger in his travels around France's historic organs arrives at St-Guilhem-le-Désert to record Vol. 11. Even today, this town is considered to be remote, mountain-girt in the Langedoc region of Southern France. The appellation of "desert" was bestowed by a monk in ... more
  October 2, 2014

The convoluted and fascinating story of how Mozart came to write his only Requiem Mass in 1791, composing it on his death-bed so that his wife Constanze would get the fee for it has become legend itself. Battalions of music historians have wrangled with each other over every tiny clue about how ... more
  October 1, 2014

The second volume of Jonathon Plowright's traversal of Brahms' piano music takes us from his earliest existing original piece, the Scherzo in E flat minor Op. 4 (1851), to the Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 (1892) of his so called "Autumnal" late stage. Completing his artfully arranged programme, ... more

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