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Mariss Jansons Mozart: Requiem

In this era of minimally sized ensembles performing Mozart, it's almost refreshing to hear the composer's swan song, the unfinished Requiem in D minor, K. 626, performed by the sizable Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under conductor Mariss Jans

Mozart: Requiem - Mariss Jansons

During his last years in Vienna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed only three liturgical works: the short 'Ave Verum Corpus' and two unfinished masterworks: the 'Mass in C minor' and the 'Requiem' in D minor. Most of his sacred oeuvre was written at an earl

An Aldeburgh Musicircus - video

In the spirit of John Cage, on 22 June 2014, 1,000 performers, from Thomas Adès and the CBSO to Colchester Recorder Ensemble, from harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani to stiltwalkers, took part in An Aldeburgh Musicircus, the largest ever gathering of musician

Family Arts Festival 2014

The Family Arts Festival returns from the 17th October to the 2nd November 2014. Featuring 2000 events from 500 organisations from across the UK, the festival aims to make the arts more accessible to families across the country. Events taking place co

Panorama of American Piano Music - Yvar Mikhashoff, Antheil, Zappa, Copland, Bowles

'Panorama of American Piano Music' is a comprehensive survey of 20th century piano works, beginning with Ives 'The Alcotts' movement from the 'Concord Sonata' (1912) through Lou Harrison s 'Summerfield Set' (1988). Every decade is represented with works f

Aldeburgh festival review pioneering accordion and harpsichord in the smaller venues

A sea spray-soaked accordion concert was among the virtuoso performances that conjured up the innovation of Britten's earliest festivals.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Aldeburgh Festival, review

Thomas Adès created a sense of danger as he steered the CBSO from the winsome daintiness of Ravel to his own awesome vision of outer space.

Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts review amazing crunchy harmonies

This recording is worth hearing for the amazing crunchy harmonies at the end of track six alone!

Brahms: Complete String Quartets/Piano Quintet review a breath of fresh air

Like opening the curtains on a sunny morning, this recording throws fresh light on the familiar features of Brahms's beguiling chamber music.

Ben Foskett: Dinosaur review entering the composer's exuberant sound-world

British composer Ben Foskett writes music of variety and discipline – a play of microtones and modal harmonies, mechanistic structures and fluid melodic motifs.