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Les Indes Galantes: Les Talens Lyriques - The Barbican

When Jean-Phillippe Rameau unveiled his first opera in Paris in 1733, he was immediately hailed as the greatest opera composer since Lully and the saviour of France’s ambitions to lead the international opera scene. Two years later Rameau presented a cu

Arensky: Piano Trios - review

Leonore Piano Trio (Hyperion) Following hard on the heels of Trio Wanderer 's imposing Harmonia Mundi recording of Anton Arensky 's Piano Trio No 1 we now have the Leonore 's readings of both his trios (with Rachmaninov 's Vocalise , arranged for pi

Dido and Aeneas/Young Wife; Takács Quartet – review

Hunky American quarterback Aeneas lifts his shirt and laughingly takes a selfie of his six-pack before pinging it to prom queen Dido who giggles over the image with fellow cheerleader and best friend, Belinda.

Dido and Aeneas/Young Wife; Takács Quartet – review

Hunky American quarterback Aeneas lifts his shirt and laughingly takes a selfie of his six-pack before pinging it to prom queen Dido who giggles over the image with fellow cheerleader and best friend, Belinda.

John Matthias 'Geisterfahrer'

This new album from the musician, features a wide range of new material that all seem to have a mystical and haunting feel to them. Many of the tracks that have been recorded for the album were composed and performed by John Matthias and Andrew Prior

Ravel & Scriabin - HJ Lim

The album, realeased February 2014, features Scriabin sonatas (Nos 4 & 5) and Ravel waltzes (La Valse and the Valses nobles et sentimentales).

Works For Piano/Takahashi - Iannis Xenakis

"Fasten your seat belts. This is one real roller coaster of a disc. Aki Takahashi plunges into Evryali as though her life depended on it..." wrote Ivan Moody in his International Record Review review of this disc's original 1999 release. This reissue n

Mieczyslaw Weinberg - Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica

The music of Mieczyslaw Weinberg is finally beginning to get the hearing it has long deserved. Weinberg's lifetime spanned the 20th century: born 1919 in Warsaw, he died 1996 in Moscow, in semi-obscurity. Along the way, his allies and supporters had inclu

Il Diario di Chiara review - 'A bit hard-driven'

Europa Galante/Biondi (Glossa) In the 18th century, the Ospedale della Piet

Schubert: Die Winterreise review - Jonas Kaufmann dials it down

Kaufmann/Deutsch (Sony Classical) Jonas Kaufmann has sung enough Lieder in Britain now for us not to be surprised at how a tenor with such a thrillingly operatic voice, who seems to take every challenge he encounters in the opera house so comfortably i