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  • An ingenious and moving passion by Gabriel Jackson

    ‘Jackson’s engaging score is richly colourful and his instrumental writing proves a particular highlight’ 

    Choral & Song
  • A magnificent programme of trios from the Smetana

    ‘Intensely emotional language packed with swooning melodies’

  • New life breathed into Donizetti's lost opera

    ‘Mark Elder is a conductor who really understands how to let Donizetti breathe’ 

  • Beethoven piano sonatas delivered with authority and surprise

    ‘Rarely is pianistic virtuosity put to the service of such refined artistry’ 

  • Unsentimental, precise Bach concertos from Isabelle Faust

    ‘Throughout, the playing is of the highest order’

  • An exhilarating take by Iván Fischer on Mahler's Seventh

    ‘Iván Fischer contrasts gracious, chamber-textured dances with brilliant fanfares and toppling masses to absolute perfection’ 

  • A characterful live jazz recording of a brilliantly matched duo

    ‘The music just flows from one state to another with a mixture of energy and grace’ 

  • A dazzling collection of Shostakovich from the Boston Symphony Orchestra

    ‘Nelsons wins such beautiful phrasing, both collectively and individually’ 

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