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  • Fauré fully illuminated: a glorious new recording of orchestral works

    ‘Ivor Bolton and his players have clearly taken the composer’s aggravation seriously and the result is pure delight’

    Orchestral
  • Mahan Esfahani celebrates the quirky flamboyance of Bach’s toccatas

    ‘Under Mahan Esfahani’s fleet fingers, and even fleeter imagination, the toccatas positively fly’

    Instrumental
  • Concentrated power and richness in Melody Moore’s American songs

    ‘A performance full of interest and vividly communicative artistry’

    Choral & Song
  • Fenella Humphreys soars in The Four Seasons Recomposed

    ‘Humphreys mines the repetitive melodies for subtelties of colour, rather than drama’

    Concerto
  • Bringing Handel’s sopranos to life

    ‘Crowe and Bevan recreate two prime donne through their own blazing talents’

    Recording of the Month
  • A musical encounter alive with penetrating intelligence

    ‘An iridescent sonic weave which lingers long in the ear’

    Chamber
  • Dreaming up The Magic Flute

    ‘Steier offers brilliant and convincing solutions to the perennial problems of Die Zauberflote’

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    ‘Their work could stand confidently alongside the great Blue Note sessions by the likes of Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Jackie McLean'

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