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  • Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw perform Satie
    Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw perform Satie

    'If you buy just one Satie disc in this anniversary year, this should be it.'

    Recording of the Month
  • Sibelius Symphonies Nos 3, 6 & 7 conducted by Osmo Vänskä

    'Vänskä adds a new depth to his contribution'

  • Concerti Bizarri
    Concerti Bizarri

    'The ensemble's playing is deliciously alert and spirited'

  • Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore
    Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

    'Richard Egarr brings springy energy to the score'

  • Virgil Thomson – Complete Songs
    Virgil Thomson – Complete Songs

    'A formidable body of achievement'

    Choral & Song
  • The Danish Quartet play works by Abrahamsen, Adès and Nørgård
  • Boris Giltburg plays Rachmaninov's Moments musicaux
    Boris Giltburg plays Rachmaninov's Moments musicaux

    'Boris Giltburg has impressed with the intelligence and colouristic magnificence of his playing'

  • Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

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