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This Month's Choices

August 2009

Choral & Song
Choral & Song

Jackson: Not no faceless Angel Polyphony/Stephen Layton 'It's hard to imagine performances of greater distinction'

Jazz
Jazz

Jazz in the Garden Stanley Clarke Trio 'This Stanley Clarke Trio session album works splendidly'

Opera
Opera

Tragédiennes 2: From Rameau to Berlioz Véronique Gens (soprano); Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset 'Véronique Gens is...

Recording of the Month
Disc of the Month

Haydn: The Seasons Arnold Schoenberg Choir; Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt 'Harnoncourt combines vivid...

Instrumental
Instrumental

Hindemith: Organ works Daniel Hyde (organ); Britten Sinfonia/Benjamin Bayl 'An unusual and lively view of Hindemith by organist...

Orchestral
Orchestral

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 Russian National Orchestra/Mikhail Pletnev 'A compelling account of Shostakovich's 15th...

Chamber
Chamber

Handel: 12 Solo Sonatas, Op. 1 Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr 'A deeply satisfying album of Handel's Op. 1 Sonatas...

DVD
DVD

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Margarita Höhenrieder (piano); Staatskapelle Dresden/Fabio Luisi 'A fiery and noble Beethoven...

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