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This Month's Choices

October 2009

Orchestral
Orchestral

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra/Mark Wigglesworth 'Wigglesworth goes deeper than his rivals in...

Opera
Opera

Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle Elena Zhidkova, Willard White; London SO/Valery Gergiev 'This is the LSO's most successful...

Chamber
Chamber

Beethoven: Complete violin sonatas Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano) 'Stimulating and fascinating Beethoven...

Choral & Song
Choral & Song

Handel: Arie per basso Lorenzo Regazzo (bass); Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini 'Bass Lorenzo Regazzo demonstrates a fine...

Instrumental
Instrumental

Handel & Haydn Angela Hewitt (piano) 'Angela Hewitt mixes heartfelt response to the music with rigorous scholarship'

Recording of the Month
Disc of the Month

Verdi: Requiem Accademia Di Santa Cecilia Chorus & Orchestra/Antonio Pappano 'This Requiem is firmly founded on the...

DVD
DVD
Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande Juliane Banse (soprano); Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra/Claudio Abbado 'Abbado's account of Pelleas...
Jazz
Jazz

Steve Kuhn Trio: Mostly Coltrane Steve Kuhn (piano), Joe Lovano (sax), David Finck (bass), Joey Baron (drums) 'Arrangements...

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