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This Month's Choices

December 2011

Chamber
Chamber

Purcell: Twelve Sonatas in Three Parts
Retrospect Trio
'The Retrospect Trio speak the language of Purcell as if...

Recording of the Month
Recording of the Month

Schumann: String Quartets
Doric String Quartet
'The playing has fragile pathos, volatility, exuberance and quirky...

Orchestral
Orchestral

Shostakovich: Symphonies
Nos 6 & 12
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
'Petrenko...

Opera
Opera

Handel: Agrippina
Alexandrina Pendatchanska; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/René Jacobs
'Deadly and...

Choral & Song
Choral & Song

Judith Weir: Choral works
Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber
'The freshness and...

Instrumental
Instrumental

Schubert: Piano works
Shai Wosner
‘What strikes the listener is the aristocratic grace of Wosner’s...

DVD
DVD

Music Makes A City: A Louisville Orchestra Story – a film by Owsley Brown III & Jerome Hiler
'A gripping view...

Jazz
Jazz

Wadada Leo Smith's Organic: Heart's Reflections
Wadada Leo Smith, Brandon Ross, Pheeroan akLaff
‘The sound...

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