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This Month's Choices

January 2012

Recording of the Month
Recording of the Month

Mozart: Symphonies Nos 39 & 40
Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado
'Every bar bears his stamp, and seems imbued...

Opera
Opera

Liaisons: works by Cimarosa, Haydn, Mozart & Salieri
Chen Reiss; L'arte del mondo/ Werner Ehrhardt
'A...

Orchestral
Orchestral

Jonathan Harvey: Bird Concerto with Pianosong, Ricercare una melodia, Other Presences, Ricercare una melodia 
...

Choral & Song
Choral & Song

Wanderer: Songs by Schumann, Killmayer & Mahler
Christoph Prégardien, Ensemble Kontraste
'Pr...

Chamber
Chamber

Shostakovich • Myaskovsky: String Quartets
Pacifica Quartet
'The Pacifica's sense of musical argument is...

Instrumental
Instrumental

Handel: Eight Great Suites
Lisa Smirnova
'Lisa Smirnova's playing is urbane, joyful and sophisticated'

DVD
DVD

Stravinsky: The Rake's Prgress
Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
'This is a production full of colour and light,...

Jazz
Jazz

Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio: The 11th Gate
Dennis Rollins, Ross Stanley, Pedro Segundo
'Rollins...

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