Monthly Choices

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This Month's Choices

July 2011

Recording of the Month
Disc of the Month

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Paul Lewis (piano)
'Lewis has a commanding view of the work' 

Orchestral
Orchestral

Bruch: Violin Concerto; Romance in F; String Quintet in A minor
Vadim Gluzman; Bergen PO/Andrew Litton
'...

Opera
Opera

Britten: The Turn of the Screw
Glyndebourne; LPO/Edward Gardner
'We are drawn into the plight of every...

Choral & Song
Choral & Song

JS Bach: Cantatas Vol. 48: BWV 34, 117, 98 & 120
Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki
'An outstanding...

Chamber
Chamber

Sibelius • Smetana: String Quartets
Dante Quartet
'The Dantes characterise the rapid mood changes with...

Instrumental
Instrumental

Liszt: Harmonies du soir; Ballade No. 2 in B minor etc
Nelson Freire (piano)
'This is immensely...

DVD
DVD

Britten: Billy Budd
LPO/The Glyndebourne Chorus/Mark Elder
'The most compelling Billy Budd on video' ...

Jazz
Jazz

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Live
Miles Davis (tp), Gary Bartz (sax), Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett (keyboards) etc
...

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