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Leoncavallo: Pagliacci & ...

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci & Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - Kaufmann; Agresta; Staatskapelle Dresden / Thielemann

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite ...

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite & Capriccio Italien

Magdalena Kožená sings Monteverdi

Magdalena Kožená: Monteverdi arias

Bertrand Chamayou plays Ravel

Ravel: Complete works for solo piano - Bertrand Chamayou

MM Music Top 10


Bach: Violin concertos – Cecilia Bernardini; Dunedin Consort / Butt

From time to time, along comes a recording that that uplifts the soul in a way that few others do. I...


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Elgar & Walton: Cello Concertos – Isserlis; Philharmonia / P Järvi

Writing about a disc so wonderfully British, I could easily spend this review chatting to you about ...


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Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas – Angela Hewitt

Ever since Angela Hewitt played two groups of Scarlatti sonatas at her 2015 Edinburgh Festival recit...


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Handel: Israel in Egypt, HWV54 arr. Mendelssohn – Soloists; The King’s Consort / King

The premise of this disc is appealing but one wonders if it’s too niche to be really worthwhile: a...


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Copland: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 – BBC Philharmonic / Wilson

For this new series, the conductor, arranger, and light music specialist John Wilson, a BBC Proms...


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Vilde Frang – Britten & Korngold Violin Concertos

Release date scheduled for 26 February 2016. Orders placed now will be posted in time for...


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Elgar: Symphony No. 1 – Staatskapelle Berlin / Barenboim

Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin have enjoyed tremendous success on disc in recent years with ...


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Introit: The Music of Gerald Finzi – Aurora Orchestra / Nicholas Collon

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of British composer Gerald Finzi’s passing, Decca Classics ...


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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50 Nos. 1-6 (complete) – The London Haydn Quartet

The London Haydn Quartet turns to the six Op 50 quartets. More serious—intellectually taut—th...


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