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Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 februari 2021 | PM Classics Ltd.

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The violence and horror depicted in Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin channel the events of the collapse of the first Hungarian Soviet Republic and the Red and White Terrors of 1919-1921 that followed. The inscrutable Mandarin falls into a trap set up by a gang of bloodthirsty thugs with tragic results and an ultimately touching conclusion. The Second Suite of 1909, conceived as a Serenade for small orchestra, is on a smaller scale than the First Suite. The Hungarian Peasant Songs date from the period of the Great War. Originally a set of short piano pieces, Bartók orchestrated nine of the movements in 1933, eight of which are recorded here. © Onyx Classics
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 19 februari 2021 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 11 december 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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It almost feels superfluous to review the latest installment of James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong's Beethoven sonata cycle, when the previous three albums have been so consistently covetable, and thus so consistently written about to that affect. We're all running out of superlatives. That said, this fourth album is also the final one, and thoroughly merits the spillage of yet more glowing ink.The set's outstanding sonatas are two of only three sonatas Beethoven wrote with four rather than the standard three movements. Sonata No. 7 with its C minor tonality is the most dramatic and turbulent of the trio of Op. 30 Sonatas, clearly looking ahead to the “Kreutzer” of the following year. Sonata No. 10, composed a decade later for the great French violinist Pierre Rode, is then a gentler proposition entirely, sitting alone in its Op. 96.Those already engaged in meaningful relationships with the first three volumes of this recording cycle will be pleased – albeit unsurprised – to learn that its culmination gives us the same natural, vivid, but-not-too-close acoustic quality, the same light agility proving modern-instrument readings of this repertoire can sound every bit as “right” as period-instrument ones, and the same clear understanding that these sonatas weren't conceived as “violin sonatas” but as “sonatas for keyboard and violin”, i.e. with the piano positioned on an equal footing with the violin.On to the details, and Armstrong sets the stage at the outset of No. 7 to fabulous affect, with the unpredictable, Mephistophelian edge he's brought to the shaping of the semi-quaver bunches of the piano's darkly threatening opening subject; and across the sonata he and Ehnes serve up an edge-of-the-seat blend of theatrical turbulence and fine elegance – fiery dynamic contrasts and colorful shaping articulated with unfailingly neat elegance, with their respective tones wonderfully pure and clear. Their Adagio is both as cantabile as you could wish, and deliciously peppered with dynamics-shaped surprises.No. 10 is no less satisfying, Ehnes's sweet tone and ability to spin a long legato line bringing constant pleasure; not least in the Adagio, which sounds all the more serene for its flow, Ehnes and Armstrong having not milked its romance more than they have to – at 5'25 it's on a par with Faust and Melnikov's period reading, and significantly faster than the likes of Kremer and Argerich at 6'28”, or indeed Zukerman and Barenboim's 7'13”. A warm finale, containing both delectably langorous moments and invigorating folky outbursts, rounds off a cycle that should bring repeated joy to listeners of both the modern and period instrument camps. © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz
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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 27 november 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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One could lose oneself among the multitude of German orchestras, so active is musical life in that great musical country. But these orchestras' many fusions can render reality somewhat opaque. This is the case with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie which offers us here a new recording of Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D minor with Joseph Moog, coming on the heels of the recording of the Second, which was released in 2017. This orchestra, founded in 2007, was the product of a merger between the Saarbrücken and Kaiserlautern Radio Orchestras, whose total membership has fallen from 152 to 98 musicians today. Born in Germany in 1987, pianist and composer Joseph Moog is one of Germany's emerging pianists. At the stand, Australian conductor Nicholas Milton lends the long, famous orchestral introduction a serene atmosphere closer to the melancholic Brahms of his later years than to the youthful, raging fire of the First Concerto. This is confirmed in Joseph Moog's style: the pianist takes his time, and gives the whole work a dreamy, rather dishevelled quality. In this rendition, the final four Klavierstücke, Op. 119 have much the same feeling to them. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Balletten - Verschenen op 30 oktober 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 25 september 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 18 september 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 7 september 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 24 april 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 24 april 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 20 maart 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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With this new release, Shai Wosner continues his journey to the centre of the world of Schubert – a composer for whom the Israeli pianist, who has lived in New York since the age of 20, has various forms of affinity, and especially with his four later Sonatas. The first hour brings together the great Sonata in a minor, D. 845, which Pollini recorded for Deutsche Grammophon in his youth, as well as the astonishing Sonata D. 894 in G Major, a journey of another order altogether, closer to the final piece which is preceded by the dramatic Sonata in C minor, D. 958. A follower of Emanuel Ax, Shai Wosner seduces with his supreme elegance. The magnetic poetry of his playing style finds especially promising ground in Schubert’s work – but also in the later pages of Brahms. His Schubert is pure, absolutely without ornament. The great delicacy in the variations of nuances, the attention to phrasing and the accuracy of tempo, the search for lyricism at the heart of an intimate discourse: all these facets again set Wosner apart as a musician, even if the relative absence of contrasts is sometimes striking (Sonata D. 894). At the heart of this double album, recorded over in six days in July 2018 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City, are the particularly moving moments at the Finale of the D. 845, at a very moderate tempo, or a very finely balanced D. 958 which was never going to sound like a romantic post-Erlkönig joyride here (as Svyatoslav Richter wanted it to be). On the contrary, only the song, in its contrasts, shines here: a seductively light touch. There is no surprise when we hear the opening strains of the Andante sostenuto of the D. 960 : music of the spheres, here absolutely aerial, but never ethereal! © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 21 februari 2020 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 25 oktober 2019 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 11 oktober 2019 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Andrew Manze and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s cycle of the 9 Vaughan Williams symphonies have been praised by the reviewers, and their live performances rapturously received. This album contains the most popular of his shorter orchestral works – The Tallis Fantasy, Greensleeves, The Lark Ascending and the wonderful Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus". The Serenade to Music is heard in the rarely performed orchestral version – this album will be a must have for all fans of the composer! © Onyx Classics
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 17 september 2019 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 10 mei 2019 | PM Classics Ltd.

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The final volume in the RLPO/Andrew Manze Vaughan Williams Symphony cycle contains ‘Sinfonia Antartica’ No.7 and his final enigmatic symphony, the 9th. The 7th drew its inspiration from music RVW had composed for the film ‘Scott of the Antartic’, though very little of that score actually made it to the symphony. This often mis-understood work is a true symphony that draws on themes from the film. The composer headed each movement with a literary quotation, and these are narrated on this recording by the distinguished actor Timothy West, following in the footsteps of Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson. The 9th symphony dates from his final years and shows no trace of any creative decline. It is a challenging forbidding work and if music could be hewn from granite, then this symphony is a supreme example. © Onyx Classics
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Kamermuziek - Verschenen op 3 mei 2019 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 26 april 2019 | PM Classics Ltd.

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Melvyn Tan embraces three centuries keyboard style tracing the inspirations for Ravel’s ground-breaking works for piano. By exploring new pianistic territory, Ravel mirrored Scarlatti and Liszt in experimenting and expanding the possibilities of the keyboard, now setting it free in highly coloured, impressionistic washes of sound which evoke situations, landscapes and characters. © Onyx
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 november 2018 | PM Classics Ltd.

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German pianist Joseph Moog (born in 1987), recipient of the prestigious Young Artist of the Year award at the 2012 and 2015 Gramophone Classical Music Awards as well as 2014 Solo Instrumentalist for his album “Scarlatti Illuminated”, has led a stunning fifteen-year international career that has led him to perform on the world’s greatest stages accompanied by excellent orchestras. His repertoire includes the great classical repertoire, romanticism and 20th century as well as rarities that have become his trademark (rather than a simple specialisation). He has tackled works from the likes of Leopold Godowsky, Ferruccio Busoni, Anton Rubinstein, Moritz Moszkowski and Ignaz Friedman, some of the most significant virtuoso-composers of their time. Here, we find him deep in exploration of the French repertoire with Debussy’s twelve Études, completed by a thirteenth one which was recently discovered in the composer’s drafts and duly finished by Roy Howat. The album also features an absolute essential, Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, which Moog performs with great clarity. It’s as if the preceding Études had warmed up his fingers as well as his mind and naturally spilled over into the famous triptych. © SM/Qobuz
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 23 november 2018 | PM Classics Ltd.

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