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Classical - To be released February 21, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - To be released January 24, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 10, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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20 years old and a brazen amount of talent: the Afro-British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has three idols. Cellists Jacqueline du Pré and Mstislav Rostropovitch and reggae legend Bob Marley, three passionate and extrovert forces. His career really took off after he performed at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018. His album Inspiration released the same year broke all sorts of sales records in the United Kingdom and his hometown of Nottingham even named a bus after him. As part of a partnership with the label Decca, he is back with a new recording, this time dedicated to the famous Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra headed by their new conductor, Sir Simon Rattle. A first class encounter which produces a poetic vision, almost like chamber music, of this renowned concerto. Made famous by Jacqueline du Pré’s versions (with Barbirolli then with her husband Daniel Barenboim), Elgar’s Concerto is accompanied on the track listing by other shorter pieces which were popular among soloists and music lovers alike a century ago, which the younger generation is bringing back in vogue. The album features arrangements of traditional music and works by Bloch, Elgar, Bridge, Fauré and Klengel. From the infinitely large to the infinitely small with the staggering virtuosity of this bright young talent. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released January 10, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 3, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 3, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 3, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released January 3, 2020 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released December 13, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Film Soundtracks - Released December 13, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released December 13, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Film Soundtracks - Released December 13, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released December 6, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released November 29, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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She had to dare. Cecilia Bartoli appears on this album cover nude, androgynous, in a full beard and with hair down to her shoulders, delving deeper into the legend surrounding Farinelli, already explored with questionable sensationalism in the world of cinema and replaced with more correct historical precision in Patrick Barbier's brilliant book dedicated to the famous Neapolitan castrato. The now-lost voice of castratos made eager crowds go wild at the time, the singers carrying a certain mythical aura around them, attributed to the confusion of their gender, bathed in an ambiguous eroticism. These music lovers have not however disappeared: they're the ones rushing to hear the Italian singer's vocal prowess both in concert and on disc. For this opus dedicated to Farinelli, Cecilia Bartoli has chosen well-known melodies from the repertoire of the famous singer, varying her vocal fireworks she is so renowned for with some more dramatic, introspective tunes. Cecilia Bartoli conjures up Porpora, Hasse, Giacomelli, Caldara and Riccardo Broschi, Farinelli's own brother in a thrilling spectacle which aims, if not to uncover a hypothetical voice of the past, to replicate the chills it could produce thanks to her passion and dedication to the art. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released November 28, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released November 22, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Ambient - Released November 15, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released November 15, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released November 15, 2019 | Decca Music Group Ltd.