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LEBRECHT LISTENS | If You Don't Know The Name "Mieczyslaw Weinberg", You Should

By Norman Lebrecht on January 20, 2017

Today, thanks largely to proselytism by Gidon Kremer and his friends, Mieczyslaw Weinberg is no longer obscure but a musical giant, waiting to be discovered.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Boris Giltburg's Shostakovich's Piano Concertos "Almost Faultless"

By Norman Lebrecht on January 13, 2017

Boris Giltburg joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in a new Naxos release that may make you rethink the standard approach to Shostakovich's Piano Concertos.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Guglielmo Ratcliff A Real Delight On Record

By Norman Lebrecht on January 6, 2017

2015 Wexford Festival Opera production of the rarely performed Pietro Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff might be a long evening at the opera but on record, time moves quickly.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Natalie Dessay Returns With "Odd" Album Of American Songs

By Norman Lebrecht on December 30, 2016

Natalie Dessay makes her Sony Classical debut with a new release featuring the Paris Mozart Orchestra and 2 Jazz Musicians.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Zuzana Ruzickova's Lifetime Obsession With Bach Yields Incredible Results

By Norman Lebrecht on December 16, 2016

Newly remastered 20-CD Box of Bach recordings marks the 90th birthday of the great Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Ruzickova.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | The Best And The Worst Classical Music Albums Of 2016 (Alternative Cuts)

By Norman Lebrecht on December 9, 2016

And the best classical music album of the year is...
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Daniel Grimwood Blows The Cobwebs Off Henselt

By Norman Lebrecht on December 2, 2016

Daniel Grimwood shines a light on the music of Adolph von Henselt, one of the most admired Romantic composers and piano virtuosi of the 19th century.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | András Schiff Redefines The Encore

By Norman Lebrecht on November 25, 2016

Andras Schiff explores links to Schubert, Mozart, Haydn and Bach in an album of encores which adds up to humble restraint and deep introspection.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Five Star Gem From Sol Gabetta And The Berlin Philharmonic

By Norman Lebrecht on November 18, 2016

Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta releases a new, five-star gem with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic featuring two treasures of the cello repertoire.
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LEBRECHT LISTENS | Every Single Note Is A Treasure

By Norman Lebrecht on November 11, 2016

Norman Lebrecht gets teary-eyed with a new Shostakovich release.
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