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The Danish String Quartet Finally Celebrated Beethoven’s 250th Birthday
The award winning Danish String Quartet performed all sixteen Beethoven String Quartets from November 5-11 in an astonishing six programs—a belated celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday worth waiting for. The ensemble was originally scheduled to perform the works in a
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Labyrinths
David Le Page – Orchestra of the Swan
Labyrinths, the latest release from Orchestra of the Swan, explores themes of isolation, distance and a longing for human connection. Ideas of pilgrimage, contemplation and enlightenment are filtered through a sequence of beautifully atmospheric soundworlds. Formed in 1995, Orchestra of
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Love Came Down at Christmas
Celebrating the Anticipation, Hope and Peace of Christmas
In 2020, two British teenagers, Myron and Archie, former boy choristers with the renowned Magdalen College Choir, Oxford, recorded a very special album of music arranged for the unusual ensemble of treble duet. Myron and Archie’s debut album LOVE IS….
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Making the Case for English Piano Music
Duncan Honeybourne
‘De Profundis Clamavi’, a recent release by British pianist Duncan Honeybourne on the EM Records label, makes a persuasive and enjoyable case for lesser-known English composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Recorded in August 2020 in between the UK
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Why Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss Are a Perfect Violin-Piano Duo
The Schubert Club of Saint Paul Minnesota opened its 2021-22 International Artists Series on November 2, and 3, featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss. My expectation was that it would be a great evening. Finally: a live concert. I
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Sheng Cai – Grieg album
“all these works have rarely been recorded…..most people don’t know about them, and I would like to bring them to the forefront. I am always interested in great works that deserve more attention.” Sheng Cai, pianist A leading composer of
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Nightlight – Cordelia Williams
Darkness and light pervade Cordelia Williams’ latest release, Nightlight, which explores the many facets of nighttime – its turmoil, terror and tenderness, and the longing for and consolation of light – through a programme of brooding, atmospheric and ultimately consoling
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Reflections on the Leeds Piano Competition in 2021
Murray Perahia: Winner in 1972 Since its inception, the Leeds International Piano Competition has attained a highly respected reputation as the “most coveted prize in the piano world and internationally acclaimed for introducing some of the greatest pianists of our
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