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  • Bach revisited: Angela Hewitt’s triumphant return to the Partitas

    ‘Hewitt sounds completely immersed in the music’s expressive soundworld, as well as its peerless structural logic’

    Recording of the Month
  • Peter Donohoe brings us Tchaikovsky with poise and passion

    'Peter Donohoe, while never underplaying the Sonata’s moments of explosive rhetoric, finds a poetic, Chopinesque poise’

    Instrumental
  • A showcase of blazing Baroque energy and haunting lyricism

    'Dmitri Sinkosky is a latter-day Paganini who brings to this programme of Baroque pyrotechnics the perfect balance of fire and art’

    Concerto
  • A radiant restoration of Lully’s Isis

    'Rousset pushes performers to their dramatic limits which highlights their flawless execution'

    Opera
  • Vasily Petrenko gives voice to Strauss’s tone poems

    'Don Quixote emerges as one of the richest orchestral scores ever composed, the ultimate opera for orchestra'

    Orchestral
  • Ingenious and energetic improvisation from Elliot Galvin

    'The prodigious musicality of Elliot Galvin has propelled him directly into the ranks of the UK’s most credible improvisers/ composers/deployers of musical ideas'

    Jazz
  • A dazzling presentation of Haydn’s hidden gem

    'Justin Doyle with his team of talented soloists do this work proud'

    Choral & Song
  • A glorious convergence of ancient and modern from Fretwork

    ‘The expanded ensemble negotiates the sonorous seven-part delights of Parsons and Purcell with an expansively ear-filling plenitude’

    Chamber

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