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Release Date: 4/16/2021
Number of Discs: 1

Cappella Romana is transforming ancient Byzantine scores into living musical lyricism. Kassianí’s songs demand to be heard, and we are enriched by listening to them, especially in this authentic and deeply expressive collection.

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Release Date: 4/9/2021
Label: BIS
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Franz Halász

This varied, highly atmospheric album of Spanish guitar music gives Halasz the opportunity to use a multiplicity of stylistic elements, and his sense of dramatic progression is particularly impressing.

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Release Date: 3/19/2021
Label: BIS
Number of Discs: 1
Performer: Ronald Brautigam
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cologne Academy

The orchestra’s rapt accompaniment is perfectly poised and appropriately weighted against the agreeably plump yet discreet sounds emanating from Brautigam’s fortepiano. It goes without saying that this pianist is always worth hearing.

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Release Date: 3/19/2021
Label: BIS
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Mezzo soprano Szilvia Vörös copes very well with the demands of her role. When the Fifth Door is flung open, Vörös’s scream - for that’s what it is - is simply hair-raising. As always, BIS complete the package with excellent notes, and, in this case, a legible, attractively presented libretto.

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Release Date: 3/5/2021
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Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Polyphony

You can sense their deep respect and understanding of both the text and music at all times. Their perfectly matched voices create a sonic canopy akin to the nave of a gothic cathedral.

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Release Date: 3/5/2021
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Dalene’s playing possesses palpable maturity, intelligence, and composure. He is also blessed with a superbly understanding piano partner who proves especially magical in the Grieg Sonata.

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Release Date: 2/12/2021
Number of Discs: 1
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
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Release Date: 2/5/2021
Label: BIS
Number of Discs: 1
Conductor: John Neschling


If anyone doubts Respighi’s flair and skill as an orchestrator, this release should still those doubts. It’s an entertaining disc in the best sense of the word and it’s a worthy addition to John Neschling’s Respighi series.

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Release Date: 2/5/2021
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Orchestra/Ensemble: Chiaroscuro Quartet

The Chiaroscuros return, armed with a perfect sound balance and rich, vibrant textures from each player.

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Release Date: 2/5/2021
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Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Orchestra/Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra

From the outset, Vänskä’s handling of the opening Adagio is sublime, its long themes opening up in endless waves thanks to the clean-toned Minnesota strings and the conductor’s perfectly judged balance between purposeful progress and emotional repose. This Tenth is a major achievement.

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