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Jacques Lenot
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Brentano Quartet
Beethoven
The Late String Quartets Op.130 & Grosse Fuge Op.133
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Alexandre Tharaud
Mozart & Haydn
Jeunehomme
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Joyce DiDonato | Bernard Labadie
Les Violons du Roy



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Andreas Staier
Robert Schumann
Variationen & FantasiestĂĽcke
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This third volume of Andreas Staier's series devoted to the piano music of Robert Schumann begins with his first published composition, the "Abegg" Variations op.1, and ends with his very last work, posthumously published "Geistervariationen". The road he travelled between the two words was a long one, yet this programme also brings out the consistency of the poetic urge that gives Schumann's music its matchless powers of evocation.

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Alexander Melnikov
Beethoven
Complete Works for violoncello & piano
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Beethoven's works for cello and piano were written between 1796 and 1815. He effectively created the sonata for cello, with an independent piano part, in his Op.5, intended for Jean-Louis Duport and dedicated to Frederick William II of Prussia. Like the delightful variations on themes by Handel and Mozart, they represent his first-period style, as Op.69 typifies the second. The two sublime Sonatas Op.102, for their part, already herald the unprecedented stylistic freedom of the composer's final decade.

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Javier Perianes
Felix Mendelssohn
Lieder ohne Worte
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This programme illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admiration for classical order; and, finally, a genuine veneration for Bach (Prelude and Fugue op.35). The whole radiant universe of Mendelssohn is encapsulated here.

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Alexandre Tharaud
Moderne
Satie, Ravel, Debussy, Poulenc & Others
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DEBUSSY
Sonata n°1 for cello & piano
MAURICE RAVEL
The complete work for piano (2 CD)
ERIK SATIE
Avant-dernières pensées / Solos & duos (2 CD)
FRANCIS POULENC
Sonatas & suites for cello / clarinet & piano
& WORKS by Zoltán Kodály, Alban Berg, Anton
Webern, Frederic Mompou, Henri Dutilleux,
Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen et Thierry PĂ©cou

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Alexander Melnikov
Paul Hindemith
Sonatas for...
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Hindemith composed more than 30 sonatas for the most diverse instruments – all of which he was capable of playing himself! This fascinating selection of works written between 1935 (when he became persona non grata in Nazi Germany) and 1948 (the brilliant Cello Sonata for Piatigorsky) is played by some of today's finest soloists, with the guiding spirit of Alexander Melnikov at the piano. How often does one hear a sonata for Althorn? Especially one published along with a poem by the composer?

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  • Brentano String Quartet

    Brentano String Quartet

    The Brentano String Quartet will be performing on 14th April at the Milton Court Concert Hall alongside Joyce DiDonato and Jake Heggie. For further details, click here . Read more...
  • Andreas Staier

    Andreas Staier

    Andreas Staier will be performing on 4th July at the York Early Music Festival. For further details and to book your tickets, click here. Read more...
  • TANA STRING QUARTET

    TANA STRING QUARTET

    The Tana String Quartet will present the world premiere of Hector Parra's new work Aracne at the Auditorium du Louvre on 17th April. They will also perform the piece, especially written for them, at their Wigmore Hall de... Read more...
  • YOSSIF IVANOV

    YOSSIF IVANOV

    Yossif Ivanov made a successful debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing Bruch's Violin Concerto no.1, under the baton of David Hill. Click here to read excerpts of his reviews. Read more...
  • Romain Guyot

    Romain Guyot

    Romain Guyot will be in Paris on the 29 March for a concert at the Philharmonie with the Orchestre d'Auvergne and conductor Roberto Forés Veses. The programme will include the French premiere of Dreams and Prayers of Isa... Read more...
  • Quentin Hindley

    Quentin Hindley

    After a successful debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in January, Quentin Hindley will conduct a series of three family concerts with the Orchestre RĂ©gional de Basse Normandie, on 28the February, 1... Read more...