This first volume in a trilogy comprising the complete concertos and piano trios of Schumann brings together two late and unjustly neglected works. The instigators of the project, Isabelle Faust, Alexandre Melnikov and Jean-Guihen Queyras, champion their cause with a force of conviction and a choice of instruments that restore the delicate transparency and subtlety of their textures. From start to finish of this recording, the poet speaks . . .
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
The Dmitri Ensemble
Music for Ascensiontide & Pentecost
Ascension and Pentecost are among the chief feasts of the Christian year. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and The Dmitri Ensemble, both led by Graham Ross, explore the rich imagery of musical settings which span five centuries, including five world première recordings.view
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The "hm Treasures by..." Playlists curated by our artists open the vaults of harmonia mundi's treasured catalog. These selections gather together their favorite titles, which we hope will become yours as well."
Goldberg Variations BWV988
Britten Sinfonia’s Associate Leader, Thomas Gould directs the ensemble in Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s beautifully realised and heartfelt arrangement for strings of Bach’s great keyboard work, the Goldberg Variations. “An astonishing performance that preserved the delicate contrapuntal intricacy of Bach’s original. ... A virtuoso tour de force” (The Guardian, concert review)view