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GRAMOPHONE 2023

BEST NEW CLASSICAL ALBUMS

Martin Cullingford's pick of the finest recordings from this month's reviews.
Here are the titles available from Naxos Direct.
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‘Toutes les nuits’ 
Dulces Exuviae 

"This is a beautiful album, programmed with great care, deeply atmospheric, and performed with a moving and sensitive emotional depth by baritone Romain Bockler and lutenist Bor Zuljan." (Gramophone) 


189 kr
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Kalabis. Krása. Martinu Harpsichord Concertos 
Mahan Esfahani hpd Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Liebreich 

"Another triumph from the ever-exploratory and brilliantly virtuosic Mahan Esfahani." (Gramophone) 


169 kr
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‘Les nuits de Paris’ 
Les Siècles / François-Xavier Roth 

"Settle down for a delightful journey of discovery through lesser-known French dance music, from the ever-impeccable musical forces of François-Xavier Roth and his period-instrument Les Siècles." (Gramophone) 


349 kr
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Bartók. Brahms. Janácek Violin Sonatas 
Patricia Kopatchinskaja vn Fazil Say pf

"Here is music-making every bit as striking and individual and as we’d expect from such probing artists as Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Fazil Say." (Gramophone) 


189 kr
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Poulenc La voix humaine 
Véronique Gens sop Orchestre National de Lille / Alexandre Bloch

"This is a really extraordinary performance of Poulenc’s devastating solo opera, Véronique Gens bringing both musical and dramatic perfection to the role." (Gramophone) 


189 kr
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French Orchestral Works
Hans Rosbaud 

"A stunning four-disc set of French music – from composers including Ibert, Milhaud, Roussel, Ravel and others – makes for a hugely valuable addition to German conductor Hans Rosbaud’s discography." (Gramophone) 


299 kr
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Donizetti ‘Signor Gaetano’ 
Javier Camarena ten Coro Donizetti Opera; Gli Originali / Riccardo Frizza

"Mexican tenor Javier Camarena offers a personal and musically thrilling tribute to Donizetti. A singer on top form, in repertoire he has a clear affection for and affinity with – a splendid album." (Gramophone) 


159 kr
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Beethoven Five Piano Concertos 
Haochen Zhang pf Philadelphia Orchestra / Nathalie Stutzmann

"Van Cliburn Gold Medal winner and Avery Fisher Prize recipient, Haochen Zhang now adds a hugely impressive Beethoven concerto set to his list of achievments." (Gramophone) 


369 kr
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Langgaard Symphony No 1 
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sakari Oramo 

"The Berlin Philharmonic premiered this work – Langgaard’s First Symphony – back in 1913; under Oramo, they bring immense understanding and instinct to it today." (Gramophone) 


169 kr
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Guðmundsson Windbells 
Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra 

"Crystalline, clarity of texture – Andrew Mellor’s well-chosen words perfectly capture what makes Icelandic composer Hugi Gumundsson’s music so fascinating, and so worth hearing." (Gramophone) 


159 kr
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Martinu Two Cello Sonatas
Johannes Moser vc Andrei Korobeinikov pf
 
"A perfect control of rhythm allows for beautifully expressive playing – Johannes Moser and Andrei Korobeinikov offer a wonderful set of Martin=’s cello sonatas." (Gramophone) 


159 kr
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Rzewski The People United Will Never Be Defeated! 
Vadym Kholodenko pf
 
"Another Rzewski cycle to add to recent acclaimed recordings, but one every bit as personally thought-through as the composer might have hoped. Vadym Kholodenko is on fine form." (Gramophone) 



159 kr
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Monteverdi Madrigals, Book 7 
Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini 
 
"A gorgeously performed and recorded album from an artist, Rinaldo Alessandrini, with a richly personal association with Monteverdi’s madrigals, their musicality and humanity." (Gramophone) 


239 kr
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‘A Shropshire Lad’ 
Roderick Williams bar Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder

"A singer of extraordinarily communicative skill, as composer Roderick Williams has wonderfully orchestrated these much-loved works with care and understanding." (Gramophone) 


159 kr
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Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur 
Sols; Chorus and Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale, Florence / Daniel Harding 

"An intriguing and engaging directorial take on Cilea’s opera, with Daniel Harding leading the music-making excellently." (Gramophone) 


239 kr
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