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Music & Vision articles by George Balcombe

The Goldberg Variations and The Art of Fugue. '... musical richness and instrumental knowledge ...'

Susanna Phillips sings Debussy, Messiaen and Fauré. '... Fauré knew how to make music live ...'

The Deller Consort performs Purcell. 'Alfred Deller is fantastic ...'

British Art Songs. '... a strong affinity ...'

George Balcombe dismisses Patrick Piggott's book about music in the life and writings of Jane Austen

J S Bach cello suites. '... brilliance and beauty ...'

Music by Pierre Moulu. '... magically moving individual lines and harmonies.'

Blomstedt conducts Brucker 4. '... playing magic ...'

A sepia album from World War I. '... intense emotion, beautifullly replicated ...'

Interpretations by Stephen Gutman. '... not a million miles away from jazz.'

Choral music from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. '... such clarity ...'

Works by Fauré for Cello and Piano. '... a profoundly moving sound ...'

Celebrating Lyrita's recordings of British music. '... a meticulous reproduction of orchestral sound ...'

A selection of Christmas music. '... an amazing collection.'

Music by J S Bach. '... a number of oddities ...'

Music from Venice. '... an amazing display of eighteen short pieces ...'

Music by Julius Röntgen and Per Nørgård. 'How could any audience resist ... ?'

Cantica Symphonia sing sixteenth century motets, and impress George Balcombe. '... so gentle yet precise ...'

Medieval music by Busnois, Domarto and Pullois. '... profoundly moving.'

A recording by The Brahms Trio Prague

British light music. '... a wasteland of clone music.'

English Songbooks of the 1700s. '... Baroque charms ...'

Romantic music for piano and orchestra

'An Alpine Symphony'. '... beguiling music.'

A book about Shostakovich

Music for violin and piano. '... clear and consistent ...'

Music by Respighi and Mussorgsky. 'Tadaaki Otaka conjures the composer's unique sound ...'

Music by Sweelinck and his pupils. '... a brilliant performance ...'

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