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A selection of M&V 'Brazil' articles

Ensemble. Liquid Velvet - Paul Wiffen listens to the new soprano-piano duo TangOpera

CD Spotlight. Harmonic Daring - Orchestral music by Prokofiev, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'The São Paulo Symphony respond with great sensitivity ...'

Ensemble. Brazilian Flags - The Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms, heard by Malcolm Miller

Ensemble. Eros and the Almighty - Giuseppe Pennisi visits the 2012 Ravenna Festival

CD Spotlight. Suitable Diligence - A recital by Simone Leitão, heard by Howard Smith. '... diverse rhythms and trenchant physicality are commandingly observed ...'

Ensemble. An Ideal Balance - An evening with the Northern Sinfonia and friends delights Mike Wheeler

Ninety Stars are Born - Giuseppe Pennisi tours Austria with a young Italian symphony orchestra

CD Spotlight. Fresh Repertoire - Austin Moorhead's guitar recital, heard by Patric Standford. '... a programme to which it is well worth giving time.'

Music for Musicians Only? - The public turns a deaf ear to improvised music. As for classical music, Jan Dahlstedt claims that having abandoned improvisation, classical music entered a sidetrack from which it has never escaped, thus badly stifling creative progress. If he is guilty of heresy or may have a point, read on and judge for yourself.

CD Spotlight. Easy Listening - Christina Linhardt's 'Voodoo Princess', reviewed by K C Devereaux. 'The only voodoo conjured here is the dread spectre of "Smooth Jazz".'

Record Box. Innocent Mischief - Eduardo Monteiro plays piano music from Brazil, reviewed by Bill Newman

All Purpose Pianist - Brazilian Eduardo Monteiro plays at Wigmore Hall and talks to Bill Newman about his varied musical life

Musical Insight - Two piano recitals in Brisbane, reviewed by Gillian Wills

Record Box. Unexceptionable - Malcolm Tattersall reviews music from Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina

Ensemble. Beethoven Rules! - Malcolm Troup reports from the recent Annual Beethoven Chamber Music (Duos) Masterclass and Competition at London's Steinway Hall

Ensemble. A Magical Blend - Malcolm Miller enjoys the Sariel-Ghilione Duo and Yehezkel Braun's new Sonata for Mandolin and Guitar

'Shooting the Pianist'! - The eerie case of a South-American pianistic 'revenant', by Malcolm Troup

Ensemble. Clarity and Honesty - Malcolm Troup's recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields, reviewed by Julian Jacobson

CD Spotlight. Infectiously joyful - Choral music from the South American folk tradition, appreciated by Malcolm Tattersall. '... one of those rare discs which nearly everyone will like.'

Ensemble. Exciting performance - Jobim Sinfônico pays tribute to Brazil's musical genius, by Lawrence Budmen

CD Spotlight. An ideal showcase - Guitar music by Villa-Lobos, reviewed by Robert Hugill. '... charming and creditable.'

Record box. Legato blues - David Johnstone plays assorted music for solo cello, reviewed by Patric Standford

CD Spotlight. Always stimulating - Symphonic music by Villa-Lobos, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... skill and commitment ...'

CD Spotlight. River spirits - The opera 'Florencia en el Amazonas' as recorded by Albany, appreciated by Maria Nockin. '... shimmering iridescent music ...'

Ensemble. Hot music from Latin America - Malcolm Miller at a highlight of the Regent Hall Summer Festival

Record box. Impetuous abandon - Ron Bierman is amazed by the playing of Marc-André Hamelin

Site seeing at the Mandolin Café - with Keith Bramich

CD Spotlight - Profiles of the mountains. 'The Stuttgart team plays with the necessary conviction and power ...' Symphonies by Villa-Lobos, considered by Robert Anderson

Remarkable young ensembles - Patric Standford attended the UK's National Young Musicians' Festival

Record box - Four-handed music. Igor Kipnis & Karen Kushner, with Basil Ramsey

Sympathetic strings - An introduction to the Viola d'Amore, with Thomas Georgi

Summer Opera Reviews - Roderic Dunnett looks back at a thumping good summer for opera festivals in Britain and Ireland. Part 3 - Bampton, White Horse and Dorset

Neapolitan uprising - Roderic Dunnett was at Dorset Opera's recent production of 'Salvator Rosa'

Record Box - Cellos rule - the Berlin team in action, with Basil Ramsey

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