ARTYOMOV (b. 1940) A Symphony
of Elegies, Awakenings, Incantations -
Tatiana Grindenko, Oleh Krysa (violins) Lydia
Dayvdova (soprano) Mark Pekarsky Percussion
Ens, Lithuanian Ch O/Saulius Sondeckis, Vyacheslav
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Capriccios & Intermezzos
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[RMo] Makes a thoroughly convincing case
for Brahms as a composer for the piano.
OF THE MONTH
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that leave a lasting impression.
HIGGINSON (b. 1952)
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Alessandro Viale (piano) rec. 2018 SHEVA
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Gustav HOLST (1874-1934) The Hymn of Jesus, The Perfect Fool, Egdon Heath, English & Welsh Folk Songs
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recordings offer many rewards.
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