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Classical CDs Weekly: Byrd, Cage and Rossini | reviews, news & interviews

Classical CDs Weekly: Byrd, Cage and Rossini

Classical CDs Weekly: Byrd, Cage and Rossini

Effortless Elizabethan polyphony, music inspired by stones and Swiss history

Phantasm: sumptuous in Byrd© Marco Borggreve

This week's chronologically varied selection includes instrumental music written by one of the giants of Elizabethan music and a baffling, beguiling work composed by a 20th-century maverick, inspired by a visit to a Japanese garden. There's also a splendid new recording of an Italian opera which opens with one of the world's most famous tunes.

This week's chronologically varied selection includes instrumental music written by one of the giants of Elizabethan music and a baffling, beguiling work composed by a 20th-century maverick, inspired by a visit to a Japanese garden. There's also a splendid new recording of an Italian opera which opens with one of the world's most famous tunes.

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