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Classical Music CDs Round-Up 7 | reviews, news & interviews

Classical Music CDs Round-Up 7

Classical Music CDs Round-Up 7

From Scarlatti to, er, Deep Purple's keyboardist: this month's releases considered

The moustachioed member of Deep Purple is now a classical composer: Jon Lord with colleagues in 1973
This month’s eclectic selection of new releases includes offbeat performances of Berlioz and Mahler, a neglected masterpiece by Swiss composer Frank Martin, Bach performed in two contrasting styles, Schubert piano music, a Roussel symphony and an intriguing disc of orchestral music by a young French composer. We also have music composed by the former keyboard player of Deep Purple, Brahms’s German Requiem, a pair of rare Stravinsky ballets and a wonderful new set of Tchaikovsky’s piano concertos. Earlier delights are provided by a selection of motets sung by a renowned countertenor and a selection of Scarlatti cantatas.

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