sat 25/09/2021

graham rickson

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Graham, who writes on classical music, lives in Leeds.

Articles By Graham Rickson

Classical CDs: Lieder, folk song and a neglected conductor receiving his due

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Leeds International Piano Competition Finals, Leeds Town Hall review - a hi-tech, low carbon musical celebration

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Classical CDs: Star sopranos, forest spirits and a Mexican funeral march

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DVD/Blu-ray: The Fifth Horseman is Fear

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Classical CDs: Viols, violas and symphonies from a Latvian polymath

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Classical CDs: Soviet symphonies, popular classics and percussion

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Blu-ray: Running Against the Wind

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Blu-ray: Beauty and the Beast

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Classical CDs: Big boxes, Russian ballets, wind concertos and baroque sonatas

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Blu-ray: Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love & War

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Classical CDs: wolves, woodwinds and a masonic funeral

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Blu-ray: The Night of the Hunter

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Blu-ray: West 11

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Classical CDs: Solo harp, solo trumpet and two discs of orchestral jazz

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theartsdesk Q&A: composer and conductor Carl Davis

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Classical CDs: Bassoons, brass and symphonic compression

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