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graham rickson

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

Articles By Graham Rickson

Classical CDs: Violins, timpani thwacks and a symphony of iron and steel

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Best of 2021: Classical CDs

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Classical CDs: Christmas 2021, Part 2

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Blu-ray: Bleak Moments

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Classical CDs: Christmas 2021, Part 1

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Classical CDs: Weak heartbeats, bell foundries and French froth

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DVD/Blu-ray: Belleville Rendezvous

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Classical CDs: Muesli, mindfulness colouring and a trip to the boulangerie

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Blu-ray: Celia

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Classical CDs: Two bass drums, three oranges and seven symphonies

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Bernstein Double Bill, Opera North review - fractured relationships in song and dance

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Classical CDs: Rediscovered orchestral jazz, natural trumpets and non-seasonal chamber music

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Blu-ray: The Lighthouse (Mayak)

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DVD/Blu-ray: Maigret - The Complete Series

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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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