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Carl Czerny Symphonies – Better than Expected

Pianists the world over are familiar with Carl Czerny -- or at least his keyboard exercises. But Czerny, a student of Beethoven, also composed many other types of works, including symphonies. Unlike Beethoven, though, Czerny could produce, and produce quickly. Pianist...

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CPE Bach Grosse Festkantaten – Simply Grand

It seems appropriate that these festival cantatas would be revived (and recorded) for a festival. The 300th anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanual (CPE) Bach's birth prompted a music festival in Leipzig. The two cantatas on this release had not been performed since the...

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Robert Fuchs Works for Cello and Piano – Ready for Revival

The collected cello works of this self-effacing composer show a rare talent and one that can still surprise. Fuchs was active at the tail end of the Romantic period, living into the mid-1920s. While his music remained mostly tonal, his works — such as the cello sonatas here — could be quite adventurous in their harmonies.

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