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The Early Horn – Ursula Paludan Monberg [Hyperion]

The Early Horn – Ursula Paludan Monberg [Hyperion]

The Early Horn – the title bringing Carry On connotations to my mind – is explained thus in Hyperion’s annotation: “Exploring the natural horn’s pivotal role in eighteenth-century chamber music, this album celebrates the instrument’s dramatic arrival from its rustic...

Classic FM & The Hebrides … and Rob Cowan

Classic FM & The Hebrides … and Rob Cowan

Mendelssohn’s overture, that is. It’s a regular on Classic FM, as are numerous other pieces, to their detriment when they appear for the umpteenth time, and usually in the same recording, in Mendelssohn’s case Edward Gardner’s on Chandos, making whoever is presenting...

Arlene Saunders RIP

From Alexander Campbell. "Just hearing that American soprano Arlene Saunders has died from Covid-19. She was a lyric soprano who later in her international career took on rather more demanding repertory. She sang Pamina at Glyndebourne in 1966, and her Covent Garden...