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July 2022 Releases

Members of The Nash Ensemble—in agreeably unexpected combinations—bring all their customary flair to a Piano Trio and Sextets by Ferdinand Ries. If posterity has tended to focus on his role as student, associate and friend of Beethoven, Ries the composer deserves to be better known in his own right, and July's Record of the Month offers an opportunity to get to know some highly engaging music in accounts by one of the most versatile groups performing today. Another overlooked composer is championed in Volume 84 of our Romantic Piano Concerto series, and Aloys Schmitt Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 features music from the byways of the Austro-German tradition in the early nineteenth century. The advocacy of Howard Shelley—who, as always, plays as though he's known and loved the works all his life—and the faultless support offered by the Ulster Orchestra are a proven and winning formula.

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With Missa Faulte d'argent & Motets by Jean Mouton, Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble celebrate the quincentenary of the composer's death. Their earlier album of works by Mouton was described as 'gorgeous' (BBC Music Magazine) and its successor is every bit as rewarding, confirming the distinction and originality of this near contemporary of Josquin.

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The ongoing series dedicated to choice selections of our all-time favourite recordings—ones you might possibly have missed? This time: Remembrance from St Paul's Cathedral Choir (‘fine listening’—Gramophone), Liszt's Troisième Année de pèlerinage & other late piano works from Cédric Tiberghien (‘seriously classy Liszt, encompassed by a recording that allows every detail of Tiberghien’s playing to resonate’—BBC Record Review), and The Art of Melancholy – Songs by John Dowland from Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford (‘this is Dowland to treasure’—Gramophone). If you don’t know them already, a track from each is included on our monthly sampler which is free to download.

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New from Signum Classics this month we have the latest in Malcolm Martineau's indefatigable survey of French song. Performing The Complete Songs of Henri Duparc he is here joined by mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly, tenor Nicky Spence, baritone Huw Montague Rendall and bass William Thomas.

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A debut Signum album from The Heath Quartet presents String Quartets by Alban Berg, Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg, three works written in the years 1905 to 1909. For Schoenberg's No 2, this sought-after quartet is joined by soprano Carolyn Sampson, a major work complemented by smaller compositions by two of his pupils.

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