Gary Higginson

Ligeti: Complete Works for a Cappella Choir (SWR Classics)

This contribution to Ligeti’s centenary sheds a new light on the early work of this fascinating composer [GH]

In the Streets of London – A 17th Century Musical Pub Tour (Fuga Libera)

The music of the people, as heard in London in 1651, played with verve and character [GH]

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Flury: Symphonies 1 and 4 (Toccata Classics)

A well recorded, but still little-known composer – well worth investigating [GH]

Skalkottas: Concertos (BIS)

Fine performances of rare concertos continue BIS’s mammoth Skalkottas series [GH]

Lutosławski: Opera Omnia 01 (CD Accord)

(Déjà Review) These performance are terrific and very committed [GH]

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Turina: Piano Trios (IBS Classical)

This music deserves to be better known outside Spain [GH]

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Lovesick (Signum Classics)

A beautiful recital of mostly rare 17th Century songs on an immortal subject [GH]

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German: Symphony 2 (Naxos)

A worthy re-issue of one of the finest pre-Elgarian British symphonies [GH]

Wellesz: Chamber Music (Toccata Classics)

Fine performances of rare chamber music by an unfashionable composer whose music has much to communicate [GH]

Rubbra: The Jade Mountain (Chandos)

The first opportunity to find on one disc Rubbra’s complete songs from a period of over fifty years [GH]

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Bacewicz: Symphonies (cpo)

The first volume of the complete orchestral works by one of Poland’s finest twentieth-century symphonists [GH]

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Hvoslef: Chamber Works XIII (Lawo)

Four highly contrasted works by an elder statesman of contemporary Norwegian music [GH]

Holmboe: String Quartets Vol. 2 (Dacapo)

These glowing performances testify that Holmboe is a leading figure in twentieth-century music [GH]

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Lutyens: Piano Works Vol. 2 (Resonus Classics)

Another chance to discover little known works by a significant but often derided figure of twentieth century British music [GH]

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Baquedano: Music for the Cathedral of Santiago (Lauda)

Texts set with expressivity and emotion [GH]

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Tom + Will: Weelkes & Byrd 400 years (Signum Classics)

Two great English renaissance composers are juxtaposed, with outstanding results [GH]

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Machaut: Remede de fortune (Blue Heron)

A rare chance to understand Machaut’s magnum opus in a wonderfully presented and performed version [GH]

The Splendour of Florence (Linn)

In this annual release, Gothic Voices will not disappoint, even if other ensembles often cover the same musical territory [GH]

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de Rore: Il divino (Hortus)

Madrigals and instrumental works with ornamentation and divisions as they may have been heard five hundred years ago [GH]