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Exciting new releases in March

Here are some interesting new albums that will be released in March.  Stay tuned to Top Ear because we may review some of these albums in due course.

Marc-André Hamelin’s in-progress cycle of Joseph Haydn’s piano sonatas has gone very well, offering exquisite musicality and fidelity to the score (and needless to say Hamelin’s amazing technique).  In this new spinoff album Continue reading


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New French Album from Hough

Good news! The Hyperion artist Steven Hough, who we at Top Ear otherwise don’t pay much attention to (except for his Brahms Sonata No. 3 which Leonard has heard), has a new album of French miniatures in the Hyperion pipeline.

The pieces in this album range from wildly overplayed to unheard of by most: on one end of the scale we have the all too common Clair de Lune by Debussy and the familiar Alborada del gracioso by Continue reading