OPEN-MINDED: The open-mindedness of the finest artists

Genre-hopping can enrich players and audiences alike.

If anyone doubts the astonishing range and quality of classical music recordings being made today – and, I hope, regular readers of these pages would harbour no such perception – then they should really take heed of this month’s releases. There’s always a slight seasonality to release schedules, summers are traditionally more quiet, and labels often gear up for the pre-Christmas period with headline projects. But even so, take a look through our pages – this month really stands out. Choosing the Editor’s Choices is always a difficult task, but this month it was doubly so given just .....

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