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The Leonore Piano Trio is acquiring a well-deserved reputation for championing unjustly neglected byways of the repertoire, and accomplished recordings of Parry Piano Trios Nos 1 & 3 look set to continue this happy state of affairs. Choral music this month comes courtesy of Peter Phillips, making a welcome guest appearance on Hyperion with the Spanish vocal ensemble of which he is Director Honorífico, El León de Oro. The programme, Amarae morti, is a guide through some of the finest, if perhaps lesser-known, music from Renaissance Europe, mapping a spiritual journey from out of the depths of Phinot's Lamentations to the exultant heights of Laudate pueri in Palestrina's joyous setting. And finally from Hyperion, a reissue of Martinů's Complete music for violin and orchestra from Bohuslav Matoušek, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the much-missed Christopher Hogwood. Now at super-budget price, this four-CD set offers the perfect opportunity to explore these luminously scored, life-affirming works in impeccably idiomatic accounts.
From Signum Classics this month a new release presents Will Todd's Passion Music & Jazz Missa Brevis, the composer directing vocalist Shaneeka Simon and the St Martin's Voices and ensemble through these new takes on familiar themes.