sat 20/07/2024

graham rickson

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Graham, who writes on classical music, lives in Leeds.

Articles By Graham Rickson

Blu-ray: Bleak Moments

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Classical CDs: Christmas 2021, Part 1

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Classical CDs: Weak heartbeats, bell foundries and French froth

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DVD/Blu-ray: Belleville Rendezvous

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Classical CDs: Muesli, mindfulness colouring and a trip to the boulangerie

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Blu-ray: Celia

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Classical CDs: Two bass drums, three oranges and seven symphonies

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Bernstein Double Bill, Opera North review - fractured relationships in song and dance

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Classical CDs: Rediscovered orchestral jazz, natural trumpets and non-seasonal chamber music

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Blu-ray: The Lighthouse (Mayak)

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DVD/Blu-ray: Maigret - The Complete Series

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Classical CDs: Lieder, folk song and a neglected conductor receiving his due

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Leeds International Piano Competition Finals, Leeds Town Hall review - a hi-tech, low carbon musical celebration

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Classical CDs: Star sopranos, forest spirits and a Mexican funeral march

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DVD/Blu-ray: The Fifth Horseman is Fear

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Classical CDs: Viols, violas and symphonies from a Latvian polymath

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