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Bavouzet and Guy’s programme selects three classic orchestral scores from the years 1910-13, in superb re-imaginings for one or two keyboards. Losses in richness of orchestral timbre are offset by the light and shade of the monochrome medium, which often provides incidental gains in clarity of otherwise unheard detail. This is particularly relevant in Stravinsky’s arrangement of The Rite (1913). There are several competing versions around, but this newcomer is at the front of the pack, gripping in its musicality as much as its precision, captured in sound of stunning immediacy. Superb.

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