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Biber sonatas PAS1088

Biber: Mystery Sonatas (Passacaille)

An exciting, intense and often dramatic performance of these masterpieces [JV]

Surinach acrobats BMOP1089

Surinach: Acrobats of God (BMOP Sound)

Light of heart yet with substance and a certain misty-eyed nostalgia [RB]

Selva Ciar CC012

Hommage à Blanche Selva (Ciar Classics)

A pleasing disc of rarities – a worthy tribute [SG]

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Schubert: Insomnia (Berlin Classics)

This delightful collection of songs takes the listener on a gentle trip both down memory lane and on an expedition into some obscure backyards [GF]

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Sirmen: String Quartets (cpo)

A recording which does justice to the fascinating music of a remarkable woman [GPu]

Portraits VW Albion ALBCD057

Portraits of a Mind (Albion Records)

This CD is a wonderful, enduring celebration of Ralph Vaughan Williams [JQ]

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Mahler: Symphony 5 (Pentatone)

A neat, modern Mahler 5 a little lacking in personality [DMD]

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Beach: Symphony, Piano Concerto (Naxos)

A brilliant bargain performance of Amy Beach’s two major orchestral works – snap it up [NH]