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Leighton: Every Living Creature (SOMM Recordings)

A valuable collection of Leighton’s choral music, with several first recordings [SB]

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 (Reference Recordings)

An enterprising pairing of two works given thrilling, gripping performances and sound [RMo]

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Fauré: Piano Works (Hyperion)

Magical performances, illuminated and musically informed, recorded in superior sound [SG]

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Sarah Willis (Horn) Mozart y Mambo (Alpha Classics)

A riotously enjoyable disc, the third in the amazing Sarah Willis’s series featuring Mozart Cuban-style [GPJ]

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Praetorius & Schütz: Sacred Works (cpo)

Another recording of great importance and of great beauty from these performers [JV]

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Wagner: Die Walküre (Altus)

Schippers’s great Osaka Die Walküre is one of the great treasures of the Wagner discography [MB]

Sounds and Sweet Air – A Shakespeare Songbook ( BIS)

This fine, imaginative album will entertain and enlighten [JQ]

Weinberg: Dawn, Symphony No.12 (Chandos)

An unexpected and thrilling pendant to Storgårds’ survey of late Shostakovich [NC]

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Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor) (Decca)

Two LPs’ worth of Argenta’s legendary performances in classic Decca sound [PSe]

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Wagner: Orchestral Selections from Der Ring des Nibelungen (RCA/Sony)

It would be hard to find a more sumptuously played and superbly recorded Wagner disc than this one [MB]

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Weber, Schumann, Strauss: Horn concerti (Chandos)

A delightful collection [SB]

Ichiro Suzuki (guitar): Intimate (IBS Classical)

The intimate guitar at its best [ZT]

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Anthems Vol. 1 (Hyperion)

A superb album [JQ]

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Gluck: Écho et Narcisse (Chateau de Versailles)

This recording is superb in every respect; nobody is likely to be disappointed by either the singing or the music [GF]

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Rautavaara & Martinů: Piano Concertos (BIS)

This attractive coupling should win new friends for these works [SB]

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Mahler: Lieder (Signum Classics)

An exceptionally fine Mahler recital [JQ]

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerti (Deutsche Grammophon)

A fine contribution to the Rachmaninoff 150 celebrations [JQ]

Britten: Albert Herring (Opus Arte)

An unmatchable and irreplaceable video makes a welcome return to the catalogues [PCG]

Martin & Franck: Piano quintets (CAvi-Music)

Superb performances of both works: a rewarding coupling [SB]

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Herz: Stars rise afar (Genuin)

A rewarding release, thought-provoking and inspiring [SG]

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Remembering Tebaldi (Pentatone)

A lovely recital presenting Melody Moore as a worthy inhabitant of the pantheon of the present generation of sopranos [GF]

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Vinders: Missa Fors seulement (Inventa)

Discover two masses by a shadowy figure from late-renaissance Belgium and some of his contemporaries [GH]

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Stefano Maiorana (theorbo) Secret Pages (Arcana)

A compelling juxtaposition of Baroque and contemporary music for theorbo [MS]

Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum – August 2022 Festival (Danacord)

Well-chosen, interesting repertoire, and many discoveries [JF]