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Schubert Revisited (Deutsche Grammophon)

A revelatory album [JQ]

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Bruckner: Symphony 8 (Tobu Recordings)

A wholly viable interpretation of indestructible integrity [RMo]

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Bacewicz: Violinissimo (Acte Préalable)

A feast of varied music for violin(s) [GPu]

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Naxos)

An innovative and at times challenging production, with high calibre singing and playing [RWe]

La Femme – A Journey of Female Composers (Naxos)

A brilliant disc to cherish and to share [SA]

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Tom + Will: Weelkes & Byrd 400 years (Signum Classics)

Two great English renaissance composers are juxtaposed, with outstanding results [GH]

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Mustonen: Chamber Music (Lawo)

Two impressive new works by this versatile musician [SB]

Lutyens: Piano Music Vol. 2 (Resonus)

Jones strikes gold again [DMD]

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Matiegka: Sonatas for Guitar (Bridge)

An outstanding, indeed revelatory recording which makes an irresistible case for Matiegka’s sonatas [GPu]

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The Brahms Connection (Quartz)

Stunning recorded sound, superlative performances of rare repertoire- an absolute winner! [DMD]

Brahms and Berg: Violin Concertos (Ondine)

Masterly performances of two major concertos by a violinist at the height of his powers with superb and sympathetic orchestral playing in support [SB]

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Machaut: Remede de fortune (Blue Heron)

A rare chance to understand Machaut’s magnum opus in a wonderfully presented and performed version [GH]

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Arnold: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

A superb overview of Arnold’s music from light to dark with a definitive concerto performance [NB]

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Donizetti: Signor Gaetano (Pentatone)

A magnificent full-size portrait of a truly great bel canto artist [GF]

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Akito Tani (piano): In Concert (Exton)

An exciting new talent, and a generous and rewarding disc [SG]

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve (Naxos)

A superlative cast in a crisply modern, but relatively faithful production of a rarely performed opera [MP]

Song of Beasts (Ramée)

Impressive performances of fascinating medieval music about real and mythological creatures [JV]

Schubert: Schwanengesang (Pentatone)

The final instalment of Bostridge’s Schubert trilogy is a partnership of equals, voice and piano coming together to create something very special [ST]

Tomasi: Complete Violin Works (Naxos)

I have nothing but praise for this splendid disc [SG]

Beethoven & Mozart: Piano Transcriptions (BIS)

Sensational pianism, inspiration, and exuberant pianism in every track [MM]

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Montgeroult: Etudes (BIS)

Superb performances and recording of piano studies which should rank alongside the very best [GH]

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Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps (Alpha)

A superb Stravinsky collection [WH]

Igor Markevitch – Philips Legacy (Eloquence)

Recommended to all collectors of great 20th century conductors [GT]

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Stravinsky: Symphonies (Chandos)

Superb new recordings of the Stravinsky symphonies with worthwhile extras [SB]