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Mozart: Piano Works (ClassicVoice)

Nice performances, but more one for the Bacchetti completists [DC]

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Bruckner: Symphony 4 (BIS)

Another weak instalment in this ongoing Bruckner cycle series [RMo]

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Messiaen: Des canyons aux étoiles (Hyperion)

A superb performance of Messiaen’s visionary score [JQ]

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Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Cambria)

Top-drawer interpretations in every respect [SG]

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Frederick Stock (conductor) Chicago Symphony Vol. 2 (Pristine Audio)

Frederick Stock and his Chicago forces excel in major repertory [JW]

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Sagvik: String Quartets (Nosag)

Mesmerising modernisms mixed with tenderness along the way [RB]

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Contemporary Music for Harpsichord (Prima Facie)

A persuasive survey of music written for the twentieth-century harpsichord revival [MSt]

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Shostakovich/Auerbach: String Quartets

(Déjà Review) The programming shows real individuality; the recording is top-drawer and the playing first-class [CC]

Francesco Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus, Mass (Signum Classics)

Readers interested in by-ways of the baroque repertoire should find much to admire in the wilful Francesco Scarlatti’s music [GF]

Farrenc: Symphonies (Erato)

The primary recommendation for these three excellent symphonies [JQ]

Meditatio II – Music for mixed choir (BIS)

Calm and inspiring pieces, sung with exceptional control and beauty by this world-class chamber choir [GPJ]

Ligeti: Complete Works for a Cappella Choir (SWR Classics)

This contribution to Ligeti’s centenary sheds a new light on the early work of this fascinating composer [GH]

Das ist meine Freude – Love Songs and Psalms (cpo)

A compelling survey of sacred concertos from the 17th century [JV]

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 (Chandos)

John Wilson has led me to enjoy this symphony as much as I have for decades [DMD]

Left Hand Legacy Vol. 1 (Cobra Records)

Fervent and passionate music making, a joy from start to finish [RCh]

Dyson: Symphony, Concerto da chiesa (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Lloyd-Jones makes something very special of the concerto, and the other pieces are really very well done [RB]

Brescianello: Works for Solo Lute (Tactus)

An agreeable invitation into the intimate world of solo Baroque lute music [CRo]

From Jewish Life (SWR Classics)

A valuable boxed reissue from SWR’s vaults brings melancholy, vivacity and many disc premieres [JW]

Shadow Dances – British Works for Flute (Chandos)

A diverse and interesting programme beautifully played and recorded [NB]

Nina Kotova (cello): Solo Cello (Delos)

Passionate, gutsy cello playing in a beautifully planned programme [DM]

Vaughan Williams: Live Vol. 3 (Somm Recordings)

A remarkable archive set of Vaughan Williams conducting his own music [JQ]

Viennese Reflections (Gramola)

An unusual and illuminating programme of music for the organ with connections to Vienna [MSt]

Wagner: Die Walküre (Decca)

The ace that trumped Solti [LD]

Arnold: Wind Chamber Music (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Sir Malcolm is in his element here and I was with him all the way [MC]