Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3, The Bells (Biddulph)

Astonishingly vivid off-air survivors from London’s Queen’s Hall in the 1930s [JW]

Bach: Suites for Solo Cello (Sono Luminus)

A fleet yet sonorous and profound account of these masterworks, played without repeats and delightfully absorbing [RMo]

Schubert: Piano Sonatas (Hyperion)

Attractive performances whose strength is in the happy times and finding consolation in still facing the unhappy [MG]

A Year at Llandaff (Regent)

A splendidly eclectic church music mainly from the past two centuries [JF]

Delibes / Maillot: Coppél-i-A (Unitel Editions)

A worthwhile supplement to more conventional productions [RMay]

Mozart: Piano Concerti No. 15-17 (Alpha Classics)

Sparkling and exuberant playing makes the most of these three Viennese concerti [RCh]

Mendelssohn: Piano Sonatas (Harmonia Mundi)

(Déjà Review) Chiu’s playing is interesting and sensitive … the most obvious choice for a single disc of Mendelssohn’s sonatas [PCW]

Müller: Chamber Works (Capriccio)

(Déjà Review) My first meeting with Müller and I hope it won’t be my last … music which is animated, warm and intriguing [JW]

Wendling Quartet: DG and Electrola Recordings (Biddulph)

An important cache of early chamber music recordings heard in debatable transfers [JW]

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 (Reference Recordings)

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

Mendelson & Bacewicz: Chamber Works (Chandos)

Four ‘lost’ works of Polish modernism presented in splendid performances (GPu)

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Fauré: Piano Works (Hyperion)

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

Bruckner: Symphony No.8 (Alpha)

An oddly bland and inconsistent account which in no sense challenges established favourite recordings [RMo]

CPE Bach: Piano Concertos (Hänssler)

Soloist Orazio Sciortino is in splendid form, so there is much to enjoy here [MC]

Elgar: Cello Concerto (Hallé)

(Déjà Review) A masterly reading of a great score … Elder draws stunning playing from the Hallé [GPJ)

Diamond: Symphony No.3 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Fresh, devoted performances of music fully worthy of continued attention [CC]

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British Piano Concertos (Lyrita)

Premiere recordings of three neglected but attractive piano concertos [JW

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Mercadante: Il proscritto (Opera Rara)

Neglected for almost 200 years, but undoubtedly worthy of its revival [MC]

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Magalhães: Masses (Hyperion)

A fine choir in rare late Renaissance Portuguese repertoire, sung with style and skill [GH]

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Elgar: Violin Concerto (Linn Records)

A superb rendering of Britten’s orchestral suite and a fine account of Elgar’s violin concerto which nonetheless does not rival favourite versions [RMo]

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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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Balada: Orchestral works (Naxos)

The most immediately appealing of the three Naxos/Balada discs I’ve reviewed [HC]

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (RCA)

A legendary, visionary version of the sonata, but don’t make this your only version of the concerto [CH]