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Stojowski: Symphony (Capriccio)

Two very attractive late Romantic works in excellent performances well recorded [NB]

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Massenet: Thaïs (Decca)

Fleming is entirely convincing as a flirtatious and seductive courtesan for whom even a monk might risk his soul [RMay]

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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3 (Avie)

A fine achievement [JQ]

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Bruckner: Symphonies 1-9 (Accentus Music)

An important and impressive contribution to the Bruckner discography [JQ]

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Bach: Tears From Babylon (First Hand Records)

Enchanting and personal Bach playing [RCh]

Mahler Songs von Stade Sony78517

Mahler: Songs (Sony Classical)

Lovers of great Lieder singing should have this in their collection [RMo]

Ligeti String Quartets Quatuor Diotima Pentatone PTC5187061

Ligeti: String Quartets (Pentatone)

Hats off! A Recording of the Year! [DMD]

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Turina: Piano Trios (IBS Classical)

This music deserves to be better known outside Spain [GH]

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Raff: Chamber Music (MDG)

Attractive if not profound music superbly played [NB]

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Bach: St Matthew Passion (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) One of the great recordings of the century – the Bach tradition represented by Klemperer has much to tell us about this music [TB]

Scriabin Piano Sonatas Glemser Naxos 8.555368

Scriabin: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) The 1889 sonata makes this disc a mandatory acquisition for Scriabin completists, and worth hearing for the other works [SJ]

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d’Ambrosio: Violin Concertos (Soupir Editions)

Rather underwhelming performances of rare repertoire [JW]

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Rieti: Complete Piano Works Vol. 1 (Grand Piano)

I look forward to more of this outstanding composer [SA]

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Beluah)

Despite its fame a misfire from all involved [DMD]

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Stojowski: Piano Works Vol. 1 (Acte Préalable)

An exciting and entertaining start to a series I have hoped for, for a long time [RCh]

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Mozart: Piano Concertos 24 & 25 (Challenge Classics)

Period-style performances of poise and panache on a modern piano [RMo]

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R Strauss: Letzte Lieder (Rondeau Production)

Strauss songs transfigured in breathtakingly beautiful performances [NB]

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Das Partiturbuch (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) An entertaining and instructive collection, which whets the appetite for more music by these composers [GPJ]

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Bruckner: Symphony 5 (Philips)

(Déjà Review) A classic recording rightly restored to the catalogue in good sound and an example of Jochum’s Bruckner at its best [TD]

Brahms, Ligeti & Sierra: Horn Trios (IBS Classical)

Two old horn trios and one new – terrific performances and a flawless programme [LW]

Hamal: Motets (Musique en Wallonie)

This is how to put a relatively little-known composer on the map [JV]

Vaughan Williams: Symphonies 7 & 9 (Hyperion)

A beautifully rendered conclusion to the Brabbins/Hyperion survey of the Vaughan Williams symphonies [NB]

Bellini: Bianca e Fernando (Dynamic)

A first video release of Bellini’s early work features some attractive singing and an elegant, if quirky, production [MP]

Radigue: Occam Delta XV (Collection QB)

One of the greatest musical minds of our era [DMD]