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Bach: Suites for Solo Cello (Sono Luminus)

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

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

(Déjà Review) This really is sitting at the feet of the master [PW]

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An Invitation at the Schumanns’ (Harmonia Mundi)

A delightful easy-listening programme with a couple of more substantial morsels [GF]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Warner Elatus)

(Déjà Review) Excellent interpretations of these great works [KM]

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Bach: Organ Works Vol. 12 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Weinberger succeeds in conveying the personalities of these pieces [TB]

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Bach: The Six Partitas (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Angela Hewitt again shows her mastery of Bach’s keyboard music [KM]

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Herz: Stars rise afar (Genuin)

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

Bach: Cantatas for Alto (Harmonia Mundi)

(Déjà Review) A disappointing recording, but a curiosity [KM]

Soaked in Colour (Fuga Libera)

There are a few winners here, but no consistency [MP]

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Heifetz reDiscovered (RCA)

(Déjà Review) A disc of drama, excitement and real historical and musical value [JW]

Leipzig 1723 – Musical illustration (Accentus Music)

Musical illustration of a famous story [JV]

Leipzig String Trio: Passion (Ars Produktion)

Something of a mixed bag [SFV]

Bach: Complete Flute Sonatas (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A superb overview of Bach’s chamber music for flute [KM]

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A unique and personal recording of the Goldbergs [KM]

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Bach: Cantatas Vol 26 (Soli Deo Gloria)

(Déjà Review) A very important and distinguished cycle [JQ]

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JS Bach: Tranquillity (Divine Art)

A calming collection of Bach’s keyboard music, played with great skill and finesse [MSt]

JS Bach: Notebooks for Anna Magdalena (Hyperion)

A beautifully performed portrait of Bach’s second wife through the music which he chose for her [MSt]

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Alessandro Licata (organ) At Selby Abbey (Selby Abbey Organ Masters)

A rather disappointing inclusion in the Selby Abbey series [MSt]

More Bach (Challenge Classics)

Vibrant and energetic performances, a standout Third Brandenburg, but the disc is underfilled [DJB]

JS Bach: The Keyboard Concertos Vol. 2 (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Bach performances to cherish [CH]

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Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

Refined inscriptions, lovingly restored [SG]

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Bach: The Art of Fugue (Harmonia Mundi)

Probably the best recording of the Art of Fugue I know [DMD]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Encelade)

A satisfying account, displaying deep insights, profound musicality and freshness [SG]

Carl Seemann (piano): The Orfeo Recordings (Orfeo)

Seemann’s live airings make a welcome return [SG]