Sounds and Sweet Air – A Shakespeare Songbook ( BIS)

This fine, imaginative album will entertain and enlighten [JQ]

Respighi: Gli uccelli, Antiche danze ed arie (BIS)

A stylish, entertaining conclusion to John Neschling’s excellent Respighi series [JQ]

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Rautavaara & Martinů: Piano Concertos (BIS)

This attractive coupling should win new friends for these works [SB]

Glazunov: Symphony No.1 & 6 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Very enjoyable and well served by this release [JQ]

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Fagerlund: Flute Concerto (BIS)

Much to admire and enjoy here [HC]

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Skalkottas: Concertos (BIS)

An alternative take on Skalkottas’ concertos, essential for his devotees [JLW]

Janáček & Haas: String Quartets (BIS)

Terrific performances by the Escher Quartet in spectacular sound [LW]

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Leifs: Orchestral works (BIS)

Extraordinary music of real individuality [RB]

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Rautavaara & Martinů: Piano Concertos (BIS)

An unusual coupling of concertos in outstanding performances and sound [LW]

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Schubert: Elysium (BIS)

A treasurable disc [JQ]

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Debussy: Piano Music Vol. 1 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) The unique sound-world of Debussy is delivered with the utmost conviction [TB]

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations (BIS)

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

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Takemitsu: Spectral Canticle (BIS)

Takemitsu conjures exotic sounds, brilliantly performed and recorded [GH]

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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (BIS)

A very good central interpretation, well played and very well recorded [RWe]

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Saariaho: Reconnaissance (BIS)

An indispensable memorial to Kaija Saariaho [GF]

Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos 1-3 (BIS)

Brilliant, subversive performances but occasionally too much of a good thing [DMD]

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Stenhammar: String Quartets (BIS)

Distinguished music, including a premiere recording, given committed advocacy [RWe]

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Fallen to Dust (BIS)

An outstanding recital of English song [JQ]

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (BIS)

A warm, lyrical approach proves surprisingly satisfying [DMD]

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Takemitsu: Spectral Canticle (BIS)

Sumptuous playing and sound entice us into Takemitsu’s magical kingdom [DM]

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Castrapolis: Neapolitan Cantatas & Arias (BIS)

An attractive programme of largely unfamiliar music from ‘Baroque’ Naples [GPu]

Mazzoli: Dark with Excessive Bright (BIS)

Music that fascinates but has no place for ingratiation or meeting the general listener half-way [RB]

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Bach: Cantatas Vol. 24 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A very special disc [CC]

Palumbo: Woven Lights (BIS)

Impressively virtuosic, but struggles with emotional purchase [RB]