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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]

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Thomas Jensen (conductor) Legacy Vol. 18 (Danacord)

Core repertory from Thomas Jensen in authoritative performances [JW]

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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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Brahms: String Quartets (Hänssler Classic)

(Déjà Review) No lover of fine chamber music should be without this disc [KS]

The Last Epiphany (Challenge Classics)

Thought-provoking juxtaposition of light and shade, of joy and horror, so valuable in the world of today [GF]

Louis Kaufman (violin): Violin Sonatas (Biddulph)

A stylish release featuring a quartet of sonatas played by the sumptuous tonalist Louis Kaufman [JW]


Anne-Sophie Mutter – Vivace (SWR Classic)

A revealing documentary sheds light on a superstar career [RMay]

Schumann, Clara Schumann & Brahms: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) (Decca)

Magnificent playing weaves together the music of this intimately connected trio [RCh]

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Heifetz reDiscovered (RCA)

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

Brahms by Arrangement Vol. 2 (Toccata Classics)

Three successful orchestrations, especially that of the Piano Quintet [SB]

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Otto Klemperer (conductor): The Remastered Edition (Warner Classics)

Klemperer consolidated; his full Warner legacy in best-yet transfers [JW]

Brahms’ Violin Concerto: A Discography

Prepared by Uwe Sauerteig

Karl Böhm (conductor): The SWR Recordings (SWR Classic)

A rewarding collection [GT]

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Willem Mengelberg (conductor) Concertgebouw Telefunken Recordings Vol. 3 (Pristine Audio)

Another first-rate addition to Pristine’s Mengelberg Telefunken series [PSt]

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Brahms: Chamber Works (Pristine Audio)

The pre-war Budapest Quartet triumphs in Brahms [JW]

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Epilogues (Concertant Classics)

A lovely album played with genuine affection for the music [DMD]

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Romantic Clarinet Quintets (Musical Concepts)

A warmly textured and rubato-conscious performance from an experienced clarinettist and chamber colleagues [JW]

Brahms: The Sextets (Signum Classics)

(Déjà Review) Few performances are fresher [CC]

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Beethoven/Brahms: Variations (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Tanyel’s playful Beethoven and loving Brahms make for a very attractive coupling [DS]

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Diagonal Music (Alba)

Played with such evident affection for the music, both contemporary and classical [MSt]

Eudice Shapiro (violin): Sonatas and duos (Biddulph)

The admirable art of violinist Eudice Shapiro, heard in core repertory [JW]

Brahms: Concertos (Sony)

(Déjà Review) Fortunate the listener who learns her/his Brahms through these works [RB]

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Brahms: Choral works (Chandos)

The varied moods are perfectly realised by Stefan Parkman and his choir [JP]

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

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