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Becker: Sacred Concertos & Sonatas (cpo)

Excellent performances of the complete sacred works of Dietrich Becker [JV]

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Bruch: Songs and Dances (cpo)

An ingenious collection of dances, though perhaps not to be played straight through [JW]

Frankel: Complete Symphonies (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Frankel’s symphonies have now – at long last – been given their due [HC]

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van der Pals: String Quartets Vol 1 (cpo)

A late-romantic cat’s-cradle of tenderness caught in a viscous tonal velour [RB]

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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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Atterberg: Aladin (cpo)

A decent performance of Atterberg’s last opera, a tuneful rendition of a fairy tale in an exotic musical setting [EJW]

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Graun: Silla (cpo)

A premiere recording that is mainly of interest to Opera Seria completionists [MP]

d’Albert: Die Toten Augen (cpo)

(Déjà Review) You will want to luxuriate in this fine score [RB]

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Marvels of the 18th Century in Naples (cpo)

No marvels here [DJB]

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Kuhnau: Sacred Works Vol. 8 (cpo)

With this disc one of the most interesting projects of recent years comes to a glorious conclusion [JV]

Gaito: Chamber Works (cpo)

Music and performances that brim with radiance and commitment [RB]

Kahn & d’Indy: Clarinet Trios (cpo)

Contrasting and enjoyable works, given fine performances [DJB]

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Mattheson: Boris Goudenow (cpo)

Anyone with an interest in baroque opera should contemplate the acquisition of this premiere recording [GF]

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Bodinus: Divertissements (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Simply excellent music – why has it never been recorded before? [JV]

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Khachaturian: Symphony 3 (cpo)

A competent performance not good enough to make the case for a gaudy symphony [NB]

Lincke: Frau Luna (cpo)

A rare example of German operetta, well performed but flawed yet again by inadequate documentation [PCG]

Handel: Cleofida, Königin von Indien (cpo)

Enriches the Händel discography and provides insight into Telemann’s talents as an arranger [DF]

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C Stamitz: Clarinet Concertos Vol. 2 (cpo)

Anyone interested in music from the ‘Mannheimer Schule’ should not hesitate to acquire this disc [DF]

L Glass: Symphony No. 4 (cpo)

Raiskin makes this work sing [RB]

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C Stamitz: Clarinet Concertos Vol. 2 (cpo)

An outstanding advocate plays virtuoso clarinet concertos with verve and character [GH]

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Sirmen: String Quartets (cpo)

A recording which does justice to the fascinating music of a remarkable woman [GPu]

Das ist meine Freude – Love Songs and Psalms (cpo)

A compelling survey of sacred concertos from the 17th century [JV]

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Martines: Psalms and Symphony (cpo)

The outstanding work here is the Dixit Dominus, making it clear what a fine composer Martines was [GPu]

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Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus (cpo)

Realizes the balletic and symphonic styles, but not everything gels [SV]