Espana Argenta Decca 4663782

Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor) (Decca)

Two LPs’ worth of Argenta’s legendary performances in classic Decca sound [PSe]

Albéniz: Henry Clifford (Decca)

(Déjà Review) Recommended for those looking for a vivid unfamiliar score to get their teeth into [LF]

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

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

Arnold: English Dances & other works (Decca)

(Déjà Review) A miracle of economy, clarity and efficiency – Arnold at his best [HC]

Whitacre Home Voces8 Decca 4853970

Whitacre: Choral works (Decca)

An extended memorial work with some shorter pieces [SB]

Mozart Piano and Violin Sonatas Decca 4756200

Mozart: Piano and Violin Sonatas (Decca)

(Déjà Review) One of the most rewarding and enjoyable Mozart discs in recent years [DS]

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Ave Maria (Decca)

A feast of gorgeous singing and despite a few odd inclusions, his legions of fans will love it [MP]

Wagner: Die Walküre (Decca)

The ace that trumped Solti [LD]

The Coronation of their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla (Decca)

Resounds in splendour – a souvenir of a historic point in the story of British Isles [RB]

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Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (Decca)

Impressive Stravinsky from Klaus Mäkelä and the Orchestre de Paris [JQ]

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Wagner: Siegfried (Decca)

Triumph! Rejoice! Victory! Solti’s Ring, at last, as Wagner intended! [PCG]

Bartók: Chamber Works (Decca)

A stunning CD – fantastic performances of strongly contrasting works [PBW]

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Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (Decca)

(Déjà Review) Superb modern versions of these works [JP]

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Nicole Cabell – Soprano (Decca)

(Déjà Review) A remarkable voice and I am already longing to hear more from her [GF]

Jessye Norman (soprano) The Unreleased Masters (Decca)

Supposedly hitherto hidden treasures from the vaults turn out to be something of a let-down [RMo]

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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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Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (Decca)

A disappointingly bland and flaccid Rite of Spring balanced by a far more compelling Firebird [RMo]

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Josephine Barstow (soprano) Final Scenes (Decca)

For me, the two outer tracks alone make this anthology of final scenes compulsory [RMo]

Strauss R Vier letzte Lieder Decca 4671182

Strauss R: Vier letzte Lieder (Decca)

For every Richard Strauss fan this CD is an absolute must [IL]

Byrd: The Golden Renaissance (Decca)

A beautifully sung medley of Byrd’s music interspersing the Mass with “sacred songs” [RMo]

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Wagner: Golden Ring (Decca)

A sampler for the newly remastered Decca/Solti Ring demonstrates that the improvements are more than simply cosmetic [PCG]

Bishop: Shakespeare At Covent Garden (Decca)

(Déjà Review) This excellently recorded disc sheds enlightenment on a long dimly-lit but far from discreditable corner of British music [PSc]

Schubert Schwanen 4853577

Schubert: Schwanengesang (Decca)

Urgent unfettered performances certain to divide the crowd [DMD]

Nelson Freire (piano): The Unreleased Recordings (Decca)

Previously unreleased Nelson Freire recordings enrich the catalogue [JW]