David McDade

Janácek, Brahms, Bartók: Violin Sonatas (Alpha Classics)

Two firecracker performers strike a storm of sparks off one another [DMD]

Schubert qts RCD1082

Schubert: String Quartets (Rubicon Classics)

Raw, bleeding late Schubert [DMD]

Seong-Jin Cho Handel Project DG4863018

Handel: Keyboard Suites (Deutsche Grammophon)

Moves the Korean into the elite group of pianists [DMD]

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Homage (Lorelt)

The excitement of new discovery combined with passionate advocacy [DMD]

Teodorescu-Ciocănea: Orchestral music (Toccata Classics)

This deserves to enhance Teodorescu-Ciocănea’s reputation and bring it before a wider public [DMD]

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Schubert: Schwanengesang (Decca)

Urgent unfettered performances certain to divide the crowd [DMD]

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Beulah)

A largely unsung Das Lied gleams like old gold in Beulah’s new issue [DMD]

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Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Beulah)

Bracing and dazzling [DMD]

British String Quartets (Rubicon Classics)

A lovely Celtic inflected collection of rarities [DMD]

Lutyens: Piano Music Vol. 2 (Resonus)

Jones strikes gold again [DMD]

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The Brahms Connection (Quartz)

Stunning recorded sound, superlative performances of rare repertoire- an absolute winner! [DMD]

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Hilary Hahn (violin) Eclipse (DG)

Blistering Ginastera sandwiched between rather average Dvořák and Sarasate [DMD]

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Klaudia Kudelko (piano) Time (C2)

Combustible Bacewicz and Chopin from a terrific young pianist [DMD]

Noir jour Martinova RCD1108

Nuit et Jour (Rubicon)

Martinova’s abandoned musical personality unleashes no holds barred Ravel but less successful Debussy [DMD]