Balakirev: Islamey (Hortus)

Balakirev’s mostly little-known piano music, beautifully performed and recorded [EJW]

Borenstein piano SOMMCD281

Borenstein: Piano Concerto (SOMM Recordings)

Interesting and at times striking works by a well performed composer [EJW]

strings chandos

Music for Strings (Chandos)

An absolutely outstanding disc containing some of the best of English string music [EJW]

Vaughan Williams: Chamber Works (Resonus)

Attractive rarities, including an unstoppable performance of the Old 104th Fantasia [EJW]