Hubert Culot

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Simpson: Symphony 11 (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) This release, appropriately dedicated to the late Ted Perry, is up to Hyperion’s best [HC]

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Balada: Orchestral works (Naxos)

The most immediately appealing of the three Naxos/Balada discs I’ve reviewed [HC]

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Cooke: String Quartets Vol 1 (Toccata Classics)

The first of two volumes of Cooke’s string quartets augurs well [HC]

Frankel: Complete Symphonies (cpo)

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

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Fagerlund: Flute Concerto (BIS)

Much to admire and enjoy here [HC]

Kõrvits: The Sound of Wings (Ondine)

Excellent performances in fine sound [HC]

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Santoro: Symphony 8 & Cello Concerto (Naxos)

Yet another facet of Santoro’s musical progress [HC]

Arnold: English Dances & other works (Decca)

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

The Synthetists Revisited (Naxos)

Band music by a group of Belgian composers, worth repeated hearing [HC]

Lajtha: String Trios (Pavane)

A fine release, never mind slight reservations about the recording [HC]

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Byström: Letter in April (Dacapo)

A most welcome, well played release, not to be missed [HC]

Berio: Sequenzas I-XIV (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) A musical odyssey that will remain as one of the peaks of 20th century instrumental music [HC]

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Nordgren: Streams (Alba)

Another welcome addition to Nordgren’s discography, thanks to Alba’s untiring support [HC]

Bacewicz: Piano concerti (Ondine)

Impeccable performances and superb recording, a must for Bacewicz fans [HC]

Peacock Pie (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A delightful release which is a joy from first to last [HC]

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Grigorjeva: Choral works (Toccata Classics)

Fine, often beautiful works in glorious choral singing [HC]

Maskats: Tango (Ondine)

Attractive, often beautiful works in superb performances and recordings, worth repeated hearing [HC]

Wennäkoski: Sigla, Flounce, Sedecim (Ondine)

Brilliantly imagined, often beautiful works in splendid, committed performances [HC]

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Howells: Orchestral Works (Chandos)

Rare works in very fine performances, and a superb warm recording [HC]

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Marco Putz: Moods (Naxos)

Strongly expressive and generously accessible music in committed performances [HC}

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Swedish Piano Concertos (BIS)

Three strongly contrasting works for piano and orchestra repay repeated hearings [HC]

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Santoro: Symphonies (Naxos)

A superb second instalment of the Santoro cycle, and a good introduction to his music [HC]