Jonathan Woolf

Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3, The Bells (Biddulph)

Astonishingly vivid off-air survivors from London’s Queen’s Hall in the 1930s [JW]

Müller: Chamber Works (Capriccio)

(Déjà Review) My first meeting with Müller and I hope it won’t be my last … music which is animated, warm and intriguing [JW]

Wendling Quartet: DG and Electrola Recordings (Biddulph)

An important cache of early chamber music recordings heard in debatable transfers [JW]

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British Piano Concertos (Lyrita)

Premiere recordings of three neglected but attractive piano concertos [JW

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Sitt: Viola and Piano works (Eudora)

Salon-scaled charmers from a significant teacher and performer [JW]

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Thomas Jensen (conductor) Legacy Vol. 18 (Danacord)

Core repertory from Thomas Jensen in authoritative performances [JW]

Parry: Scenes from Shelley’s ‘Prometheus Unbound’, Blest Pair of Sirens (Chandos)

Parry’s Wagnerian dilemmas encountered in this premiere recording [JW]

Enna: Violin Concerto, Symphony No.2 (Dacapo)

There is, unfortunately, little if anything that is distinctive in much of his music [JW]

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Echoes of Bohemia: Czech Music for Wind (Chandos)

A highly effective disc [JW]

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Bruch: Songs and Dances (cpo)

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

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Naxos Historical)

(Déjà Review) Spiritual engagement of the profoundest kind [JW]

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Scott: Orchestral Works Vol. 3 (Toccata Classics)

Derek Scott encountered in a third disc of his music; tone poems, fantasies and darker music [JW]

Grosz: Achtung, Aufnahme!! (Channel Classics)

Werner Herbers’s swansong with his Ebony Band: more previously unrecorded Weimar delights [JW]

Louis Kaufman (violin): Violin Sonatas (Biddulph)

A stylish release featuring a quartet of sonatas played by the sumptuous tonalist Louis Kaufman [JW]

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Mozart: Piano Concertos (SWR Classic)

Michelangeli’s Mozart at its most ebullient, masculine and human [JW]

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Villa-Lobos: String Quartets Vol. 1 (Dorian)

(Déjà Review) A fine start to a much neglected body of work [JW]

McEwen: String Quartets Vol. 2 (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) The Chilingirians really do bring life and joyous affirmation to this [JW]

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Carter: The Music of Elliot Carter Vol. 5 (Bridge)

(Déjà Review) Displays all Carter’s life-affirming complexity [JW]

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Myaskovsky: Vocal Works Vol. 2

More premiere recordings of Myaskovsky’s introspective songs [JW]

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Heifetz reDiscovered (RCA)

(Déjà Review) A disc of drama, excitement and real historical and musical value [JW]

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Eugene Goossens – Cincinnati Symphony Vol 2 (Pristine Audio)

More pluses and some minuses with Goossens in Cincinnati [JW]

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Koczalski: Symphonic Works Vol. 1 (Acte Préalable)

A long-running series throws up more compositional dilemmas [JW]

Robert Lortat (piano) – Chopin Recordings (APR)

Lortat, a real competitor to Cortot in Chopin, finally receives the transfers he deserves [JW]

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Mischa Elman (violin) Tchaikovsky & Wieniawski (Biddulph)

Elman in Slavic repertoire: genteel decline in action [JW]