Jonathan Woolf

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Nathan Milstein (violin) Concertos (Urania)

Tried and tested staples from Milstein’s discography [JW]

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Senfter: Complete works for viola & piano (Hänssler Classic)

Regerian inheritances haunt Johanna Senfter’s unsettled and largely melancholic viola works [JW]

Bronisław Gimpel (violin) Violin Concertos (Biddulph)

Gimpel’s Vox concertos: rich in virtuosity, glamour and colour [JW]

Kapustin: Piano Concerto 5 (Capriccio)

Kapustin’s jazz-based music brought to life in brilliant fashion [JW]

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Ida Haendel & Josef Hassid (violins) (Parnassus)

Polish contemporaries – violinistic brilliance [JW]

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Edwin Fischer (piano): Concert in Strasbourg, 1953 (Maestro Editions)

Edwin Fischer’s elevated live Mozart performances in imperfect sound [JW]

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Jörg Demus (piano): The Bach Recordings on Westminster (Eloquence)

The cultured art of Jörg Demus in Bach [JW]

Their Voices (Dux)

A Polish-Jewish chamber programme focusing on the 1930s [JW]

Ysaÿe: Légende norvégienne (Simax)

A raft of previously unrecorded works – or adaptations – by Ysaÿe [JW]

The Stuyvesant String Quartet (Bridge)

(Déjà Review) A worthy salute to a fine quartet [JW]

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Chasins: Complete Music for Solo Piano (Toccata Classics)

Numerous premiere recordings in an Abram Chasins twofer [JW]

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Joseph Szigeti (violin) European Columbia Recordings Vol. 3 (Pristine Audio)

Concertos and duos from Szigeti’s peak [JW]

Joseph Szigeti (violin): The Mercury Masters (Eloquence)

Szigeti’s final, catastrophic sessions for Mercury [JW]

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Brahms: Piano Works (Maestro Editions)

A rare Lyrichord session for an obscure pianist [JW]

Caplet: Le Miroir de Jésus (BR Klassik)

The refinement and lucid beauty of Caplet heard in a loving performance [JW]

Harpsichord Concertos (Hyperion)

Communicative powers to the fore, Esfahani breathes life into three Czech harpsichord works [JW]

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Primrose String Quartet: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Biddulph)

William Primrose’s elite string quartet recordings back after 30 years [JW]

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Fitelberg: String Quartets (Acte Préalable)

Two striking and almost forgotten string quartets from a short-lived émigré Pole [JW]

Emil Reesen (conductor) The Art of (Danacord)

Reesen conducts miscellaneous lighter material including the first Danish orchestral records [JW]

Rubbra: The Jade Mountain (Chandos)

Rubbra’s overlooked songs recorded in sympathetic performances [JW]

Fabien Sevitzky (conductor) The Indianapolis Symphony Vol. 6 (Pristine Audio)

The final release in the Sevitzky-Indianapolis series ends in a celebration of the dance [JW]


Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (Forgotten Records)

The elegant, refined art of Peter Rybar in fine transfers from his Westminster legacy [JW]

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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (Forgotten Records)

A variably attractive Beethoven cycle from two eloquent Czech musicians [JW]

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Julius Prüwer (conductor) Forgotten Maestro (Pristine Audio)

A welcome restoration of the recordings of a largely overlooked German conductor [JW]