Jonathan Woolf

Golestan: Chamber Music (Forgotten Records)

Attractive transfers from the 1920s and 1930s of Stan Golestan’s chamber music [JW]

Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

A great quartet in core repertory and superbly communicative Ginastera [JW]

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Honegger: Symphony 2 (Forgotten Records)

A great Janáček champion conducts Honegger and Martinů in an obscure Polish recording [JW]

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Bacewicz: Symphonies (cpo)

Rigour and rhythmic drive somewhat leavened by folkloric elements [JW]

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Debussy/Ravel: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

The Loewenguth Quartet’s stereo Debussy-Ravel coupling reissued in fine transfers [JW]

Malipiero: String Quartets (Dynamic)

A welcome reissue of Malipiero’s compact cycle [JW]

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Macfarrren: The Soldier’s Legacy (Retrospect Opera)

Macfarren’s 1864 ballad-chamber-pastoral-Opera da Camera for four singers [JW]

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Holmboe: Quartets Vol 2 (Dacapo)

The Nightingale Quartet continues its admirable Holmboe cycle [JW]

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Nowowiejski: Concertos (Dux)

Nowowiejski’s concertos, heard in premiere recordings, leave a puzzling impression [JW]

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L Glass: Symphony 4 (CPO)

A commanding recording of Louis Glass’s (occasionally) problematic Fourth Symphony [JW]

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Launy Grøndahl (conductor) Legacy Vol. 7 (Danacord)

The Grøndahl legacy series reaches volume 7 with a question mark or two [JW]

The Silver Swan (Convivium)

A clever conjoining of British song-writing contemporaries [JW]

Nelson Freire (piano): The Unreleased Recordings (Decca)

Previously unreleased Nelson Freire recordings enrich the catalogue [JW]

Martinů: Larmes de couteau (Capriccio)

Martinů’s one-act operas heard in persuasive, lively performances [JW]

Boult (conductor) Decca Legacy Vol. 3 (Eloquence)

Boult the accompanist and symphonic conductor straddling the mono/stereo divide [JW]

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20th C British Cello Sonatas (Lyrita)

Handy and Hughes stride forth in their latest volume of British cello sonatas

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Fritz Kreisler: Bell Telephone Vol. 3 (Biddulph)

Kreisler’s 1945-50 radio broadcasts continue with a consistently good selection [JW]

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Bowles: Orchestral and Vocal Music (RCA)

Writer and composer Paul Bowles restored on disc [JW]

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Enescu: The Unknown Enescu Vol. 2 (Toccata)

Restored Enescu reveals his versatility and variety in fine performances [JW]

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Yvonne Lefébure (piano) Inédits 5 (Solstice)

The final Solstice salute to a great piano stylist [JW]

Handel: Theodora (Erato)

An extrovert reading of Theodora but one short of consolation [JW]

Martinů: Cello Sonatas (Pentatone)

A warmly sympathetic duo rates highly in Martinů Cello Sonatas [JW]

Jacob Lateiner (piano) Lost Art Of (Parnassus)

More live Lateiner; a pianist of probity, directness and high gifts [JW]

Thomas Jensen (conductor) Legacy Vol 14 (Danacord)

New and adventurous repertoire from Thomas Jensen’s broadcasts [JW]