Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky Romances Pentatone PTC5186866

Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky: Romances (Pentatone)

An attractive selection from this marvellous repertoire, very well performed [RWe]

Mahler Symph 1 Bychkov Pentatone PTC5187043

Mahler: Symphony No 1 (Pentatone)

A recording in which those who have been following the Bychkov cycle can invest with confidence [JQ]

Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky Romances Pentatone PTC5186866

Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky: Romances (Pentatone)

A valuable addition to the discography of the songs of Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky with sensitive and deeply considered performances [GF]

Tebaldi remembering PTC5187070

Remembering Tebaldi (Pentatone)

A lovely recital presenting Melody Moore as a worthy inhabitant of the pantheon of the present generation of sopranos [GF]

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (Pentatone)

In no way does this new recording displace its illustrious predecessors except in terms of the clarity of its digital sound [RMo]

Handel: Water & Fire (Pentatone)

Handel’s grand outdoor showpieces reduced in scale to intimate chamber works [RMo]

Yulianna Avdeeva (piano) Resilience (Pentatone)

A thoughtful enterprising collection brilliantly executed [DMD]

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Deified (Pentatone)

Resplendent brass playing with Wagner’s Ring ruling lesser contemporary works [NB]

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Schnittke: Psalms of Repentance (Pentatone)

One of the essential works of the last century given an exemplary performance [DMD]

Mahler symphony PTC5186992

Mahler: Symphony 2 (Pentatone)

Unspectacular but deeply satisfying [DMD]

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra Canellakis Pentatone PTC5187027

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Pentatone)

An outstanding version of the rare Four Orchestral Pieces and a very good one of the Concerto for Orchestra [SB]

Verdi ballo PTC5187048

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (Pentatone)

The old Leinsdorf recording with Bergonzi and Price will never be redundant, but this is an admirable newcomer {GF]

Bach Sonatas and Partitas Fischer Pentatone PTC 5186072 SACD

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for violin (Pentatone)

(Déjà Review) One of the finest, maybe the finest, set of these works [PSh]

Schubert: Symphonies – Unfinished & The Great (Pentatone)

Virtuoso playing and an excellent recording but Janowski’s tempi are not invariably well judged [RMo]

Mahler sym5 PTC5187067

Mahler: Symphony 5 (Pentatone)

A neat, modern Mahler 5 a little lacking in personality [DMD]

Mahler symphony PTC5186992

Mahler: Symphony 2 (Pentatone)

There’s a great deal to admire about this performance [JQ]

Mozart anime PTC5187044

Mozart: Anime Immortali (Pentatone)

Beautiful tone, deep feeling, good enunciation, sure-footed technique, perceptiveness and phenomenal virtuosity [GF]

Haydn: Stabat Mater (Pentatone)

Haydn’s moving Stabat Mater reimagined – a success all around [LP]

Mahler Symphony 2 Bychkov Pentatone PTC5186992

Mahler: Symphony 2 (Pentatone)

A gorgeous, imaginative Mahler 2nd plagued by bottomless sound [DP]

Haydn Stabat PTC5186953

Haydn: Stabat Mater (Pentatone)

An excellent recording of a Stabat Mater with a special twist: the enlarged wind orchestration from 1803 [GF]

Ligeti String Quartets Quatuor Diotima Pentatone PTC5187061

Ligeti: String Quartets (Pentatone)

Hats off! A Recording of the Year! [DMD]

Broken Branches (Pentatone)

A superlative Songs from Chinese can’t quite redeem indifferent singing elsewhere [DM]

Bach & Pärt: Works for Violin & Orchestra (Pentatone)

Spry, lively performances in bold sound [DM]

Sommer: Orchestral songs (Pentatone)

World premiere recordings of orchestral songs by a largely forgotten composer [JQ]