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Fatma Said (soprano) (Warner Classics)

A ravishing debut album that heralds a great future for this artist [MP]

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Poetiques de l’instant II (Alpha Classics)

A mixed bag that contains some stylish and absorbing Ravel [NH]

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Ravel & Carter (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Aimard positively revels in complexities, eating up fistfuls of notes and spitting them out with ease [TH]

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Correspondances (Antarctica Records)

An immaculately played recital of music which draws its inspiration from symbolism [MSt]

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Ravel: L’heure espagnole (Harmonia Mundi)

No one interested in these two works will feel short-changed by its acquisition [GF]

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Ravel: In Search of Lost Dance (CAvi-Music)

Exceptional Ravel from this brilliant multi-national trio [GPJ]

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Ravel, Dutilleux & Hough: String Quartets (Hyperion)

An intriguing programme with an attractive new work [SB]

Eudice Shapiro (violin): Sonatas and duos (Biddulph)

The admirable art of violinist Eudice Shapiro, heard in core repertory [JW]


Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor) (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) Lisztians need to hear Argenta’s Faust; his El Amor Brujo is perhaps the best ever [RB]

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Andrei Gavrilov (piano) Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (Eloquence)

A release pianophiles will treasure [SG]

Arthur Grumiaux (violin) The Boston Recordings (Parnassus)

(Déjà Review) Some of the most lofty and beautiful playing; I shall return to this disc with equal excitement and pleasure [JW]

Jacob Lateiner (piano) The Lost Art Vol. 2 (Parnassus)

A pianist deserving of wider currency [SG]

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Michael Studer (piano) The Legacy (Claves)

(Déjà Review) Buy it for the Bach, and become enthralled by the rest [DC]

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La Valse (Hänssler Classic)

These wind orchestra arrangements could hardly be better played [MC]

The Boy and the Magic – L’enfant et les sortilèges

A commentary by Len Mullenger, illustrated and with sound samples

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Vers la source dans le bois (Da Vinci Classics)

If you like the French chamber music of this period, you will be in safe hands with this Italian trio [GPu]

Yvonne Lefébure (piano): Inédits 5 (Solstice)

Solstice’s au revoir to a great artist [SG]

Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

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

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Debussy/Ravel: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

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

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Yvonne Lefébure (piano) Inédits 5 (Solstice)

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

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Ravel: Piano Music Vol. 2 (Danacord)

The second of three volumes, of great interest to all Ravelians [JF]

Jacob Lateiner (piano) Lost Art Of (Parnassus)

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

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Gina Bachauer: Mercury Masters (Eloquence)

Gina Bachauer’s powerful Mercury legacy, collated in its entirety for the first time in a single box [JW]

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Walter Gieseking (piano) His Columbia Graphophone Recordings (Warner Classics)

A splendid collection [SG]