Schubert: Piano Sonatas (Hyperion)

Attractive performances whose strength is in the happy times and finding consolation in still facing the unhappy [MG]

Wendling Quartet: DG and Electrola Recordings (Biddulph)

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

Schubert: Stimme der Liebe (Somm Recordings)

A fine recital by one of great Schubert interpreters – more please! [RWe]

The Last Epiphany (Challenge Classics)

Thought-provoking juxtaposition of light and shade, of joy and horror, so valuable in the world of today [GF]

Louis Kaufman (violin): Violin Sonatas (Biddulph)

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

Schubert, Mendelssohn, Beethoven: Fantasias for Piano  (Hänssler Classic)

A really promising solo debut album [MC]

Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum – August 2022 Festival (Danacord)

Well-chosen, interesting repertoire, and many discoveries [JF]

Soaked in Colour (Fuga Libera)

There are a few winners here, but no consistency [MP]

Schubert & Mahler: Symphonies (Orfeo)

(Déjà Review) As a piece of history in sound I found these performances fascinating and very enjoyable [TD]

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Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

A well deserved release for this supremely gifted but neglected pianist [RCh]

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Schubert: Elysium (BIS)

A treasurable disc [JQ]

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Otto Klemperer (conductor): The Remastered Edition (Warner Classics)

Klemperer consolidated; his full Warner legacy in best-yet transfers [JW]

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Schubert: Stimme der Liebe (SOMM Recordings)

A charming anthology collected in tribute to a master interpreter of Schubert Lieder [RMo]

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Kathleen Long (piano) The Decca Solo Recordings 1941-1945 (APR)

Refined inscriptions, lovingly restored [SG]

Carl Seemann (piano): The Orfeo Recordings (Orfeo)

Seemann’s live airings make a welcome return [SG]

Schubert Piano Sonatas Ronald Smith APR 5568

Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy and Sonatas (APR)

(Déjà Review) Performances which reflect Smith’s formidable credentials as a Schubertian of distinction [JW]

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Schubert: Stimme der Liebe (SOMM Recordings)

A handsome 85th birthday tribute to a distinguished singer [JQ]

Schubert: The Complete String Trios (Resonus)

Domestic music from Schubert and Purcell played with quiet magic [DMD]

Schubert: Symphonies – Unfinished & The Great (Pentatone)

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

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Schubert: “Death and the Maiden” Symphony (High Definition Tape Transfers)

A novel and highly diverting programme played with considerable expertise, in first-rate sound [RMo]

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Schubert: Insomnia (Berlin Classics)

This delightful collection of songs takes the listener on a gentle trip both down memory lane and on an expedition into some obscure backyards [GF]

Viennese Reflections (Gramola)

An unusual and illuminating programme of music for the organ with connections to Vienna [MSt]

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Ervin Nyiregyházi (piano) Live Vol. 3 (Sonetto Classics)

Will appeal both to fans of Ervin Nyiregyházi and aficionados of the art of piano [SG]

Georg Nigl (baritone): Echo (Alpha Classics)

Georg Nigl is a magnificent storyteller – do not miss this well-filled disc [GF]