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An Invitation at the Schumanns’ (Harmonia Mundi)

A delightful easy-listening programme with a couple of more substantial morsels [GF]

Weber, Schumann, Strauss: Horn concerti (Chandos)

A delightful collection [SB]

Louis Kaufman (violin): Violin Sonatas (Biddulph)

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

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Schumann: Kinderszenen (Apex)

(Déjà Review) Superb pianism and a complete immersion in Schumann’s most extreme psychology [DS]

Schumann, Clara Schumann & Brahms: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) (Decca)

Magnificent playing weaves together the music of this intimately connected trio [RCh]

Soaked in Colour (Fuga Libera)

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

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Eugene Goossens – Cincinnati Symphony Vol 2 (Pristine Audio)

More pluses and some minuses with Goossens in Cincinnati [JW]

Brahms by Arrangement Vol. 2 (Toccata Classics)

Three successful orchestrations, especially that of the Piano Quintet [SB]

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Invisible (NoMadMusic)

Women composers showing themselves more than a match for the men! [DMD]

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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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Eugene Goossens – Cincinnati Symphony Vol 2 (Pristine Audio)

So-so Stravinsky, nervous hyper-fast Schumann and masterly Tchaikovsky [RB]

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Schumann: Etudes Symphonique (ClassicVoice)

A disappointing recording of one of the masterpieces of the romantic piano repertory [MSt]

Moment of Eternity (Genuin)

A beautifully executed programme of solo piano music that has identity as its theme and its concealment behind masks [MSt]

Karl Böhm (conductor): The SWR Recordings (SWR Classic)

A rewarding collection [GT]

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Schumann: Lieder (Berlin Classics)

These fifty-year-old recordings are classics and admirers of Schumann and Peter Schreier should own them, but the documentation is scanty [GF]

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Frederick Stock (conductor) Chicago Symphony Vol. 2 (Pristine Audio)

Frederick Stock and his Chicago forces excel in major repertory [JW]

Georg Nigl (baritone): Echo (Alpha Classics)

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

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Frederick Stock (conductor) Chicago Symphony Vol. 2 (Pristine Audio)

Schumann and Tchaikovsky symphonies by Stock’s Chicago Symphony make this historic release memorable [GT]

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

A pianist deserving of wider currency [SG]

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Schumann: Symphonies (BIS)

A comprehensive survey stunningly played and beautifully recorded [NB]

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R Schumann: Piano Works (Hänssler Classic)

Gerhard Oppitz excels in Schumann works he has lived with his whole career [MC]

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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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Carl Schuricht (conductor) (Forgotten Records)

Absolutely lovely live performances which must be heard through a veil of crumbly mono sound [RMo]

Yvonne Lefébure (piano): Inédits 5 (Solstice)

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