Stephen Greenbank

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Fauré: Piano Works (Hyperion)

Magical performances, illuminated and musically informed, recorded in superior sound [SG]

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Karczyński: Organ Works (Ars Sonara)

A pleasurable first encounter with organ works which cry out imploringly for wider currency [SG]

The Life and Music of Elizabeth Maconchy (Boydell & Brewer)

An intellectually rewarding book, both absorbing and enlightening [SG]

Chopin: 24 Preludes, 14 Waltzes (APR)

Expert re-masterings breathe new life into these treasured recordings [SG]

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Widor: Organ Symphonies 3 & 4 (Solstice)

Performances to cherish [SG]

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Herz: Stars rise afar (Genuin)

A rewarding release, thought-provoking and inspiring [SG]

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Sagvik: Solo Piano Music (Nosag Records)

Piano music both engaging and enlightening [SG]

Bruk: Symphonies 15 & 16 (Toccata Classics)

Emotionally charged and challenging music offers much food for thought [SG]

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Glinka: Piano Works (Forgotten Records)

Interesting and appealing with much to enjoy [SG]

Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin (Deutsche Grammophon)

Exemplary singularity of vision and artful musicianship [SG]

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Lekeu: Piano Trio (Forgotten Records)

A brief glimpse into a life tragically cut short [SG]

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Sagvik: String Quartets (Nosag Records)

For those adventurous enough to explore, I’d say go for it, you won’t be disappointed [SG]

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

Refined inscriptions, lovingly restored [SG]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Encelade)

A satisfying account, displaying deep insights, profound musicality and freshness [SG]

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

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

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Beethoven: Cello Sonatas (Leaf Music)

Passion, intensity and artistic vision are appreciable throughout [SG]

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Bach’s Missing Pages (Fugue State Films)

A remarkable achievement [SG]

Eudice Shapiro (violin) (Biddulph)

A lovingly restored aural document of an exceptional violinist and remarkable musician [SG]

van Eyken: Complete Organ Sonatas (Aeolus)

An intriguing discovery [SG]

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Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus (OUR Recordings)

This glowing account stands shoulder to shoulder with the very best versions in the catalogue [SG]

Beethoven: Piano Concertos (Reference Recordings)

Characterful performances captured in phenomenal sound [SG]

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Impromptus (Naïve)

Margain is very much at home in this music, and is its ideal exponent [SG]

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Hommage à Blanche Selva (Ciar Classics)

A pleasing disc of rarities – a worthy tribute [SG]

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Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Cambria)

Top-drawer interpretations in every respect [SG]