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Brahms Schumann Holloway arr Toccata TOCC0450

Brahms by Arrangement, Volume 2 (Toccata Classics)

Skilful, sympathetic orchestrations which are definitely worth hearing, especially by those who love the music of Brahms [JQ]

A Fiddlers Last Journey Andersson Sterling CDA1873

A fiddler’s last journey: Songs by Dan Andersson (Sterling)

A worthy conclusion to a valuable series of Swedish song classics [GF]

Soundscape Kay Kyung Eun Kim Steinway STNS 30230

Soundscape (Steinway & Sons)

An intriguing start to a new Steinway venture [PRJ]

Roseingrave Harpsichord Suites Signum SIGCD783

Roseingrave: Eight Harpsichord Suites (Signum Classics)

This release deserves a place in any collection of keyboard recordings [JV]

Left Hand Legacy v2 Cobra 0093

Left Hand Legacy Vol 2: Chamber music written for Paul Wittgenstein (Cobra Records)

Fine playing of distinctive music [WK]

Deja Review Schoenberg Pelleas und Melisande de Waart ABC 4545142

Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande and Five Orchestral Pieces (ABC Classics)

(Déjà Review) A magnificent disc showing both the route that Schoenberg did not take, and, triumphantly, the one that he did [DBi]

Deja Review Sibelius Symphs etc Berglund EMI 5744852

Sibelius: Complete Symphonies and Selected Orchestral Works (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) One of the greatest symphonic cycles under a conductor who shows a deep understanding and profound identification with it [CH]

schmidt symphony somm

Schmidt: Symphony 4 & The Book with Seven Seals (Somm Recordings)

Two notable archive recordings in excellent transfers to mark Schmidt’s 150th anniversary [JQ]