July 2023

Myaskovsky vocal2 TOCC0667

Myaskovsky: Vocal Works Vol. 2 (Toccata Classics)

This second volume of Myaskovsky’s complete vocal works is to be warmly welcomed [GT]

Pantcheff organ PFCD174175

Pantcheff: Organ works (Prima Facie)

A generously-filled recording of organ music by an accomplished contemporary composer [MSt]

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Kõrvits: The Sound of Wings (Ondine)

Inhabits and gives voice to regions of angelic eternity [RB]

Takemitsu Kellerman Karlsen

Takemitsu: Spectral Canticle (BIS)

Takemitsu conjures exotic sounds, brilliantly performed and recorded [GH]

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Lekeu: Piano Trio (Forgotten Records)

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

VW songs RES10299

Vaughan Williams & Maconchy: Songs – Vol 1 (Resonus)

A wonderful opportunity to explore fine vocal music [JF]

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Byrd: Consort Songs (Harmonia Mundi)

A varied well-chosen programme, beautifully sung and played [RH]

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Beethoven: Symphony 9 (Deutsche Grammophon)

One of the great Ninths on record [CH]

CPE and JC Bach VdG Sonatas Arcana A543

CPE and JC Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonatas (Arcana)

A captivating disc, which fully lives up to what its title promises [JV]

Sagvik String Quartets nosag CD2246

Sagvik: String Quartets (Nosag Records)

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

Ronald Stevenson and Friends Prima Facie PFCD202

Ronald Stevenson and Friends (Prima Facie)

A fitting tribute to one of the greatest, but sadly underrated, British composers of the last hundred years [JF]

Whitacre Home Voces8 Decca 4853970

Whitacre: Choral works (Decca)

An extended memorial work with some shorter pieces [SB]

Mozarts Mannheim Freiburger-Barockorchester DG 4863502

Mozart’s Mannheim (Deutsche Grammophon)

Mozart in historical context: Repertoire associated with an orchestra he revered [DF]

Allen Piano Sonatas McLachlan Metiere MSV77502

Allen: Complete Piano Sonatas (Métier)

A significant, if unfamiliar, contributor to the solo piano literature, whose music has been exceptionally well served here [JQ]

Bowen Violin Piano Concertos Dutton CDLX 7169

Bowen: Violin Concerto & Piano Concerto 1 (Dutton)

(Déjà Review) Such lavish extravagance of melody and sentiment [RB]

Bach Cantatas Vol26 Gardiner SDG121

Bach: Cantatas Vol 26 (Soli Deo Gloria)

(Déjà Review) A very important and distinguished cycle [JQ]

l'altra venezia snakewood

L’altra Venezia (Snakewood)

Largely unknown repertoire of high quality in outstanding performances [JV]

Bellini’s I puritani

A survey by Ralph Moore

Brahms’ Violin Concerto: A Discography

Prepared by Uwe Sauerteig

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Torrent (Libra Records)

A titanic, genre busting album [DMD]

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JS Bach: Tranquillity (Divine Art)

A calming collection of Bach’s keyboard music, played with great skill and finesse [MSt]

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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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Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (BIS)

A very good central interpretation, well played and very well recorded [RWe]

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Schubert: Stimme der Liebe (SOMM Recordings)

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