Déjà Reviews

Re-published reviews from the archive

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Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano) Poèmes de L’Amour (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Lovers of fine singing can purchase without hesitation now and enjoy an outstanding recording and performance [RJF]

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La Casa del Diavolo (Naïve)

(Déjà Review) For their fiercely propulsive and compellingly vital performances Il Giardino Armonico has few equals [MC]

19th Century Guitar Favourites (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) In decades to come this will remain a testament to superb guitar playing, refined interpretations and good taste [ZT]

Bach: Cello Suites (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) The best of the best in this most personal of all possible worlds [DC]

Brahms: Viola Sonatas (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Very fine performances of these late works [MC]

Aho: Contrabassoon & Tuba Concertos (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Merely broaden your horizons or enter an entirely new world, either way – this is something special [DC]

Rossini: La Cenerentola (Warner Classics)

A welcome return to the catalogue of an excellent performance [RJF]

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Nicola Benedetti (violin) Szymanowski, Saint-Saëns & Chausson (Deutsche Grammophon)

Quite a debut – a truly excellent Szymanowski [CC]

Deja Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Rostropovich Warner 3712342

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Warner Classics)

A stunning recording – overcome your prejudice and buy it [RMK]

Deja Rachmaninov Symphs 1-3 Ormandy Sony SB2K63257

Rachmaninov: Symphonies Nos 1-3 (Sony Classical)

A burnished classic of the gramophone [RB]

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Schumann: Piano Works (Oehms Classics)

(Déjà Review) A major recording achievement [JL]

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Stölzel : Cantatas for Pentecost 1737 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Cantatas by Bach’s contemporary, which turn out to be of superior quality [JV]

Mignone: Orchestral works (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Brilliant, colourful music by a South American composer whom you will want to get to know better [PSh]

Mozart: Don Giovanni (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) This well sung performance in traditional sets and costumes will provide much enjoyment [RJF]

Coates: London Again (Avie)

(Déjà Review) Sweet tuneful nostalgic delight – a must for Eric Coates admirers [IL]

Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) James’ story in Britten’s setting emerges magnificently [CC]

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Bennett: Sea Change (Collegium Records)

A beautifully performed survey of Bennett’s often neglected choral music [CT]

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Brahms: German Folk Songs (Apex)

Lovers of this music need both Genz and Schwarzkopf/Fischer-Dieskau [GF]

Adam La Filleule des Fees Mogrelia Marco Polo 8.223734-35

Adam: La Filleule des fées – ballet (Marco Polo)

(Déjà Review) Uplifting and quite delightful, containing charming melodies [RW]

Martinu Symphs 3 and 5 Fagen Naxos 8.553350

Martinů: Symphonies Nos 3 & 5 (Naxos)

A good introduction to the symphonies [JF]

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Mendelssohn: Octet & Sextet (Delos)

(Déjà Review) A real winner in terms of repertoire, performance, interpretation, sound quality and sheer enjoyment [MC]

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Rodrigo: Orchestral Works v4 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Amongst the most atmospheric and delicious works that I have experienced in some time [KS]

Mozart: Arias, Symphony No. 38 (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) Excellent performances of these great works [PSh]

Piston: Symphony No. 4, Capriccio, Three New England Sketches (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) A must-buy featuring some truly outstanding 20th century American music [NH]