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Bacewicz: Violinissimo (Acte Préalable)

A feast of varied music for violin(s) [GPu]

Jonathan Tetelman (tenor) Arias (Deutsche Grammophon)

Tetelman will win many new admirers with this outstanding debut album [MC]

Bach: Cantatas for Bass (Harmonia Mundi)

Anyone wanting a HIP recording of these deservedly popular cantatas need search no further [GF]

One Hundred Years of British Song Vol. 3 (SOMM)

Exemplary singing and sensitive accompaniment in a fascinating song recital [JF]

Malipiero: String Quartets (Dynamic)

A welcome reissue of Malipiero’s compact cycle [JW]

Veggio, Ridio, Bertoldo: Complete Organ Music (Brilliant Classics)

Scandali could not have made a better choice than the oldest of the two organs in San Petronio [JV]

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Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Naxos)

An innovative and at times challenging production, with high calibre singing and playing [RWe]

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Pristine Audio)

Pristine delivers this classic Barbiere in an airy and better-balanced revision, free of hiss and noise [MZ]

La Femme – A Journey of Female Composers (Naxos)

A brilliant disc to cherish and to share [SA]

Mignone and Delvizio: Guitar Works (Da Vinci Classics)

A striking set of guitar studies heard in an excellent performance [GPu]

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Macfarrren: The Soldier’s Legacy (Retrospect Opera)

Macfarren’s 1864 ballad-chamber-pastoral-Opera da Camera for four singers [JW]

British String Quartets (Rubicon Classics)

A lovely Celtic inflected collection of rarities [DMD]

Beethoven: Egmont (BR Klassik)

A decent performance but no text for the narration is a hindrance [SB]

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Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (Pristine Audio)

A glorious documentation of the high standards of the ensemble at the Royal Stockholm Opera more than 80 years ago [GF]

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Verdi: Rigoletto (Opus Arte)

A striking new Rigoletto from the Royal Opera House, strongly cast and very well conducted [RWe]

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Holmboe: Quartets Vol 2 (Dacapo)

The Nightingale Quartet continues its admirable Holmboe cycle [JW]

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Voices – Ephrata Cloister (Bright Shiny Things)

A very interesting production, both historically and musically [JV]

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Saint-Saëns: Dances & Ballet (Naxos)

A disc primarily for admirers of Saint-Saëns and 19th century ballet [RMay]

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Tom + Will: Weelkes & Byrd 400 years (Signum Classics)

Two great English renaissance composers are juxtaposed, with outstanding results [GH]

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Nowowiejski: Concertos (Dux)

Nowowiejski’s concertos, heard in premiere recordings, leave a puzzling impression [JW]

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The Whistling Book (Divine Art)

An absorbing smorgasbord of music, from grade pieces for tyros to major recital works [JF]

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Mustonen: Chamber Music (Lawo)

Two impressive new works by this versatile musician [SB]

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Gaubert: Chamber Music (Claves)

Assured and attractive music by a major figure in the history of the flute, well played and recorded [GPu]

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Tchaikovsky: Ballets (Doráti Edition)

Pioneering full-length accounts of Tchaikovsky’s ballets that will appeal to Doráti’s many admirers [RMay]