Goodwin orchestral 8555193

Goodwin: Orchestral Works (Naxos)

Light Music certainly, but of real and lasting quality [DJB]

Franck piano EPRC0048

Franck: Piano Works (Evil Penguin)

A well-considered programme, polished playing, but I miss the grander passions [RCh]

Hartmann piano DACOCD950

Hartmann: Piano Works vol. 4 (Danacord)

This specialist-market disc will appeal to enthusiasts of Danish music and romanticism [JF]

Kudelko time

Klaudia Kudelko (piano) Time (C2)

Combustible Bacewicz and Chopin from a terrific young pianist [DMD]

Silvestrov requiem 900344

Silvestrov: Requiem (BR Klassik)

A moving personal dedication to his wife by Ukraine’s greatest living composer [GT]

Mossberg songs harp CDA18452

Torsten Mossberg (tenor) Harp Songs (Sterling)

A somewhat unusual combination of composers but it works splendidly and is another feather in Mossberg’s by now well-adorned cap [GF]

Mahler symphony OC1717

Mahler: Symphony 2 (Oehms Classics)

A fine, flexible, sensitive reading somewhat hampered by a lack of sheer weight in the orchestra [RMo]

Husum piano DACOCD949

Piano Rarities at Husum 2022 (Danacord)

Husum surprises and delights once more [RCh]

Hindemith duos 95756

Hindemith: Piano Duos (Brilliant)

A mixed bag, but with two masterpieces [SB]

Tabakov symphonies TOCC0636

Tabakov: Symphonies Vol. 7 (Toccata)

A disc that lovers of contemporary music will find fascinating and hugely rewarding [SA]

Ravel orchestral ODE14162

Ravel: Orchestral Works (Ondine)

The two main works here are especially well performed, and in good sound [RWe]

Noir jour Martinova RCD1108

Nuit et Jour (Rubicon)

Martinova’s abandoned musical personality unleashes no holds barred Ravel but less successful Debussy [DMD]

Jesulein Christmas RIC444

O Jesulein (Ricecar)

A little too much reverence in the music somewhat dampened my enthusiasm for this interesting exercise [DJB]

Berlioz Harold 5419719685

Berlioz: Harold en Italie (Erato)

Essentially unsatisfying accounts of two favourite Berlioz works [Rmo]

Berg violin CHSA5270

Berg: Orchestral works (Chandos)

Superb performances of two major works by Berg and two worthwhile rarities [SB]

DiTullio flute CD311

Louise DiTullio (flute) (Crystal)

Near 50-year-old reissues of Franco-Russian repertoire stand the test of time [JW]

Minkus ballets book Letellier

The Ballets of Ludwig Minkus (Cambridge Scholars)

A new edition of the definitive study of Ludwig Minkus’s career and work is very welcome [RMay]

Mozart violin spnatas UCCG9213

Mozart: Violin sonatas (DG)

Free-spirited accounts, captivatingly played [SG]

Langgaard symphony 6220644

Langgaard: Symphony 1 (Dacapo)

Very good, but not outstanding; Dausgaard’s 2007 recording remains the benchmark here [DM]

Bruckner symphony C8086

Bruckner: Symphony 3 (Capriccio)

An intriguing recording which will be wanted by those collecting this cycle [GT]

Bach Goldberg 541972339

Bach: Goldberg Variations (Warner)

Spirited, mercurial playing, compromised by a poor recording from Warner [RMo]

Leoncavallo Zingari ORC61

Leoncavallo: Zingari (Opera Rara)

An all-round excellent effort to document a forgotten opera that likely won’t be returning to the stage anytime soon [MP]

Kubelik Mendelssohn HC22065

Mendelssohn/Kubelik: Violin Concertos (Hanssler)

The romantic First Violin Concerto of Jan Kubelík receives a premiere recording [JW]

Szeryng rediscovered RH027

Henryk Szeryng (violin) Rediscovered (Rhine)

One of the twentieth century’s greatest violinists, a musical aristocrat with superb polished technique and a phenomenal intellect [SG]