Bach JS

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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (Danacord)

A near-complete 1930s Brandenburg Concerto cycle from Berlin and interesting additions [JW]

Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music (Albion Records)

This important historical document must be judged on its own terms [JF]

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Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard (Ondine)

Melodically rich and well-crafted works, splendidly performed [SG]

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Four times Bach (HD Klassik)

Rich and vital performances in excellent sound [DC]

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Igor Levit (piano): Fantasia (Sony Classical)

Another outstanding recital from Levit, with a superb version of the big Busoni work [SB]

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Busoni: Sonatinas (Centaur)

(Déjà Review) Slotchiver is an ardent disciple of Busoni and her playing is authoritative [CSS]

My Soul, What Fear You? (King’s College, Cambridge)

A fascinating Lieder recital [JQ]

Lise Davidsen (soprano): Christmas From Norway (Decca)

Be sure this makes it under your next Christmas tree [MP]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Alba)

A poetic, refined, beautifully played account from a remarkable young Finnish pianist [RMo]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Dynamic)

Bach, beautifully embroidered [PJ]

Dans nos yeux  – recital (Warner Classics)

Crossover, yes, but don’t let that deter you from some very enjoyable music [DJB]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Deutsche Grammophon)

Freshness, new life, vitality and a wealth of new insights are bought to this oft-recorded work [SG]

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The Great Organ of Aarhus Cathedral (Danacord)

Superb performances, great sound quality, brilliant documentation and rewarding programming [JF]

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Bach: Organ transcriptions (Brilliant Classics)

Well-crafted transcriptions hampered by a performing style that is too often heavy and ponderous [NB]

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The Degenhof Sessions (Genuin)

A wonderfully entertaining programme with some real treats [RCh}

Popper: Complete Transcriptions for Violoncello and Piano (Paladino Music)

A valuable addition to the Popper discography and a chance to hear a Hubay rarity [RCh]

Bach JS: The First Cantata Year, Vol. 1 (Hänssler Classic)

This first volume in the projected series of J.S. Bach’s First Cantata Year has got off to a most auspicious start [MC]

Corelli: Corellimania (OUR Recordings)

An excellent disc of baroque chamber music, even if in one or two cases the link to the craze for Corelli is a little tenuous [GPu]

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Andrea Bacchetti (piano): In Concert (Monarda Music)

More than just a souvenir of a fine recital [DC]

Bach: Goldberg Variations (Hänssler Classic)

(Déjà Review) One of the finest recordings of the Goldberg Variations on piano currently available [KM]

Grahl & JS Bach: Organ Works (Cobra Records)

A remarkable première for Amsterdam’s hyperorgan [DC]

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Carolyn Sampson (soprano) but I like to sing… (BIS)

A delight from start to finish – Carolyn Sampson is on effervescent form [JQ]

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Thomas Demenga (cello) Bach, Hosokawa & Yun (ECM)

The contemporary pieces featured here would have been unthinkable without Bach’s innovative thinking [HC]

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Bach: Cello Suites (Artway Records and Claves)

Two fine new accounts of Bach’s cello suites but the Artway issue is clearly preferable [RMo]