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Javier Laso (piano) New Worlds (Eudora)

Four masterpieces from four distinct strands of twentieth-century music [JF]

475 Jahre Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Profil)

Many first-class performances to celebrate the 475th anniversary of the Staatskapelle Dresden [MC]

Joseph Szigeti (violin): Complete AFRS Recordings and Live Performances (Biddulph)

An attractive programme of rare items from Szigeti’s discography [JW]

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Bartók & Dohnányi: Violin Sonatas (Caprice)

(Déjà Review) A triumph all round [CC]

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Around the World in 80 Minutes (Orchid Classics)

Well-chosen old favourites and new discoveries [JF]

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Take 3 (Alpha Classics)

Uproarious music-making, not to be taken too seriously [LW]

Piotr Anderszewski (piano): Janáček, Szymanowski & Bartók (Warner Classics)

Anderszewski impressively realizes the character of these folk-inspired pieces [LW]

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Bartók & Kochan: Concertos (Forgotten Records)

Top-notch performances from the past given a new lease of life [SG]

The Young Malcolm Frager Parnassus PACD96090

Malcolm Frager (piano) – The Young Malcolm Frager (Parnassus)

Pianism of the highest calibre [SG]

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Stravinsky, Bartok & Martinů (BIS)

A puzzling release in which clarity trumps nuance and warmth [JW]

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Bartók: Concertos (Alpha Classics)

This performance has completely revised my view of the Viola Concerto [DMD]

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Magdalena Kožená – Folk Songs (Pentatone)

A real Winner! [MP]

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Bartók: Concertos (Alpha Classics)

Characterful performances of familiar Bartók in a stunning vibrant recording [LW]

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Folk Songs (Pentatone)

A life-enhancing experience of which I wish every music lover could be a part [GF]

Bartok PCs Aimard Salonen Pentatone PTC5187029

Bartok: Piano Concertos Nos 1-3 (Pentatone)

One good and two superb performances of these modern classics [SB]

Bartók: Piano Works (Oehms Classics)

(Déjà Review) Bach is a most musical pianist whose understanding of the Bartókian idiom should be sampled [CC]

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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Orfeo)

(Déjà Review) Splendid performances that could hardly be bettered [IL]

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Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (Pentatone)

An outstanding version of the rare Four Orchestral Pieces and a very good one of the Concerto for Orchestra [SB]

20th Century Music for Flute and Guitar (Naxos)

Sensitive and perceptive readings of interesting repertoire from an accomplished duo [GPu]

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20th Century Classics Vol. 5 (Beulah)

Kubelík the modernist at his wizardly best [DMD]

Eudice Shapiro (violin): Sonatas and duos (Biddulph)

The admirable art of violinist Eudice Shapiro, heard in core repertory [JW]

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The Wild Sound of the 20s – 1923 (BR Klassik)

A good example of 1920s music in outstanding performances, let down by lack of texts [LW]

Bartók: Chamber Works (Decca)

A stunning CD – fantastic performances of strongly contrasting works [PBW]

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Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (Decca)

(Déjà Review) Superb modern versions of these works [JP]