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Songs Sampson BIS2673

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

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

Chamber works Wigmore Soloists BIS 2547

Wigmore Soloists: Chamber Works (BIS)

Committed and inspiring performances of important chamber works [JF]

Folkjul – A Swedish Folk Christmas (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A refreshing Christmas disc, off the beaten track [GF]

Sumera Mushroom Cantata BISCD1560

Sumera: Mushroom Cantata (BIS)

(Déjà Review) As irreplaceable as a volume by a favourite author – be sure never to lend it to anyone; you’re unlikely to get it back! [DC]

Schubert impromptus BIS2614

Schubert: Impromptus (BIS)

A refreshingly intimate account of Schubert’s impromptus in masterly performances by a fortepiano player of unparalleled recording experience [MG]

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Brautigam BIS SACD1362

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 8-11 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A fresh viewpoint, though not everything convinces [CC]

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Through The Night (BIS)

A stimulating medley of the best string music, beautifully executed [RMo]

Beethoven, Berwald: Septets (BIS)

Two lovely chamber scores for strings and winds [SV]

Beethoven Piano Trios v2 Sitkovetsky BIS2539

Beethoven: Piano Trios Nos 2 & 7 (BIS)

Beethoven doesn’t seem to be an ideal fit with this very fine ensemble [DJB]

Doráti: Orchestral Works (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Two harmonically astringent potently imaginative works coupled with a bright and light-on-the-toes serenade [RB]

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Bach: Trio Sonatas (BIS)

(Déjà Review) New worlds of feeling in music that is certainly familiar [KM]

Janacek Qtets BIS2670

Janáček & Haas: String quartets (BIS)

At the very top of the list for these masterpieces [WH]

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Fagerlund: Terral (BIS)

The latest works by the new Finnish master [SB]

Sounds and Sweet Air – A Shakespeare Songbook ( BIS)

This fine, imaginative album will entertain and enlighten [JQ]

Respighi: Gli uccelli, Antiche danze ed arie (BIS)

A stylish, entertaining conclusion to John Neschling’s excellent Respighi series [JQ]

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Rautavaara & Martinů: Piano Concertos (BIS)

This attractive coupling should win new friends for these works [SB]

Glazunov: Symphony No.1 & 6 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Very enjoyable and well served by this release [JQ]

Fagerlund Terral BIS 2639 SACD

Fagerlund: Flute Concerto (BIS)

Much to admire and enjoy here [HC]

Skalkottas Concertos BIS

Skalkottas: Concertos (BIS)

An alternative take on Skalkottas’ concertos, essential for his devotees [JLW]

Janáček & Haas: String Quartets (BIS)

Terrific performances by the Escher Quartet in spectacular sound [LW]

Leifs hekla BISCD1030

Leifs: Orchestral works (BIS)

Extraordinary music of real individuality [RB]

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Rautavaara & Martinů: Piano Concertos (BIS)

An unusual coupling of concertos in outstanding performances and sound [LW]

Schubert Elysium Sampson Middleton BIS-2573

Schubert: Elysium (BIS)

A treasurable disc [JQ]

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Debussy: Piano Music Vol. 1 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) The unique sound-world of Debussy is delivered with the utmost conviction [TB]