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Mahler: Symphony 9 (BIS)

Going through the motions is not enough with Mahler [DP]

CPE Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos Vol. 16 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) The latest volume in this epic project is as good a place as any to start and may be approached with confidence [BW]

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A superb performance by all concerned; a worthy addition to the catalogue [JP]

Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonatas (BIS)

Very attractive music beautifully played and caught in ideally sympathetic sound [NB]

Chopin: Piano Concertos (BIS)

(Déjà Review) These fine chamber renderings of the Chopin concertos make them sound as if that is how they were meant to be [JL]

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Schumann: Symphonies (BIS)

A comprehensive survey stunningly played and beautifully recorded [NB]

Chinoiserie Lin BISCD1110

Chinoiserie (BIS)

A veritable treasure trove of delights [CC]

A Bird Came Down the Walk (BIS)

(Déjà Review) One of those rare recital recordings that actually plays best as a recital [PSh]

Netzel, Sandström, Tarrodi: Piano Concerti (BIS)

A master pianist in music written for (and by) him – a voyage of discovery [WH]

Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch BIS2553

Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch (BIS)

A beautiful realisation of Wolf’s great song collection, particularly remarkable for the contribution of Allan Clayton’s tenor voice [ST]

Bruch Violin Concerto Gluzman BISSACD1852

Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Quite the finest performance of the Bruch concerto I have ever heard [CF]

Sorabji: Opus Clavicembalisticum (BIS)

(Déjà Review) Finally we have a great recording of this spellbinding piece [GF]

Armenian rhapsody BISCD1948

Armenian Rhapsody (BIS)

(Déjà Review) The APO’s considerable team talents are put to fine use on this quality all-Armenian disc [Byz]

swedish piano BIS2576

Swedish Piano Concertos (BIS)

Three strongly contrasting works for piano and orchestra repay repeated hearings [HC]

Sharon Bezaly (flute): Synergy (BIS)

Pleasing and moving, played with soulful and technical virtuosity [RB]

Bezaly synergy BIS2339

Sharon Bezaly (flute) Synergy (BIS)

Creative programming; superior renditions [ZT]

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings (BIS)

A wholly successful compilation of deeply melancholy and Romantic melodies for those with a sweet tooth [RMo]

Scriabin orchestral piano sonata BIS2362

Scriabin: Orchestral (BIS)

Good, solid orchestral performances, very well recorded; the sonata is a welcome bonus [DM]

Beethoven & Mozart: Piano Transcriptions (BIS)

Sensational pianism, inspiration, and exuberant pianism in every track [MM]

Montgeroult etudes BIS2603

Montgeroult: Etudes (BIS)

Superb performances and recording of piano studies which should rank alongside the very best [GH]

Beethoven concertos BIS2581

Beethoven: Piano Concertos (BIS)

Astonishing virtuoso playing in a highly empathic partnership – the best modern accounts I know [RMo]

Britten quartets BIS2640

Britten: String Quartets (BIS)

Britten’s music for string quartet, a comprehensive collection [SB]

Yun Silla BIS2642

Yun: Silla (BIS)

An important release of this major Korean composer’s orchestral masterpieces [GT]