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Opera Arias in Turin in 18th Century (cpo)

Charming but stylistically uniform arias from Turin in the later 18th century [CRo]

Hindemith: Tanzstücke, In einer Nacht, Piano Sonata No. 3 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Seibert’s full tone and detailed and refined technique are given every chance to develop in cpo’s excellent recording [DC]

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C P E Bach & Graun: Viola Concertos (cpo)

Fairly bland music that the performances don’t enliven [DJB]

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Raff: Welt-Ende – Gerich – Neue Welt (cpo)

Raff’s survey of ‘the Last Things’ contains some surprisingly enterprising and original writing [PCG]

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Stölzel : Cantatas for Pentecost 1737 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Cantatas by Bach’s contemporary, which turn out to be of superior quality [JV]

Kraus: Overtures (cpo)

If you don’t know Kraus’s music, give this a try; if you do, enjoy these performances [DJB]

Eck: Violin concertos (cpo)

Soaring lyricism from Mozart’s contemporary [JW]

Raff: String Quartets 6 & 7 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) A talented and wholly convincing composer, able to adapt classical principles and romantic ends [TB}

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Stölzel: Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld (cpo)

Hearing this very fine performance makes it easy to understand why Bach esteemed Stölzel’s Passion oratorio [JQ]

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Atterberg: Piano Concerto (cpo)

(Déjà Review) A feast for unashamed romantics. Grand Romantic, heart-on-sleeve stuff, over the top music, delivered in bravura performances [IL]

Bacewicz: Complete Orchestral Works Volume 2 (cpo)

A balanced orchestral portfolio follows Bacewicz from neo-classicism to her late style [JW]

Papandopulo: The Complete String Quartets (cpo)

Folklore and colour, rhythmic variety and classical forms along with contemporary slants [JW]

Paderewski: Manru (cpo)

A most welcome recording of a neglected opera [EJW]

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Wranitzky: String Quartets (cpo)

A good introduction to the chamber music of a marginalised composer [SA]

Flotow: Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2, Overtures (cpo)

Melodious, undemanding but always skilful and enjoyable light music [RMo]

Sperger: String Quartets (cpo)

Conventional Classical-era quartets, with some quirky details [SV]

Raff, Schreck, Jadassohn: Wind Serenades (cpo)

A delightful hour spent in the company of these three works [DJB]

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Berg: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5 (cpo)

Two wildly contrasting symphonies from the Swedish military veterinarian [JW]

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Kaun: Symphony 3 (cpo)

A German (temporary) expatriate’s little-known orchestral music [JW]

Schillings: String Quartet, String Quintet (cpo)

(Déjà Review) If only all recordings of unknown chamber music could be so well done [LF]

Gaito: Chamber Works for Piano & Strings (cpo)

A joy from start to finish [SG]

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Cartellieri: Complete Symphonies (cpo)

Worthy of your attention [SG]

Mayer E: Piano Concerto, overtures (cpo)

Attractive music but only the latermovertures are really outstanding [RCh]

Atterberg: Aladin (cpo)

An interesting operatic curiosity featuring lush writing for the orchestra and chorus [MP]