Deutsche Grammophon

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Beethoven: String Quartets, Opp 127 & 132 (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) Beautifully paced, flawlessly executed [KS]

Puccini: The Great Puccini (Deutsche Grammophon)

Yes – we are hearing something special here [RMo]

Mozart: The Violin Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon)

Stylish renditions that open the windows on these heart-warming scores [SG]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Deutsche Grammophon)

I’m not sure it is possible to overhype playing as good as this [DMD]

Nielsen: The Symphonies (Deutsche Grammophon)

A distinguished addition to the Nielsen discography [JQ]

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Mussorgsky: Stokowski Symphonic Transcriptions (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A fine new recording of Stokowski’s vividly orchestrated responses to Mussorgsky’s music [CT]

Grieg: Piano Concerto & Peer Gynt (Deutsch Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) This issue is going to be very hard to beat and it brings the bonus of the less familiar music [GPJ]

Ysaye Solo Violin Sonatas Hahn DG 4864176

Ysaÿe: 6 Sonatas for solo violin (Deutsche Grammophon)

Quite simply: this disc is a winner [SB]

Jonathan Tetelman (tenor) The Great Puccini (DG)

A star Is born! Let’s hope he will resist overexposure [GF]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Deutsche Grammophon)

An Icelandic blizzard envelops these Goldbergs and I am left cold [DJB]

Beethoven: The Symphonies (Deutsche Grammophon)

Does this cycle justify its release – the answer is an enthusiastic if qualified yes [DMD]

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Shostakovich: Symphonies 13-15 (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) Not comfortable listening but some of the greatest written in the 20th century [GPJ]

Beethoven: Symphony No.3 & Overtures (DG)

A disc of distinguished Beethoven performances [JQ]

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Liszt: Piano works (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A fine choice for those who enjoy their Liszt stirred, not shaken [MM]

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerti (Deutsche Grammophon)

A fine contribution to the Rachmaninoff 150 celebrations [JQ]

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Deutsche Grammophon)

(In Memoriam Déjà Review) Forget the limitations of this early video transcript and glory in Puccini’s music and the committed acting and singing [RJF]

Messiaen : Organ works (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A celebration of one of the significant major bodies of music of the 20th century [GPJ]

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Rachmaninoff: Symphonies 2 and 3 (Deutsche Grammophon)

These thrilling performances are fit to rank with the best in the Rachmaninoff discography [JQ]

Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin (Deutsche Grammophon)

Exemplary singularity of vision and artful musicianship [SG]

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Bruch & Barber: Violin Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon)

Esther Yoo’s performances of the Bruch and Barber concertos make this a highly desirable album [MC]

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Beethoven: Symphony 9 (Deutsche Grammophon)

One of the great Ninths on record [CH]

Mozarts Mannheim Freiburger-Barockorchester DG 4863502

Mozart’s Mannheim (Deutsche Grammophon)

Mozart in historical context: Repertoire associated with an orchestra he revered [DF]

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) An unusual and challenging interpretation with exceptional performances by the two leads [AO]

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Bizet: Carmen (DG)

(Déjà Review) A great evening at the opera, crowned by Grace Bumbry’s great performance of Carmen [CH]