Deutsche Grammophon

RStrauss Ariadne Auf Naxos Sinopoli DG 4713232

R Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (Deutsche Grammophon)

A reminder of all the strengths of this cruelly-underrated conductor/composer. Certainly, this is a major addition to the Strauss discography [CC]

Shostakovich Symph 2-3-12-13 BSO Nelsons DG 4864965

Shostakovich: Symphonies (Deutsche Grammophon)

The final instalment in Andris Nelsons’ Shostakovich symphony cycle [JQ]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Deutsche Grammophon)

Freshness, new life, vitality and a wealth of new insights are bought to this oft-recorded work [SG]

Mozart Violin Sonatas Armstrong Capucon DG 4864463

Mozart: Sonatas for Piano & Violin (Deutsche Grammophon)

A magical new recording of the Mozart sonatas for piano and violin [RMa]

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) In playing and interpretation it takes its place among the finest [TD]

Deja Review Beethoven Piano Sonatas Pires DG 4534572

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 13, 14 & 30 (Deutsche Grammophon)

This is a truly awe-inspiring offering from Pires which acts as a reminder of what a truly unique and inspiring musician she is [CC]

Chaminade: Mots d’amour (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A tonic for the winter months [IL]

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Yunchan Lim (Deutsche Grammophon)

Half a disc of Yunchan Lim’s Beethoven, live in Guangju, expands our understanding of the latest Cliburn winner [JH]

Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (DG)

(Déjà Review) If a one-pianist complete set is required at reasonable price Kempff proves a generally reliable guide [CC]

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For Clara: Robert Schumann & Brahms (Deutsche Grammophon)

A thoughtfully conceived and excellently executed programme [JQ]

Bruce Liu (piano): Waves (Deutsche Grammophon)

An intriguing programme with much to enjoy even if it does not quite add up [DMD]

Shostakovich Symph 2-3-12-13 BSO Nelsons DG 4864965

Shostakovich: Symphonies (Deutsche Grammophon)

A dismal coda to an otherwise admirable cycle; variable sonics, too [DM]

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Yunchan Lim (piano) (Deutsche Grammophon)

Towering performances of Beethoven and Isang Yun from South Korea [MB]

Beethoven SQ Opp127+132 Hagens DG 4775705

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]

Mussorgsky Stokowski Cleveland Knussen DG 4576462

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]