Deutsche Grammophon

Thomas Quasthoff (bass- baritone) Evening Star (Deutsche Grammophon)

A cunningly devised programme ideally showcasing Quasthoff’s vocal versatility and dramatic gifts [RMo]

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Brahms: String Quartets, Piano Quintet (Deutsche Grammophon)

Any release from the Emersons is worthy of attention and this set is no exception [MC]

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Steinberg: Symphony No 2 & Variations for Orchestra (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) Torrid Slavonic performances of both the graceful Variations and the gloomily brilliant Symphony [RB]

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Nicola Benedetti (violin) Szymanowski, Saint-Saëns & Chausson (Deutsche Grammophon)

Quite a debut – a truly excellent Szymanowski [CC]

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1 & Piano Sonata No 14 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Overall, this is an unsatisfying and disappointing CD [PBW]

Mozart: Don Giovanni (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) This well sung performance in traditional sets and costumes will provide much enjoyment [RJF]

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Mozart: Così fan tutte (Deutsche Grammophon)

Despite cuts and a less than perfect ensemble, the sense of being a part of an exciting occasion is boldly realized here [MP]

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 21, 23 (Deutsche Grammophon)

A glimpse into Serkin’s final thoughts in works always central to his repertoire [SG]

Schubert: Symphony No 9 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Bernstein in genial mood directing a luscious-sounding Concertgebouworkest [RMo]

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Sir Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) Sea Songs (Deutsche Grammophon)

A disc to be enjoyed by all but the most curmudgeonly [PT]

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Verdi: Nabucco (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) Worth the price for Guleghina’s Abigaille [RJF]

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Weber: Der Freischütz (Deutsche Grammophon)

One might go hunting for a more complete version of this opera, but this one does the trick in most respects [MP]

Verdi: Nabucco (Deutsche Grammophon)

Sinopoli and a powerhouse cast reveal unsuspected depths in Verdi’s early opera [MP]

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Mischa Maisky (cello) & Martha Argerich (piano) In Concert (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A magnificent triumph for all concerned [CC]

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R Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos (Deutsche Grammophon)

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

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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]

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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]

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

(Déjà Review) 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]