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Isolde Menges (violin) (Biddulph)

A great artist’s important legacy restored, including first recordings of Beethoven, Bach and Vaughan Williams [JW]

Falla: El amor brujo (Forgotten Records)

Irina Arkhipova steals the show in El amor brujo [MBu]

René Benedetti (violin): In Concert (Biddulph)

Suave, stylish, scintillating and virtuosic; René Benedetti in his prime [JW]

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Javier Laso (piano) New Worlds (Eudora)

Four masterpieces from four distinct strands of twentieth-century music [JF]

Neville Marriner (conductor): The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

An 80-CD centenary salute to Marriner, with (or without) his ASMF [JW]

Ivan Petricevic (guitar): Guitar Intersections (Hänssler Classic)

Refined playing with a big sound [ZT]

Ichiro Suzuki (guitar): Intimate (IBS Classical)

The intimate guitar at its best [ZT]

Soaked in Colour (Fuga Libera)

There are a few winners here, but no consistency [MP]

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Falla: El corregidor y la molinera (IBS Classical)

Spanish wit, musical clichés and sunshine [JF]

El Nour Fatma Said Warner 9029523360

Fatma Said (soprano) (Warner Classics)

A ravishing debut album that heralds a great future for this artist [MP]


Ataúlfo Argenta (conductor) (EMI Classics)

(Déjà Review) Lisztians need to hear Argenta’s Faust; his El Amor Brujo is perhaps the best ever [RB]

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Robert Casadesus (piano): Brahms/Falla (Maestro Editions)

Ringingly affirmative Brahms and a good if ordinary de Falla [RB]