First Hand Records

Ravel: Chamber Music (First Hand Records)

Good performances of Ravel’s three major chamber works [SB]

Sibelius: Early Stereo Recordings (First Hand Records)

Surprises and little-known Sibelian nuggets [JW]

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Eller: Works for Violin & Piano (First Hand Records)

Ten world premiere recordings amongst this conspectus of Eller’s violin works [JW]

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Vestiva – Embellishing 16th & 17th Century Music (First Hand Records)

A fine demonstration of some of the main aspects of performance practice in music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque [JV]

Mendelssohn-Hensel: Lieder (First Hand Records)

With seventeen never-before-recorded songs, this issue is a valuable addition to the growing discography of Fanny Hensel [GF]

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The Future is Female: Vol. 3 At Play (First Hand Records)

Highly enjoyable music [SA]

Bach Tears of-Babylon Papastefanou First Hand FHR141

Bach: Tears From Babylon (First Hand Records)

Enchanting and personal Bach playing [RCh]

Weill: Die sieben Todsünden (First Hand Records)

Two rarities; the performance of the main work is quite disappointing [SB]