Forgotten Records

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Henry Merckel (violin) French Chamber Works (Forgotten Records)

Classic chamber recordings from the inimitable violinist Henry Merckel and his ensembles [JW]

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Sylvie Spycket (harpsichord) (Forgotten Records)

A short-lived harpsichordist heard in a bracingly robust recital [JW]

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Bartók & Kochan: Concertos (Forgotten Records)

Top-notch performances from the past given a new lease of life [SG]

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Beethoven & Schubert: Piano Trios (Forgotten Records)

One can only marvel at the commitment and vitality of these two live performances [SG]

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Glinka: Piano Works (Forgotten Records)

Interesting and appealing with much to enjoy [SG]

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Lekeu: Piano Trio (Forgotten Records)

A brief glimpse into a life tragically cut short [SG]

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Handel: Violin Sonatas (Forgotten Records)

Music performed with an intimate and homely charm [SG]

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Tchaikovsky & Grieg: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

A historic recording by a great Armenian string quartet recommended to all chamber music lovers [GT]

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Gerhswin: Rhapsody in Blue (Forgotten Records)

An enjoyable exploration of Gershwin’s many facets with some rarities [RCh]

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Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends (Forgotten Records)

A strong performance, if sometimes tending towards literalness [PBW]

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Sibelius: Symphony 4 (Forgotten Records)

An interesting but largely disappointing CD, mainly because of an underpowered performance of the symphony [PBW]

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Carl Schuricht (conductor) (Forgotten Records)

Absolutely lovely live performances which must be heard through a veil of crumbly mono sound [RMo]

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Vivaldi: Violin Concertos (Forgotten Records)

The elegant, refined art of Peter Rybar in fine transfers from his Westminster legacy [JW]

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Beethoven: Violin Sonatas (Forgotten Records)

A variably attractive Beethoven cycle from two eloquent Czech musicians [JW]

Golestan: Chamber Music (Forgotten Records)

Attractive transfers from the 1920s and 1930s of Stan Golestan’s chamber music [JW]

Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

A great quartet in core repertory and superbly communicative Ginastera [JW]

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Honegger: Symphony 2 (Forgotten Records)

A great Janáček champion conducts Honegger and Martinů in an obscure Polish recording [JW]

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Debussy/Ravel: String Quartets (Forgotten Records)

The Loewenguth Quartet’s stereo Debussy-Ravel coupling reissued in fine transfers [JW]

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Vivaldi: Violin Sonatas (Forgotten Records)

Playing of elegance and refinement [SG]