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Margola: Music for Violin, Piano & Orchestra (Brilliant Classics)

This disc provides a good opportunity to make the acquaintance of a talented and affable composer [GPu]

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Monteverdi: Madrigals (Naïve)

(Déjà Review) A glorious, theatrical recording of Monteverdi’s final collection of madrigals [GPu]

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Cristal Bello (Vanitas)

A rewarding collection with a clear historical purpose, though it delights at least as much as it educates [GPu]

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Cassadó & Mompou: Complete Solo Guitar Works (Naxos)

Having all the compositions for guitar by these two Catalan composers makes this a desirable disc [GPu]

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La Caramba (Winter & Winter)

A fascinating disc, both for the enjoyable music it contains and for the cultural history which underlies it [GPu]

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Légende – Solo harp works (Claves)

A consistently engaging anthology of ‘romantic’ music for solo harp, all perceptively played [GPu]

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Karchin: Keyboards/Winds (Bridge Records)

A rewarding sampler of work by a consistently interesting composer, uniformly well-played and recorded [GPu]

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Un air d’Italie: the mandolin in Paris in the 18th century (Arcana)

No-one with a fondness for the mandolin should miss this engaging disc [GPu]

Catalan Cello Works (Naxos)

A thoroughly enjoyable disc, fascinating music atmospherically played and well recorded [GPu]

Hues and Shades (recital) (Orchid Classics)

A sophisticated delight, full of subtle musicianship and expertly recorded [GPu]

Segal: Harp and Bassoon ‘on the Roof’ (Harp & Company)

The musicianship is top-class throughout, but the compositions are somewhat uneven in quality [GPu]

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Salzedo: Scintillation (Da Vinci Classics)

A valuable and thoroughly enjoyable anthology of works for solo harp, played with insight and vivacity [GPu]

Corelli: Corellimania (OUR Recordings)

An excellent disc of baroque chamber music, even if in one or two cases the link to the craze for Corelli is a little tenuous [GPu]

Sirventès – Chamber Music by Iranian female composers (New Focus)

Deserves to be heard by all who are interested in contemporary chamber music [GPu]

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Respighi & Shostakovich: Violin Sonatas (Orchid Classics)

Intelligent and assured performances of two contrasting sonatas which prove to be mutually illuminating [GPu]

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Mozart and the Organ (LAWO Classics)

A rewarding disc which brings together early and late Mozart [GPu]

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French Sacred Song (Ad Fontes)

A fascinating programme, with top class performances in excellent sound [GPu]

Cortese: Chamber and vocal music (Dynamic)

Not flawless but interesting (re)introduction to the work of a neglected neoclassical Italian composer [GPu]

Mendelson & Bacewicz: Chamber Works (Chandos)

Four ‘lost’ works of Polish modernism presented in splendid performances (GPu)

Stamitz: Six Trios (Linn)

Beautifully played and well-recorded, this is a valuable disc of chamber music by an underrated but interestingcomposer (GPu)

Hummel: Concertos & Septet (Alto)

Hummel’s music doesn’t aim for profundity, but its elegance, grace and intelligence are well-served in this reissue [GPu]

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Jandali: Concertos (Cedille)

Distinctive, intriguing and thought-provoking music, presented in  excellent performances and good recorded sound [GPu]

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Monologues (Prospero)

An outstanding album, groundbreaking in repertoire and programming, beautifully performed and recorded [GPu]

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A Left Coast (Bridge)

A fine disc which will reward all lovers of song [GPu]