Hänssler Classic

In Relations – song recital (Hänssler Classic)

A young soprano evidently to look out for, in a lovely debut recital [PT]

Barchet: Chamber Works (Hänssler Classic)

(Déjà Review) Full marks to Hänssler for giving enduring life to this most attractive and expert craftsman [JW]

Romantic Songs – So tief im Abendrot (Hänssler Classic)

Disappointingly inadequate performances of Lieder arrangements, neither necessary nor desirable [PT]

Gal concertinos HC23049

Gál: Concertinos (Hännsler Classic)

A fine addition to Gál’s discography [WK]

Berg Shostakovich Ligeti Minetti Qt Hanssler HC23060

Berg, Shostakovich & Ligeti: String Quartets (Hänssler Classic)

Despite splendid playing, the Minetti Quartet faces fierce competition [MC]

Dvorak violin HC23057

Dvořák: Complete Works for Violin & Orchestra (Hänssler Classic)

Violinist Mikhail Pochekin performs these Dvořák works with compelling verve [MC]

Suder: Dona Nobis Pacem, Symphonic Music II (Hänssler Classic)

Committed performances of two mid-twentieth-century German works [WK]

Bach JS: The First Cantata Year, Vol. 1 (Hänssler Classic)

This first volume in the projected series of J.S. Bach’s First Cantata Year has got off to a most auspicious start [MC]

Finnish piano works Hanssler HC23048

Finnish Piano Works (Hänssler Classic)

Richly evocative music that rewards repeated listening [RCh]

A Romberg: Das Lied von der Glocke (Hänssler Classic)

A most joyously agreeable introduction to Romberg and his inspirations [RB]

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

Refined playing with a big sound [ZT]

Bach: Goldberg Variations (Hänssler Classic)

(Déjà Review) One of the finest recordings of the Goldberg Variations on piano currently available [KM]

Franck Piano Sonata No1 Lazar Hanssler HC22055

Franck: Piano Works (Hänssler Classic)

Fabulous playing shows off Franck’s early virtuosity while impressing in the familiar late works [RCh]

Leiviska Symph 1 PC Hanssler HC23050

Leiviskä: Symphony No 1 & Piano Concerto (Hänssler Classic)

Late-romantic works by a neglected Finnish composer in committed, well-recorded performances [EJW]

Brahms: Violin Sonatas (Hänssler Classic)

Worthy accounts of the Brahms violin sonatas on period instruments [MC]

CPE Bach: Piano Concertos (Hänssler)

Soloist Orazio Sciortino is in splendid form, so there is much to enjoy here [MC]

Mozart: Symphonies No. 34-36 (Hänssler Classic)

Played with sincerity, but the competition is fierce [MC]

brahms quartets hanssler

Brahms: String Quartets (Hänssler Classic)

(Déjà Review) No lover of fine chamber music should be without this disc [KS]

Wolf Italian Serenade Hanssler CD93024

Wolf: String Quartets (Hänssler Classic)

(Déjà Review) The Fine Arts Quartet enters into Wolf’s tormented world with total empathy [CH]

Schubert, Mendelssohn, Beethoven: Fantasias for Piano  (Hänssler Classic)

A really promising solo debut album [MC]

CPEBach piano concertos Sciortino Hanssler HC23008

CPE Bach: Piano Concertos (Hänssler Classic)

I’m still not entirely sold on CPE’s keyboard music, but the concertos’ slow movements did impress [DJB]

Mozart: Symphonies 34-36 (Hänssler Classic)

Symphonies 34 and 35 get entertainingly fresh, well balanced, focussed and detailed accounts but Symphony 36 is less secure [MG]

Hofmann piano HC22014

Hofmann: Complete Piano Chamber Music (Hänssler Classic)

Full of melodies that please, but do not linger in the memory [DJB]

Kahn Chamber Hohenstaufen Hänssler HC22075

Kahn: Chamber Music (Hänssler Classic)

This protégé of Brahms had a definite gift for melody [DJB]