John France

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Herz: Piano Concertos (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Once again thanks to Hyperion for introducing us to this lovely, interesting and well-wrought music [JF]

Bloch: America, Suite hébraïque (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) America is fantastic, gorgeous, exciting and brilliant, fun, tuneful and moving [JF]

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Ravel: Orchestral works (Danacord)

A wonderful primer to Ravel’s orchestrations [JF]

Nystroem: Sinfonia del Mare (Musica Sveciae)

(Déjà Review) Sea music portrayed in a great fusion of romanticism and modernism [JF]

Louis Glass: Piano Works Volume 2 (Danacord)

Many pleasing moments for the engaged listener [JF]

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Javier Laso (piano) New Worlds (Eudora)

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

Véronique Gens (soprano): Paysage (Alpha Classics)

Delightful lost treasures from French musical history [JF]

Jones: Chamber Music (Lyrita)

Neo-classical music creates a bittersweet harmonic and melodic sound world [JF]

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Martinů: Symphonies Nos 3 & 5 (Naxos)

A good introduction to the symphonies [JF]

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Cowie: The Kreutzer Effect (Métier)

A stimulating exploration of the Kreutzer Quartet’s talents [JF]

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Center: Instrumental & Chamber Music Vol 3

The final instalment of Christopher Guild’s imaginative survey of Center’s piano music [JF]

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D Johnson: Preludes & Fugues (Divine Art)

Another major contribution to Scottish classical music [JF]

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Around the World in 80 Minutes (Orchid Classics)

Well-chosen old favourites and new discoveries [JF]

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Lutyens: Piano Music Vol 3 (Resonus)

Another enlightening exploration of a broad range of Elisabeth Lutyens’s piano music [JF]

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Adriana von Franqué (piano) Filigrane (Genuin)

Floating, atmospheric, finely crafted Parisian music [JF]

11 Famous Cathedral Organs – recital (Alto)

Thirteen pieces, eleven cathedral organs, nine organists, one excellent concept [JF]

Duruflé & Poulenc: Requiem, Lenten Motets (Hyperion)

The Choir of Trinity College Chapel gives a consoling, inspiring performance [JF]

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Poulenc: Piano Music (Piano Classics)

Chiara Cipelli responds vividly to the lyricism, wit and occasional melancholy of these diverse pieces [JF]

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Wilder: Music for piano (Albany)

Charming pieces, well stated and beautifully played [JF]

Adrift (TRPTK)

Beautiful hidden gems from the clarinet trio repertoire [JF]

Saint-Saëns: Organ music (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) An excellent opportunity to move beyond the familiar [JF]

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Duo Menurida: In Two Minds (Métier)

Sensuous, inventive and often fantastic improvisations [JF]

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Browne: Music from the Eton Choirbook (Gimell)

Near perfect music from the late fifteenth century sung in glorious style [JF]

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Parallels (Divine Art)

This impressive recital ‘parallels’ old and new favourites [JF]