Jonathan Woolf

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Sylvie Spycket (harpsichord) (Forgotten Records)

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

Sibelius: Early Stereo Recordings (First Hand Records)

Surprises and little-known Sibelian nuggets [JW]

Chopin: Nocturnes (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A Chopin player of decided viewpoints [JW]

Brahms: Violin Concerto, Clarinet Quintet (Music & Arts)

(Déjà Review) Lyrical intensity, seamless affection [JW]

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Eugene Goossens (conductor) – Cincinnati Symphony, Vol 3 (Pristine Audio)

Goossens’ final Cincinnati recordings complete a worthwhile 3-CD series [JW]

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Popes and Antipopes (Metronome)

(Déjà Review) There were times listening to this deeply impressive recording when I wondered whether the Orlando Consort were not, after all, the greatest ensemble of its kind anywhere. It’s that kind of disc [JW]

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Vaughan Williams – A Birthday Garland (SOMM Recordings)

A fine representative collection; no more rustic accents, please [JW]

Interconexiones – recital (Oboe Classics)

Contemporary Spanish-focused oboe quartets in a range of styles [JW]

Lloyd: The Symphonies No 7-12 (Lyrita)

The second tranche of reissues of Lloyd conducting Lloyd [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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L Couperin: Keyboard Works (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) An affirmative and joyful way with Couperin [JW]

Barchet: Chamber Works (Hänssler Classic)

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

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Scott: Piano Sonata No 1 (Lyrita)

Cyril Scott’s 1930s revision of his Piano Sonata, Op.66 heard in a strange disc [JW]

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Thomas Jensen (conductor) Legacy Vol. 21 (Danacord)

New music, unfamiliar music and Light Music form this focused twofer [JW]

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Casella: La Giara (La Bottega Discantica)

(Déjà Review) La Giara is a superbly bubbling brew that demands to be heard – engaging performances too [JW]

Neville Marriner (conductor): The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

An 80-CD centenary salute to Marriner, with (or without) his ASMF [JW]

Benoit: Heaven and Hell (Fuga Libera)

Olympian choral works of massively varying quality [JW]

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La Belle Dame (EM Records)

Largely early and apprentice works from British composers; sift with care [JW]

Eck: Violin concertos (cpo)

Soaring lyricism from Mozart’s contemporary [JW]

Adila Fachiri and Marie Soldat (violin): (Biddulph)

Fachiri, Tovey and Soldat: historic recordings freighted with significance [JW]

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Hermann: Complete Surviving Music Vol. 3 (Toccata Classics)

A fitting finale to the three-volume Hermann series; a carousel of small pleasures [JW]

Mischa Elman (violin): The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Biddulph)

An Elman discographic lacuna is put right; fine transfers too [JW]

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Stanford: Irish Song Cycles (SOMM Recordings)

Winsome, windy and windswept with the occasional folkloric moment, but Stanford on auto-pilot [JW]

Lloyd: Symphonies (Lyrita)

George Lloyd conducts his first six symphonies in Lyrita’s reissues [JW]