Kirk McElhearn

Bach: Goldberg Variations (Hänssler Classic)

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

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Simax Classics)

(Déjà Review) One of the most personal and original harpsichord recordings of the Goldbergs to be released in years [KM]

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Bach: Masterworks for Clavichord (Guild)

(Déjà Review) A must for Bach-lovers, and something to discover for those who have never heard the clavichord [KM]

Bach: The Art of Fugue (Alia Vox)

(Déjà Review) Buy this without hesitation if you want to discover the richness of this magnificent work, in a haunting, unique arrangement [KM]

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Cozzolani: Messa Paschale (Musica Omnia)

(Déjà Review) Confirms the beauty and emotionality of this unknown composer [KM]

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Bach: Trio Sonatas (BIS)

(Déjà Review) New worlds of feeling in music that is certainly familiar [KM]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Warner Elatus)

(Déjà Review) Excellent interpretations of these great works [KM]

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Erato)

(Déjà Review) An amazingly dramatic, rock and roll rendition of the Four Seasons [KM]

Forqueray: Jupiter (Signum Classics)

(Déjà Review) The arrangements are interesting, the music delightful and melodically satisfying [KM]

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Handel: Acis and Galatea (Dorian)

A delightful recording that captures the energy of a live performance [KM]

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Bach: The Six Partitas (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Angela Hewitt again shows her mastery of Bach’s keyboard music [KM]

Bach: Cantatas for Alto (Harmonia Mundi)

(Déjà Review) A disappointing recording, but a curiosity [KM]

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Handel: Tamerlano (Avie)

(Déjà Review) A great work which deserves to be discovered or rediscovered through this fine set [KM]

Bach: Complete Flute Sonatas (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A superb overview of Bach’s chamber music for flute [KM]

Hasse: Mass (Berlin Classics)

(Déjà Review) Hasse’s final work, while sounding more like an opera than a mass, is beautiful indeed [KM]

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Handel: Arminio (Erato)

All Handel lovers will want to own this, the first recording of Arminio [KM]

Buxtehude: Harpsichord Music Vol. 1 (Dacapo)

(Déjà Review) Excellently performed, perfectly recorded, and played on a delightful instrument [KM]

JS Bach: Goldberg Variations (BIS)

(Déjà Review) A unique and personal recording of the Goldbergs [KM]