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Debussy & Mozart: Songs (ECM)

(Déjà Review) Banse’s subtle, dark-toned soprano is ideal for this material [TH]

Mozart: Mozart, You Drive me Crazy! (Alpha Classics)

Attractive in every respect to lovers of Mozart, or of opera in general [GF]

Mozart: Symphonies 9, 14, 20 & 24 (Genuin)

Not everything gels perfectly, but when it does Klumpp impressively catches Mozart’s sense of adventure in a whole new world [MG]

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Thomas Jensen (conductor) Legacy v22 (Danacord)

Discography expansion in the work of Thomas Jensen [JW]

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Mozart: Piano Concertos (Bridge)

(Déjà Review) Excellent retrieval work from Bridge, whose commitment to Balsam has been of long standing and great worth [JW]

Cherubini Quartet: The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

The Cherubini Quartet’s favourite and less well-remembered recordings [JW]

Mozart, Brahms: Clarinet Quintets (Tudor)

(Déjà Review) Beautifully played orthodox performances of a cultivated homogeneity [MG]

475 Jahre Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Profil)

Many first-class performances to celebrate the 475th anniversary of the Staatskapelle Dresden [MC]

Mozart: Don Giovanni (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) This well sung performance in traditional sets and costumes will provide much enjoyment [RJF]

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Mozart: Requiem (BR Klassik)

A good, though not inspired version, which doesn’t compare to an earlier Jansons performance with the Concertgebouw [PT]

Mozart: Arias, Symphony No. 38 (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) Excellent performances of these great works [PSh]

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Mozart: Così fan tutte (Deutsche Grammophon)

Despite cuts and a less than perfect ensemble, the sense of being a part of an exciting occasion is boldly realized here [MP]

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Wilhelm Kempff (piano) Live Concert Edition (Meloclassic)

Indispensable for Kempff fans [SG]

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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20, Symphony No. 40; Schumann: Piano Concerto (C Major)

A beautifully filmed concert with a surprising programme [WH]

Mozart’s Requiem

A survey by Ralph Moore

Mozart: Don Giovanni (Orfeo)

(Déjà Review) A collector’s item specifically for opera buffs and Furtwängler fanatics which fills a gap in his recording legacy [AR]

Sonic Alchemy (Sono Luminus)

An absorbing, rewarding programme, despite reservations about a couple of the performances [PT]

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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New Year’s Concert – Teatro La Fenice 2023 (C Major)

A pleasing concert that will almost certainly cheer you up [MMB]

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Mozart: Piano Concertos – Vol. 9 (Chandos)

Bavouzet and Takács-Nagy are unsurpassed in sensitively conveying Mozart’s varieties of mood, but K415’s finale is diminished by a plethora of eingangs and a rescoring [MG]

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Youri Egorov (piano) 1977 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (DeHaan Records)

A welcome addition to the Egorov discography [SG]

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

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

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

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

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) Mozart & Beethoven (Music & Arts)

A must-hear for Michelangeli fans, and indeed for all lovers of great pianism [CC]