Martyn Strachan

Vierne: Complete Piano Works 2 (Naxos)

A composer celebrated for his organ music shows his prowess as a creator of distinctive and rewarding piano music [MS]

Cage Choral Works Ondine ODE1402-2

Cage: Choral Works (Ondine)

An interesting corner of John Cage’s output expertly performed by a choir and conductor who really understand and enjoy working in the idiom [MS]

Allaturca Mauch ACD22347

Alla Turca (Atma Classique)

Invigorating yet subtly beautiful vocal and instrumental pieces expertly and sensitively played [MS]

milford organ priory

Milford: Complete Organ Works (Priory)

An excellent recording of little-known music by a pupil of Vaughan Williams and contemporary of Finzi [MSt]

Galilei V and M Zimmerman Tactus TC520004

Galilei, M and V: Music for Lute (Tactus)

A pleasing anthology of late Renaissance solo lute music by members of the Galilei family [MS]

Monteverdi madrigals Allessandrini naive OP7365

Monteverdi: Madrigals (Naïve Records)

An exceptionally well-conceived, exciting yet controlled rendering [MS]