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Noack transciptions LDV121

Florian Noack (piano) I Wanna Be Like You – The Piano Transcriptions (La Dolce Volta)

A hugely enjoyable celebration of the piano from this supremely gifted pianist [RCh]

Sparks of Spirit (Audite)

This brother and sister team are winning in this engaging programme [RCh)

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Mischa Levitzki (piano) Complete HMV Recordings (APR)

Lots to enjoy from this pianist who died too young [RCh]

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Hamelin: New Piano Works (Hyperion)

Remarkable playing, remarkable music [RCh]

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Yixiang Hou (piano) Carnival (KNS Classical)

Worthy performances in an unusual and intriguing programme [RCh]

Upheaval (OUR Recordings)

Wonderful playing, emotional depth and imagination in this beautiful music [RCh]

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Kaleidoscope (Ars Produktion)

Some dazzling playing and wonderful rarities to be found in this engaging recital [RCh]

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Anna Lipiak (piano) Female Power (Private release)

An exploratory and attractive programme let down by the piano sound [RCh]

Tellefsen & Kalkbrenner: Piano Concertos (Hyperion)

A fine disc that shows there are still many engaging concertos to be discovered [RCh]

Alkan: Complete Piano Music Volume 6 (Piano Classic)

Delights await in this chest of Alkan’s piano curiosities [RCh]

A Room of Her Own (Chandos)

The Neave Trio charm us in this collection of rarities [RCh]

Liszt-Beethoven: Complete Symphonies Vol 3 (Dynamic)

Vigorous and purposeful performances with an eye for detail [RCh]

Noskowski Zelenski Violin Sonatas Naxos 8574220

Noskowski & Żeleński: Violin Sonatas (Naxos)

A couple of fine late romantic sonatas [RCh]

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Schubert & Hummel: La contemplazione (IBS Classical)

The strong ties between these two giants are highlighted in this vivid recital [RCh]

Elly Ney (piano): Brahms & Schubert (APR)

There is some beautiful playing in these wartime recordings [RCh]

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O Fernândez: Piano music (Nimbus Records)

Imaginative and evocative music vividly played makes for a fabulous addition to this series [RCh]

Hartmann: Piano Works Volume 5 (Danacord)

Trondhjem continues exploring the pleasant piano music of this long-lived Dane [RCh]

Nocturnes 19th C Russia Brilliant 96966

Nocturnes from 19th century Russia, Volume 1 (Brilliant Classics)

A lovely collection that explores a rich seam of often neglected music and finds some real rarities [RCh]

Beach: Piano music (Piano Classics)

Frezzotti is splendid in Beach’s romantic world [RCh]

Palmgren: Complete Piano Works Vol. 7 (Grand Piano)

Very attractive music, lots of first recordings and another success in an exciting series [RCh]

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The Degenhof Sessions (Genuin)

A wonderfully entertaining programme with some real treats [RCh}

Popper: Complete Transcriptions for Violoncello and Piano (Paladino Music)

A valuable addition to the Popper discography and a chance to hear a Hubay rarity [RCh]

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Finnish Piano Works (Hänssler Classic)

Richly evocative music that rewards repeated listening [RCh]

Mendelssohn: Fantasies, Caprices, Variations (Dynamic)

Shihyun Lee never misses the mark in this wonderful collection of Mendelssohn’s sometimes overlooked piano works [RCh]