Rubinstein

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]

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]

Backhaus acoustic APR7317

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano) Complete Acoustic & Selected Electric Recordings (APR)

A wonderful completion of APR’s series exploring Backhaus’ exciting early recording career [RCh]

Kathleen Parlow (violin): Complete Recordings (Biddulph)

A long overdue salute to an overlooked Auer student and a Canadian violinist of technical polish [JW]

Estrellita (Orchid Classics)

The album works equally well for close listening and as agreeable background music late at night [GF]

rubinstein cello northern flowers

Rubinstein: Cello Concertos (Northern Flowers)

Engagingly unfamiliar works from the last two centuries each presented with conviction [RB]