Schubert: Winterreise (Genuin)

An imaginative and thoroughly rewarding re-working of Schbert’s Winterreise for voice, chorus and two accordions [PT]

My Soul, What Fear You? (King’s College, Cambridge)

A fascinating Lieder recital [JQ]

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The Degenhof Sessions (Genuin)

A wonderfully entertaining programme with some real treats [RCh}

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Claudio Arrau (piano) The Early Years (Marston)

(Déjà Review) No Arrau admirer would want to be without it [JW]

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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Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra (BR Klassik)

Rewarding orchestral versions of Schubert songs, most sensitively performed [SB]

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Carolyn Sampson (soprano) but I like to sing… (BIS)

A delight from start to finish – Carolyn Sampson is on effervescent form [JQ]

Schubert: The Piano Sonatas (DG)

(Déjà Review) If a one-pianist complete set is required at reasonable price Kempff proves a generally reliable guide [CC]

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Schubert: Winterreise (Genuin)

Seasoned collectors will derive much pleasure from this unusual arrangement [GF]

Julens ljus (The Light of Christmas) (Proprius)

(Déjà Review) I suspect that many listeners will make attractive ‘finds’ among these 24 songs and the execution of them leaves little extra to be desired [GF]

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Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin (Rubicon)

A fresh and stimulating alternative reading of Schubert’s masterwork that I urge readers to give a try [GF]

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The Forgotten Danish Pianist Arne Skjold Rasmussen (Danacord)

Forgotten but Restored: the art of a fluent, fleet but nervous Danish pianist and Nielsen specialist [JW]

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

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

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Schubert: Impromptus (BIS)

A refreshingly intimate account of Schubert’s impromptus in masterly performances by a fortepiano player of unparalleled recording experience [MG]

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Beethoven & Schubert: Piano Trios (Forgotten Records)

One can only marvel at the commitment and vitality of these two live performances [SG]

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Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum – August 2022 Festival (Danacord)

Another enjoyable portrait of this enduring festival which still piles on the surprises and delights [RCh]

Schubert: Lieder with Orchestra (BR Klassik)

For those interested in the idea of Schubert’s songs with orchestral accompaniment [GF]

Grieg & Schubert: Piano Works (SWR Classic)

A tame, unadventurous account of Grieg’s concerto, lacking in dynamism, and an equally pedestrian rendering of Schubert’s great pianistic challenge [RMo]

Kathleen Parlow (violin): Complete Recordings (Biddulph)

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

Beethoven & Schubert: Orchestral Works (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Articulate and exciting performances by a past master of one art prepared for a present-day audience by a master of another [PSe]

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Schubert: String quartets Vol. 5 (Naxos)

The Kodály’s musicality shines through this delightful selection of three earlier works [CC]

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Beethoven & Schubert: String Quartets (Orchid Classics)

A highly attractive pairing of two of the greatest string quartets, interpreted and played to perfection [RMo]

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Schubert: Symphonies Vol. 3 (Chandos)

Excellent playing, woodwinds especially, but Brüggen brings more compelling, dramatic impact [MG]

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Louis Kaufman (violin): Violin Sonatas (Biddulph)

A generously well-filled disc featuring an outstanding fiddle player [SG]