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Olga Samaroff & Frank La Forge (piano): The Complete Recordings (APR)

Highly enjoyable playing by two pioneers of American pianism [RCh]

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Brahms by Arrangement, Volume 2 (Toccata Classics)

Skilful, sympathetic orchestrations which are definitely worth hearing, especially by those who love the music of Brahms [JQ]

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

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

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1-4 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) With splendid standards of music making, recording and presentation, this is a benchmark and self-recommending issue [TB]

475 Jahre Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (Profil)

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

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Erica Morini (violin) The Complete Victor Recordings (Pristine Audio)

Youthful Erica Morini’s earliest recordings from New Jersey show her scintillating in morceaux [JW]

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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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Schumann: Piano Works (Oehms Classics)

(Déjà Review) A major recording achievement [JL]

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Grieg & Schumann Piano Concertos (Warner Classics)

Grab this one [KS]

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Wilhelm Kempff (piano) Live Concert Edition (Meloclassic)

Indispensable for Kempff fans [SG]

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Yixiang Hou (piano) Carnival (KNS Classical)

Worthy performances in an unusual and intriguing programme [RCh]

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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]

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Mischa Levitzki (piano): Complete HMV Recordings (APR)

This splendid twofer just shouldn’t be missed [SG]

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (Challenge Classics)

Mettlesome accounts, sometimes less smooth and sophisticated than Herreweghe’s, but a radiant slow movement of No. 2 [MG]

In Relations – song recital (Hänssler Classic)

A young soprano evidently to look out for, in a lovely debut recital [PT]

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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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Schumann: Chamber works with wind instruments (B Records)

Minor Schumann, but very pleasant listening [SB]

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Diaries Schumann (Pentatone)

Fine playing from an engaging young pianist, if not the most memorable Schumann [JH]

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Schumann & Brahms: Chamber Music (Naxos Historical)

(Déjà Review) A real feeling here of spontaneity and depth of expression [TH]

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

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

Mischa Elman (violin): The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (Biddulph)

An Elman discographic lacuna is put right; fine transfers too [JW]

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Annie Fischer (piano) Schumann & Schubert (ICA Classics)

Annie Fischer in Schubert and Schumann: a great pianist in the BBC studios [JW]

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

A fascinating Lieder recital [JQ]

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Schumann and Grieg: Piano Concertos (Warner Classics)

Fine performances, but do we really need any more? [MBu]