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Schumann Symphs 1 and 2 de Vriend Challenge CC79258

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]

Schumann Wind Instruments B Records L'Estran LBM058

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]

Schumann Grieg PCs Leonskaja Warner 5419783783

Schumann and Grieg: Piano Concertos (Warner Classics)

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

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The Degenhof Sessions (Genuin)

A wonderfully entertaining programme with some real treats [RCh}

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1 and 3 (PHI)

Once accustomed to Herreweghe’s robust bass and firm sforzandos, I enjoyed his overall rounded approach and the superb brass playing [MG]

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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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Hellstenius: Past & Presence (Lawo Classics)

A compelling concerto is the standout from this splendidly performed and recorded monograph [RHa]

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Phases (Musica Solis)

Impeccably performed easy-listening entertainment in the best sense of those words, but the playing time could have been more generous [GF]

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Karl Eliasberg (conductor): Schumann & Berlioz (Maestro Editions)

New light on a largely forgotten conductor – and in better sound than previously thought [RMay]

R Schumann: Piano Trios, Vol. 2 (BIS)

Superb performances of lesser-known but deeply rewarding Schumann [PBW]

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Andrea Bacchetti (piano): In Concert (Monarda Music)

More than just a souvenir of a fine recital [DC]

Cordelia Williams (piano): Cascade (SOMM Recordings)

Simply wonderful piano playing [DMD]

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Hélène Grimaud (piano) Mozart & Schumann (C major)

A very fine orchestra and pianist in a concert of some distinction [RWe]

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For Clara: Robert Schumann & Brahms (Deutsche Grammophon)

A thoughtfully conceived and excellently executed programme [JQ]

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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]