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Yixiang Hou (piano) Carnival (KNS Classical)

Worthy performances in an unusual and intriguing programme [RCh]

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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]

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Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (ICA Classics)

There’s much for Rozhdestvensky’s admirers to enjoy here [JQ]

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Shura Cherkassky (piano): The Complete 78-rpm Recordings 1923-1950 (APR)

An opportunity to savour Cherkassy’s seductive magic [SG]

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Yunchan Lim (Deutsche Grammophon)

Half a disc of Yunchan Lim’s Beethoven, live in Guangju, expands our understanding of the latest Cliburn winner [JH]

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Yunchan Lim (piano) (Deutsche Grammophon)

Towering performances of Beethoven and Isang Yun from South Korea [MB]

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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]

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Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum 2002 (Danacord)

A number of works catch the ear [JW]

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

Well-chosen, interesting repertoire, and many discoveries [JF]

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Scriabin: The Poem of Ecstasy, Symphony No. 2 (Naxos)

Exemplary justice done … ecstatic filigree and truculent brass artillery [RB]

Scriabin: Visionary and Poet (Dynamic)

A mostly successful recital of early Scriabin with a couple of rarities [RCh]

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Scriabin: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) The 1889 sonata makes this disc a mandatory acquisition for Scriabin completists, and worth hearing for the other works [SJ]

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Scriabin: Symphony 2 (Naxos)

Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic have the measure of Scriabin [LW]

Valentin Malinin (piano): Laureate Recital (Naxos)

Pianist Valentin Malinin impresses with his technical ability, but with mixed musical results [LW]

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Akito Tani (piano): In Concert (Exton)

An exciting new talent, and a generous and rewarding disc [SG]

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Scriabin: Orchestral (BIS)

Good, solid orchestral performances, very well recorded; the sonata is a welcome bonus [DM]