Stephen Greenbank

Senfter: Chamber Music (cpo)

A debut album that’s a triumph [SG]

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Brahms: Violin Concerto (Forgotten Records)

Performances  of elegance and charm [SG]

Radu Lupu (piano): Live Vol. 1 (Doremi)

Some welcome additions to the pianist’s discography [SG]

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Handel: Complete Violin Sonatas (Delphian)

Fine advocacy from these gifted performers [SG]

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Schmidt: Symphony No 4 & The Book with Seven Seals (Somm Recordings)

Excellent restorations which capture the very essence of these recordings [SG]

Sweelinck: Keyboard Works (Piano Classics)

Most enjoyable [SG]

Nocturne, et lumineux: Music for cello and piano (TRPTK)

Superb playing of music that needs to be better known [SG]

Chopin: Études Op.10 & 25 (Decca)

Spectacular in every respect [SG]

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JS Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 (BIS)

Excellent and compelling [SG]

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Wilhelm Kempff (piano) Live Concert Edition (Meloclassic)

Indispensable for Kempff fans [SG]

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

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

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 21, 23 (Deutsche Grammophon)

A glimpse into Serkin’s final thoughts in works always central to his repertoire [SG]

Samuel Barber: His Life and Legacy (University of Illinois Press)

A first class study, well worth tracking down [SG]

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Bach: Organ Works, Vol 3 (Farao Classics)

A fitting ending to a magnificent project [SG]

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Youri Egorov (piano) 1977 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (DeHaan Records)

A welcome addition to the Egorov discography [SG]

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Pierre Cochereau (organ) The Album of the Centenary (Solstice)

A worthy tribute to a fine musician [SG]

Beethoven: Complete Piano Trios (Bridge Records)

Excellent performances, engaging and rewarding [SG]

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Emanuel Feuermann (cello) In Concert (Parnassus)

Exceptionally fine cello playing, and artistic quality is high throughout [SG]

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Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard (Ondine)

Melodically rich and well-crafted works, splendidly performed [SG]

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Bartók & Kochan: Concertos (Forgotten Records)

Top-notch performances from the past given a new lease of life [SG]

Lully: Atys (Château de Versailles)

This will bring much pleasure to lovers of French Baroque [SG]

Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur (Aeolus)

A glowing and atmospheric account in spectacular SACD sound [SG]

The Young Malcolm Frager Parnassus PACD96090

Malcolm Frager (piano) – The Young Malcolm Frager (Parnassus)

Pianism of the highest calibre [SG]

Sir Adrian Boult (conductor) Berg, Stravinsky & Vaughan Williams (SOMM Recordings)

A significant addition to the Boult discography [SG]