Stephen Greenbank

Bach Sonatas Violin and Keyboard Ondine ODE1446-2D

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]

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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]

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Deutsche Grammophon)

Freshness, new life, vitality and a wealth of new insights are bought to this oft-recorded work [SG]

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Lutosławski: Orchestral works (Ondine)

Spectacular in every respect [SG]

Bosmans & Chapiro: Forgotten Voices Rediscovered (Fineline)

Music of great charm [SG]

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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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Chopin: Piano Works (DeHaan Records)

Superlative playing – a valuable addition to the Egorov discography [SG]

Vivaldi, D Scarlatti, Caldara: Cantatas (Capriccio)

A release well worth revisiting a decade later [SG]

Gaito: Chamber Works for Piano & Strings (cpo)

A joy from start to finish [SG]

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Cartellieri: Complete Symphonies (cpo)

Worthy of your attention [SG]

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Martinů: Complete Piano Trios (Naxos)

The Arbors showcase these compelling works with vitality and élan [SG]

Byrd: Keyboard works (Resonus)

A worthy 400th anniversary tribute [SG]

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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]

Mozart: The Violin Concertos (Deutsche Grammophon)

Stylish renditions that open the windows on these heart-warming scores [SG]


Bach: The French Suites (Hyperion)

Enriching performances, informed by consummate musicianship [SG]

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Dugan: Complete Organ Works (Croatia Records)

Glowing accounts of music both engaging and companionable [SG]

Alfano: Complete String Quartets (Naxos)

Dedicated and committed performances [SG]

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Louis Kaufman (violin): Violin Sonatas (Biddulph)

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

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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II (Dynamic)

For a satisfying harpsichord version of these glorious works, this new release will offer rewards aplenty [SG]

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Bach: Six Trio Sonatas (Vivat)

Awe-inspiring works clothed in intimacy and colour, in performances acclaimed for their conversational qualities [SG]