Somm Recordings

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Schmidt: Symphony 4 & The Book with Seven Seals (Somm Recordings)

Two notable archive recordings in excellent transfers to mark Schmidt’s 150th anniversary [JQ]

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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]

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The Pre-Raphaelite Cello (Somm Recordings)

The Frankfurt Gang and Beatrice Harrison inspire a cellistic programme [JW]

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Dodgson: Piano Music (Somm Recordings)

Well worth investigating [GH]

Bruckner: From the Archives, Volume 1 (SOMM Ariadne)

The auspicious launch of what promises to be a Bruckner series of uncommon interest [JQ]

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Bizet: L’Arlésienne Complete stage music (SOMM Recordings)

Bizet’s L’Arlésienne returns to its original theatrical roots, and the revelation is enchanting in the hands of Plasson [PCG]

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Salsa Nueva (SOMM Recordings)

The best thing to do with a disc such as this is to sit down, relax and enjoy [HC]

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Vaughan Williams – A Birthday Garland (SOMM Recordings)

A fine representative collection; no more rustic accents, please [JW]

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Vaughan Williams: A Birthday Garland (SOMM Recordings)

Lovers of English song should not hesitate: acquire this disc and gatecrash Uncle Ralph’s musical party [JQ]

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Stanford: Irish Song Cycles (SOMM Recordings)

Winsome, windy and windswept with the occasional folkloric moment, but Stanford on auto-pilot [JW]

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Mahler Pioneers (SOMM)

This release will be of great interest to all Mahler devotees [JQ]

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

A significant addition to the Boult discography [SG]

Handel: Total Eclipse (Somm Recordings)

Some of Handel’s most beautiful arias in instrumental versions, performed with vitality, sensitivity and rhythmical precision [GF]

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Blake: Orchestral Works (Somm Recordings)

Blake at his approachable best in orchestral music [JW]

Cordelia Williams (piano): Cascade (SOMM Recordings)

Simply wonderful piano playing [DMD]

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Cordelia Williams (piano): Cascade (SOMM Recordings)

A fine recital of miniature masterpieces [DC]

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Schubert: Winterreise (SOMM Recordings)

A fine centenary tribute to a distinguished British singer [JQ]

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Leighton: Every Living Creature (SOMM Recordings)

A valuable collection of Leighton’s choral music, with several first recordings [SB]

Schubert: Stimme der Liebe (Somm Recordings)

A fine recital by one of great Schubert interpreters – more please! [RWe]

Tučapský: Concertos (SOMM Recordings)

(Déjà Review) The sort of disc which makes reviewing ‘peripheral’ repertoire a joy [RB]

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Medtner in England (SOMM Recordings)

An appealing programme for Medtner collectors and newcomers alike [DC]

Leighton: Every Living Creature (SOMM Recordings)

One of the finest 20th century British composers of choral music showcased in first-rate performances [GH]

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Schubert: Stimme der Liebe (SOMM Recordings)

A charming anthology collected in tribute to a master interpreter of Schubert Lieder [RMo]

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Piazzolla: Tangos (SOMM Recordings)

(Déjà Review) Piazzolla sans bandoneon but with added colour and played with fervour and sensitivity [IL]