Stravinsky

Joseph Szigeti (violin): Complete AFRS Recordings and Live Performances (Biddulph)

An attractive programme of rare items from Szigeti’s discography [JW]

Stravinsky: Petrouchka & Debussy: Jeux, Poème Dansé (Decca)

A fine follow-up to Klaus Mäkelä’s previous Stravinsky disc [JQ]

Stravinsky: The Nightingale (Sony Classical)

Stravinsky’s own recording is a flawed yet pleasurable account of this little opera [MP]

Neville Marriner (conductor): The Complete Warner Classics Recordings (Warner Classics)

An 80-CD centenary salute to Marriner, with (or without) his ASMF [JW]

Rimsky-Korsakov & Stravinsky: Scheherazade, Song of the Nightingale (Sony Classical)

(Déjà Review) Sumptuous, exciting and wonderfully sensuous [IL]

Stravinsky Violin Concerto Ehnes Chandos SACD CHSA5340

Stravinsky: Violin Concerto, Apollon Musagète (Chandos)

Superb recordings of all the works here [SB]

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Mischa Maisky (cello) & Martha Argerich (piano) In Concert (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A magnificent triumph for all concerned [CC]

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Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (High Definition Tape Transfers)

If you want to hear Stravinsky conduct his own most famous work in what is by far the best sound to date, this is it [RMo]

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

A significant addition to the Boult discography [SG]

Noel Coward and Friends: A Most Marvellous Party (Signum Classics)

What an absolutely splendid party! Darling, I couldn’t have liked it more [PT]

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Claudio Arrau (piano) The Early Years (Marston)

(Déjà Review) No Arrau admirer would want to be without it [JW]

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Stravinsky, Bartok & Martinů (BIS)

A puzzling release in which clarity trumps nuance and warmth [JW]

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Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex (Dynamic)

A well-performed Stravinsky masterpiece, and a related work by Pizzetti [RWe]

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Works for Cello & Piano (LAWO Classics)

An attractive programme, expertly performed [RWe]

Stravinsky Oedipus Rex Gatti Dynamic DVD 37981

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex (Dynamic)

A decent concert performance of Stravinsky’s great work, with a rarity to precede it [SB]

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Noel Mewton-Wood (piano) 20th Century Piano Concertos (British Music Society)

(Déjà Review) Buy this and sample the phenomenon that was Noel Mewton-Wood [JQ]

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Eugene Goossens – Cincinnati Symphony Vol 2 (Pristine Audio)

More pluses and some minuses with Goossens in Cincinnati [JW]

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Otto Klemperer (conductor): The Remastered Edition (Warner Classics)

Klemperer consolidated; his full Warner legacy in best-yet transfers [JW]

Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky & Varèse (BR Klassik)

Some good things, but this is only for Jansons completists [SV]

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Eugene Goossens – Cincinnati Symphony Vol 2 (Pristine Audio)

So-so Stravinsky, nervous hyper-fast Schumann and masterly Tchaikovsky [RB]

Stravinsky The Soldiers Tale Elder Hallé CDHLL7560

Stravinsky: The Soldier’s Tale (Hallé)

An extremely well-produced and stylish performance of The Soldier’s Tale [MC]

Eudice Shapiro (violin): Sonatas and duos (Biddulph)

The admirable art of violinist Eudice Shapiro, heard in core repertory [JW]

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Andrei Gavrilov (piano) Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon (Eloquence)

A release pianophiles will treasure [SG]

Poulenc: Stabat Mater (BR Klassik)

An unusual programme, attractive, but somewhat generic performances [PBW]