SWR Classic

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Busoni: Piano Concerto (SWR Classic)

A worthy performance of this massive work but others are better [SB]

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Dvořák: Symphonies Nos 7 & 8 (SWR Classic)

A potentially attractive coupling, quite well played but too low-key and lightweight. [RMo]

Grieg & Schubert: Piano Works (SWR Classic)

A tame, unadventurous account of Grieg’s concerto, lacking in dynamism, and an equally pedestrian rendering of Schubert’s great pianistic challenge [RMo]

Festive Sounds (SWR Classic)

A pleasant hour of music basking in a warmly resonant recording [MP]

Roger Norrington (conductor) Sacred Music (SWR Classic)

Choral masterpieces of the 19th century, in stirring performances [RWe]

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Mozart: Piano Concertos (SWR Classic)

Michelangeli’s Mozart at its most ebullient, masculine and human [JW]

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Anne-Sophie Mutter – Vivace (SWR Classic)

A revealing documentary sheds light on a superstar career [RMay]

Karl Böhm (conductor): The SWR Recordings (SWR Classic)

A rewarding collection [GT]

Ligeti: Complete Works for a Cappella Choir (SWR Classics)

This contribution to Ligeti’s centenary sheds a new light on the early work of this fascinating composer [GH]

From Jewish Life (SWR Classics)

A valuable boxed reissue from SWR’s vaults brings melancholy, vivacity and many disc premieres [JW]

Ligeti: Complete Works for a Cappella Choir (SWR Classic)

This music ranges from the avant-garde to pieces almost fit for cathedrals in the 1500s [JF]