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Nicola Benedetti (violin) Szymanowski, Saint-Saëns & Chausson (Deutsche Grammophon)

Quite a debut – a truly excellent Szymanowski [CC]

Piotr Anderszewski (piano): Janáček, Szymanowski & Bartók (Warner Classics)

Anderszewski impressively realizes the character of these folk-inspired pieces [LW]

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Forget This Night (7 Mountain Records)

A must-have disc for all collectors of good song recitals [DC]

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Rarities of Piano Music at Schloss vor Husum 2002 (Danacord)

A number of works catch the ear [JW]

Moment of Eternity (Genuin)

A beautifully executed programme of solo piano music that has identity as its theme and its concealment behind masks [MSt]

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Szymanowski: Music for Violin and Piano (BIS)

Sensational Szymanowski played with utter technical control and expressive abandon [NB]

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Szymanowski: Hagith (Polish Ministry of Culture)

A reissue of a unique and valuable recording undermined by catastrophic failures of presentation [PCG]

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Szymanowski: Piano Works (DG)

Wonderful playing and the disc is worth buying for the Masques alone [SB]

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Szymanowski: Stabat Mater (Orfeo)

Penderecki’s Dies Irae is frighteningly powerful, but Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater is given an underwhelming performance [SW]

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Henryk Szeryng (violin) Rediscovered (Rhine)

One of the twentieth century’s greatest violinists, a musical aristocrat with superb polished technique and a phenomenal intellect [SG]