Terry Barfoot

Bach: Piano Transcriptions Volume 5 (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Milne’s playing also reflects his love of this demanding yet rewarding repertoire [TB]

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1-4 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) With splendid standards of music making, recording and presentation, this is a benchmark and self-recommending issue [TB]

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Erato)

(Déjà Review) A dramatic rendition of Ruy Blas completes this most appealing new issue [TB]

Raff: String Quartets 6 & 7 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) A talented and wholly convincing composer, able to adapt classical principles and romantic ends [TB}

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (RCA)

Harnoncourt’s remarkable vision of this great symphonic master [TB]

Albinoni: Concerti a cinque (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) An outstanding issue in all regards [TB]

Anne Sofie von Otter: Lieder and Mélodies (Archiv Produktion)

(Déjà Review) A most satisfying recital by major artists in repertoire which expands our understanding of the composers [TB]

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Bach: Keyboard Concertos (Apex)

Marvellous performances of marvellous music [TB]

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Beethoven: Symphony No.7 (Simax Classics)

An imaginative coupling, performed with drive and a real insight into the fundamental nature of both works [TB]

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Brahms: Lieder Vol. 6 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) An altogether splendid offering from artists who know and love this music [TB]

Langgaard: Symphonies No.6, 7 & 8 (Dacapo)

(Déjà Review) Langgaard was the true heir of Wagner and Strauss [TB]

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Schubert: Lieder Vol 2 (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) Bostridge is surely worthy of a position in the same illustrious gallery as Fischer-Dieskau, Janet Baker and a few others [TB]

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Boccherini: String Quintets (MDG)

(Déjà Review) All praise to Ensemble Concertant Frankfurt, who play this little-known music with skill, imagination and true stylistic understanding [TB]

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Chamber Symphony No. 2 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Anyone who believes that Schoenberg is approachable only for the specialist listener should hear this disc [TB]

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Bottesini: Double Bass Concertos (cpo)

(Déjà Review) The performances have fire, commitment and eloquence, and will surely convince even the most sceptical of listeners [TB]

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Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (RCA)

(Déjà Review) Distinction and commitment, sonorous and urgently compelling [TB]

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Bach: Organ Works Vol. 12 (cpo)

(Déjà Review) Weinberger succeeds in conveying the personalities of these pieces [TB]

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Bliss: String Quartet 1 (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) An interesting and worthwhile issue in every way [TB]

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Debussy: Piano Music Vol. 1 (BIS)

(Déjà Review) The unique sound-world of Debussy is delivered with the utmost conviction [TB]

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Mahler: Symphony No. 10 (Delos)

(Déjà Review) With a top-rate Mahler conductor in charge of a top class orchestra, this recording demands serious attention [TB]

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Bach: Complete Organ Works (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) Undoubtedly ranks among the finest achievements of recorded music in recent times [TB]

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Bach: St Matthew Passion (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) One of the great recordings of the century – the Bach tradition represented by Klemperer has much to tell us about this music [TB]