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Tuesday March 16th
René de BOISDEFFRE (1838-1906)
Songs Vol. 1
Dominika Paczkowska-Gajdzis (mezzo-soprano); Jakub Tchorzewski (piano) rec. 2019
[65:51] [WH]

Two fine artists bring considerable pleasure to lovers of French romantic music.

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 7
Vienna PO/Bernard Haitink rec. 2019

Typical of the glorious Indian summer of Haitink’s career.
George Frideric HANDEL (1685–1759)
Sacred Works
rec. 1961-2009
[10 CDs + 1 DVD: 688:23]

Some hits and several misses combined with fairly poor documentation, is reasonable value for the price.
Vasilije MOKRANJAC (1923-1984)
Piano Works
Vladimir Gligoric (piano) rec. 2017
CPO 555 221-2
[59:48] [RB]

No real need for caution unless you fear that this might not be thorny enough.
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)

Michael Tsalka (tangent piano, pantalon) rec. 2018
[73:47] [JV]

Of particular interest for the use of historical keyboard instruments.
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) Symphony No. 5
Nikolai MYASKOVSKY (1881-1950)
Symphony No. 21
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko rec. 2018
[62:34] [MC]

Outstanding performances.
Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

Roderick Williams (baritone) Iain Burnside (piano) rec. 2020
[71:45] [RWe]

Immaculate singing and playing in this moving Winter Journey.
Thomas SIMAKU (b. 1958)

Joseph Houston (piano), Quatuor Diotima rec. 2019
[81:15] [HC]

A varied, well-filled release.

French Duets
Works by Faure, Poulenc, Debussy, Stravinsky & Ravel
Paul Lewis, Steven Osborne (piano) rec. 2020
[68:28] [JQ]

An outstanding recital of richly entertaining music.

Gabriella Lengyel (violin)

Jenő Hubay’s last pupil
rec. 1951-1972
[9 CDs: 685:05] [SG]

A collection I wouldn’t like to be without.

Voices of the Past - a survey by Brian Wilson

Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder - a survey by Ralph Moore

Cello Concerto Project - a major update by Patrick Waller


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