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Tuesday September 2nd
16 reviews completed so far this month

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II - Samuil Feinberg (piano) rec. 1958-61 PRISTINE AUDIO [DC] Timeless magic preserved – and essential for all WTC collectors.

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Sonatas Vol. 2 -James Brawn (piano) rec. 2012 MSR CLASSICS [DD] A top class disc of Beethoven sonatas in excellent sound. Great value.

Sir Edward ELGAR (1857-1934) Symphonies 1 & 2, Serenade for Strings, Introduction & Allegro - London PO/Sir Georg Solti, ASMF/Sir Neville Marriner, English CO/Benjamin Britten rec. 1968-75 DECCA [JQ] Solti, for all his impetuousness and volatility, offers an intriguing and often stimulating take on Elgar’s symphonies and his recordings are well worth hearing.

Myroslav SKORYK (b. 1938) Diptych, Violin Concerto 7, Cello Concerto, Carpathian Concerto - Nazary Pilatyuk (violin) Valery Kazakov (cello) Odessa PO/Hobart Earle rec. 2013 NAXOS [RB] Folk-melodic Ukrainian in a brilliant meeting with more sober Western styles.

Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958) Symphony 9 - London PO/Sir Adrian Boult rec. 1958 EVEREST [RMo] The perfect balance between drama and lyricism.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH L’heure Rose Hélène Guilmette (soprano) Martin Dubé (piano) rec. 2013 ANALEKTA [GPJ] An inspiration to any young female composers; wonderful music, sung with total artistic commitment by this exceptional young Canadian soprano.

Night Stories Jenny Lin (piano) rec. 2014 HÄNSSLER CLASSIC [BR] A just about ideal collection of nocturnes and night-music, from Chopin to Turina and Glinka.

Songs for Mahler in the Absence of Words New York Piano Qt rec. 2012 URLICHT AUDIOVISUAL [SV] Diverse styles projected with understanding and finesse.

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