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Friday July 28th
195 reviews completed so far this month

Johann Jacob FROBERGER (1616-1667) … avec discretion … - Anne Marie Dragosits (harpsichord) rec. 2015 DIVOX ANTIQUA CDX-71602 [63:31] [SSi] Enjoyable performances, marred by a rather poor recording.

Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) The Seasons - Carolyn Sampson (soprano) Wrocław Baroque O, Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh rec. 2016 SIGNUM CLASSICS SIGCD480 [67:42 + 65:26] [DBi] A lovely performance and recording, in English, of Haydn's great oratorio.

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828) The Piano Trios - Michael Korstick (piano) Thomas Irnberger (violin) David Geringas (cello) rec. 2016 GRAMOLA 99110 SACD [52:24 + 64:40] [DJB] Unlikely to displace your favourites.

Charles Villiers STANFORD (1852-1924) Complete Organ Works Vol. 5 - Daniel Cook (organ) rec. 2016 PRIORY PRCD1174 [79:53] [JF] The final installment of a monumental achievement.

Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-93) Symphony No. 6, Manfred Symphony, Romeo & Juliet, Capriccio Italien - Vienna PO & Boston SO/Claudio Abbado, London SO/Yuri Ahronovich, Berlin PO/Ferdinand Leitner rec. 1959-77 ELOQUENCE 482 6184 [65.31 + 80.53] [PCG] Prospective purchasers may well be attracted by the Abbado and Leitner performances, but will need to look elsewhere for a Manfred.

Aztec Dances Works by Bedford, Gregson, King, Rose & Runswick - Jill Kemp (recorder) Aleksander Szram (piano) rec. 2914 PRIMA FACIE PFCD052 [70:56] [DC] Superb performances and some fresh new angles on an ancient instrument.

Gems of Eastern Europe Works by Bartók, Lepianka, Prokofiev & Szymanowski - Piotr Tarcholik (violin) Monika Wilińska-Tarcholik (piano) rec. 2016 CD ACCORD ACD229-2 [47.20] [MW] An admirable recital of significant works.

Violoncelle Français Works by Debussy, Fauré, Franck & Saint-Saëns - Cheng2 Duo rec. 2016 AUDITE 97.698 [60:55] [DHu] A wonderful debut.

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