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Monday May 30th
216 reviews completed so far this month

Carl Philipp Emmanuel BACH (1714-1788) Cello Concertos - Julian Steckel (cello) Stuttgart CO/Susanne von Gutzeit rec. 2015 HÄNSSLER CLASSIC [RK] Lively performances, full of drama, more genial than disturbed.

Elena FIRSOVA (b.1950) A Triple Portrait - Chamber Music - Marsyas Trio MERIDIAN [SA] As an introduction to the music of this fascinating composer this disc is a splendid offering.

George GERSHWIN (1898-1937) A Crush on You - Mary Carewe (singer) Swonderful O/Philip Mayers rec. 2015 COVIELLO CLASSICS [IL] An unusual and often different view on 15 Gershwin classics. Try it.

Xia GUAN (b. 1957) Symphony 2, Earth Requiem, Sorrowful Dawn – Nuremberg SO/En Shao rec. 2014 NAXOS [MW] Pleasant background music, but no more.

Carlo Antonio MARINO (1670-1735) Concertos & sonatas - Stefano Montanari, Cesare Zanetti (violin) Ens Barocco Carlo Antonio Marino/Natale Arnoldi TACTUS [JV] Not the most convincing argument for this forgotten master.

Louis THIRION (1879-1966) Piano Trio, String Quartet - Laurent Wagschal (piano), Solenne Païdassi (violin), Sébastien van Kuijk (cello) Quatuor Stanislas rec. 2015 TIMPANI [DJB] A truly unsung composer gets his moment in the sun, and very deserved it is.

Bushes and Briars Folk Songs for Choirs Books 1 and 2 - St. Charles Singers/Jeffrey Hunt rec. 2015 MSR CLASSICS [GH] This CD must have been good fun to record and is rare if not unique.

Contemporary Danish Piano Music Carl Petersson (piano) rec. 2014/15 GRAND PIANO [SSi] Very approachable and rewarding. A must for the follower of Danish music.

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