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Alessandro Grandi (1590–1630)
Laetatus sum - Vesper Psalms
Accademia d’Arcadia & UtFaSol Ensemble/ Alessandra Rossi Lürig rec. 2019
[73] [GH]

A second helping of the oeuvre of this significant contemporary of Monteverdi.

Alvin Singleton (b. 1940) 
String Quartets
Momenta Quartet rec. 2021
[60] [DMD]

These quartets demand to be heard!
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996)
String Quartets
Silesian Quartet rec. 2020/21
[63 & 76] [SA]

All six of the quartets on these two discs are given genuinely insightful performances.
Celebrating Franck & Scriabin
Naum Grubert (piano)
[69] [DC]

Compelling inner life and poetry from Naum Grubert.
Kettle of Fish Musical Memoirs of a Maverick Composer
by Anthony Gilbert pub. 2022

A sleekly athletic and sturdily valiant read.
Poldi Mildner (piano)
Piano Recitals in Germany
rec. 1955-1959
[80] [RCh]

Flamboyant and colourful performances from this Rosenthal pupil.
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Complete Philips Recordings
rec. 1968–77
[17 CDs: 862] [JW]

The restoration of the NWE recordings: a glorious legacy.
Never Such Innocence
Songs by Butterworth, Gurney & Vaughan Williams
Benjamin Hewat-Craw (baritone), Yuhao Guo (piano) rec. 2021
[61] [NB]

Well-prepared and sympathetic performances but other versions reveal greater depths.
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