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Thursday June 30th
Georgios Axiotis (1875-1924)
Orchestral Music
New Festival Opera-Symphony Orchestra Sofia/Byron Fidetzis rec. 2003 NAXOS 8.574353 [78] [RB]

Axiotis has a beguiling relaxed way about him.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Violin Sonatas Nos 4-6
Aleksandra Bryła (violin) Maria Banaszkiewicz-Bryła (harpsichord) rec. 2021
[52] [JW]

Scrupulous, intelligent performances that can lack variation of colour.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonatas Nos 15, 19, 30 & 32
Annie Fischer (piano) rec. 1971-87
[76] [PBW]

Great musicianship - some of the finest Beethoven one will ever hear.
Claude Le Jeune (c1530-1600)
Motets pour le culte catholique et Psaumes protestants
Les Pages et les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles/Olivier Schneebeli rec. 2002
[59] [JV]

A welcome reissue of a disc with little-known music by Claude Le Jeune.
Juliusz Łuciuk (1927-2020)
Vesperae In Assumptione Beatae Mariae Virginis

Collegium Cantorum of the Częstochowa Philharmonic/Janusz Siadlak rec. 2021
DUX 1795
[52] [GPu]

A powerful yet subtle work, supremely sung and well recorded.
Isang Yun (1917-1995)
Music for Cello and Piano
Luigi Piovano (cello) Aldo Orvieto (piano) Japan Philharmonic Orchestra/Tatsuya Shimono rec. 2018-21
[68] [GT]

A fine release devoted to Korea’s greatest composer.
John Matthew Myers (tenor)
Myra Huang (piano) rec. 2020
[64] [GF]

Myers can feel satisfied with his debut album, and Myra Huang gives excellent support.

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