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Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Symphonies Nos 3 & 4
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Herbert Blomstedt rec. 2021
PENTATONE PTC5186852
[80:38] [JQ]

Interpretations and playing of great distinction.
Umberto GIORDANO (1867-1948)
Siberia
Sonya Yoncheva (soprano) Giorgi Sturua (tenor) O e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Gianandrea Noseda rec. 2021
DYNAMIC CDS7928.02
[51:11 + 43:43] [MC]

Those who enjoy the verismo tradition and rarely recorded operas should savour this. 
Edward GREGSON (b. 1945)
Chamber Music
Alison Teale (cor anglais) Rob Buckland (alto saxophone) Navarra String Quartet rec. 2021
NAXOS 8.574223
[67:04] [JF]

Five premiere recordings reveal great depth, vision and technical assurance.
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)
La Resurrezione

Sophie Bevan, Lucy Crowe (soprano) Iestyn Davies (countertenor), The English Concert/Harry Bickett rec. 2021
LINN CKD675
[64:48+52:30] [RMo]

A faithful, atmospheric recreation of Handel’s youthful showpiece, compromised by some indifferent singing.
Fernando PALATÍN (1852-1927)
Violin Virtuoso

Rafael Muñoz Torrero (violin) Julio Moguer (piano) rec. 2020
IBS CLASSICAL IBS222021
[68:13] [JW]

An attractive exploration of the art of a little-remembered virtuoso of the violin.
Dora PEJAČEVIĆ (1885-1923)
Piano Concerto, Symphony
Peter Donohoe (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo rec. 2021
CHANDOS CHSA5299 SACD [70:57] [NB]

A sweepingly impressive symphony overshadows a less individual concerto.
David YARDLEY (b. 1978)
The Lost Codex of Avalon
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TALISMAN
[57:30] [MP]

Enjoyably performed Medieval pastiche that will especially appeal to the re-enactment crowd.
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