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Friday March 5th
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Arrangements for guitar
Sean Shibe (guitar) rec. 2019
[46:24] [PBW]

Don’t let the short playing time deter you – this is musicianship of a very special order.

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

Symphony No.7; Prometheus ballet
Freiburger Barockorchester/Gottfried von der Goltz rec. 2020
[40:46 + 62:19] [BW] 

A first-rate Seventh and a persuasive account of the ‘Prometheus’ ballet.
Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891-1953)
Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 3
Yevgeny Kissin (piano) Berliner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado rec. 1993 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4398982 [42:27] [RWe]

Two great live occasions still bring considerable rewards.

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975)
Symphonies Nos 9 & 10
London Symphony Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda rec. 2018/20
[79:05] [GPJ]

Simply stunning - Noseda is a superb Shostakovich conductor, and the music is delivered thrillingly by orchestra and recording.
Nikolay TCHEREPNIN (1873-1945)
Le Pavillon d’Armide

Moscow SO/Henry Shek rec. 1994
NAXOS 8.573657
[67.02] [PCG]

A most welcome reissue.
Marietta VEULENS (b.1959)
Pasiones y Rituales
Marietta Veulens (piano) rec. 1992-2016
[44:30] [DRD]

An innovative combination of Afro-Cuban music - deeply personal, original and thought-provoking music.
A Different Take
Works for flute & guitar
Gruca White Ens rec. 2020
[57:49] [GF]

A thrilling ride around the world.
Legendary Soviet Pianists in East Germany
rec. 1953-1960
 [73:37 + 72:36] [SG]

An inspiring encounter.
Mozart, The Man Revealed
by John Suchet publ. 2021
Elliott & Thompson Ltd

Captivating from the first page.

Decca and DG: Early 2021 Round-up by Brian Wilson

 Vocal Retrospective: 1. Dueling Rinaldos by Ralph Moore & Mike Parr


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