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Monday September 20th

Max BRUCH (1838-1920)
Piano Trio, Pieces for cello and piano, Romance, String Quartet No 2
The Nash Ensemble rec. 2020
HYPERION CDA68343
[72:32] [JW]

The Nash Ensemble excel in Bruch's chamber music.

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Symphonies Nos 3, 4, 6, 7 & 9
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR/Roger Norrington rec. 2007-2010
SWR MUSIC SWR19528CD
[5 CDs: 280:24] [RMas]

A missed opportunity.


Frédéric CHOPIN (1810-1849)
 
Piano Concerto No 2, Scherzi Nos 1-4
Seong-Jin Cho (piano) London SO/Gianandrea Noseda rec. 2021 
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 486 0435
 [68:30] [SG]

Astonishing technical command coupled with refined artistic maturity.

Felice GIARDINI (1716-1796)
Sonatas for Flute & Harpsichord
ConSerto Musico rec. 2020
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 95625
[66:50] [GP]

Fine performances of music by an Italian who made his mark in eighteenth-century London.

Christoph GRAUPNER (1683–1760) 
Bassoon Cantatas
Sergio Azzolini (bassoon) Kirchheimer BachConsort/Florian Heyerick rec. 2020 
CPO 555353-2
 [1.59:05] [JV]

Another excellent recording of sacred works by Graupner.

Jean SIBELIUS (1865-1957)
Symphonies Nos 1 & 3
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Owain Arwel Hughes rec. 2019
RUBICON RCD1055
[73:01] [SV]

Lovely moments alternate with flatfooted ones.

Visions of a Century
Works by Tailleferre, Durosoir, Elgar & Rebecca Clarke
Malin Broman (violin/viola) Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano) rec. 2020
DB PRODUCTIONS DBCD199
[68:44] [NB]

An unusual programme given effective if not definitive performances.

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