A collection of 70 posts
Bruno Walter, composer!
Bruno Walter's music is most worthy of our attention ...
More sublime Haydn Piano Trios from Trio Gaspard
A terrific disc, full of life, and yet full, also, of timeless wisdom
The Chiaroscuro Quartet returns: Beethoven's Op. 130 & the Harp Quartet
This is (metaphorically speaking) a disc with “awards” written all over it
Infinite inspiration in the Sonatas of Dario Castello
Castello is far more than a footnote or a sentence (if he's lucky) in a history book
ATOMOΣ: Cuarteto Quiroga, the Art of Musical Concentration
A quite remarkable album, one that requires the utmost attention from the listener, and offers rewards accordingly
Mozart Piano Quartets on Chandos
A fine disc, then: state-of-the-art recording quality meets youthful ebullience and emotional exploration
Miaskovsky Cello Concerto & Sonatas - plus Liadov and Rimsky!
A fine release, The inclusion of the Liadov seals the deal for me!
Schumann chamber music from the Kungsbacka Piano Trio
Schumann's Third Trio is a masterpiece; and then there are those fascinating Canonic Studies ...
La Gracieuse: The Exquisite Music of Marin Marais
This is a significant release, one that enables us to properly appreciate the genius of Marin Marais
Steve Reich: The String Quartets
"I never expected to write a string quartet" - Steve Reich
Raff: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5
If all you know of Raff is his Cavatina, get this disc urgently. It shows so many sides of the composer's voice ...
The Chamber Music of Eduard Nápravník
Superbly recorded, brilliantly and extensively annotated, this entire disc breathes class
Soloists from the Karajan-Akademie excel in Ravel and Beethoven
An hour of pure joy
Martinů Cello Sonatas on Pentatone
It is hard to imagine a finer combination of stunning performances and demonstration-standard recording
Music for archlute, guitar and harpsichord
A lovely disc, beautifully recorded in Palermo, in February 2021. The rewards are many and varied ...
The Chiaroscuro Quartet triumphs in Mozart's Prussian Quartets
There appears to be absolutely nothing negative to say about this disc from any angle
Ethel Smyth and Delius String Quartets
What a great discovery this disc is - It is the Smyth that lingers most in the memory
Beethoven for Three (2): Pastoral & Op. 1/3
The performances are pretty much beyond criticism. Fascinating for the “Pastoral”; but the C-Minor Trio is a corker of a performance!
What was Beethoven's Op. 1?
A wonderful release; future instalments are eagerly awaited
Repost: Meet the Mendelsohns on Chandos: Fanny & Felix
A brilliant, life-enhancing disc that introduces substantive music, brilliantly recorded
Dem Erzherzog gewidmet: A noble Archduke in Gsteig
Chamber music in the gorgeous setting of Gsteig, Switzerland
Repost: Eric Tanguy Chamber Music: “In a Dream”
This is richly rewarding music, brilliantly played and recorded
Between Two Worlds: Music for String Quartet
Between Two Worlds is a magnificent disc; beautifully recorded, still mroe beautifully played. It leaves an indelible impact.
Saint-Georges: Six Concertante Quartets
Do try this disc - it is positively revelatory!
Schubert Late String Quartets from the Fitzwilliam Quartet
Superbly immediate Schubert, fresh, full of contrasts and raw power
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