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Review of Grigory Sokolov: Beethoven, Brahms & Mozart

Grigory Sokolov: Beethoven, Brahms & Mozart

Sometimes I think I’ve been unlucky with my experiences of Sokolov, so mixed have my impressions been from both live...

Deutsche Grammophon
Reviewed by David Fanning in issue: 07/2020

Review of SCRIABIN Mazurkas (Peter Jablonski)

SCRIABIN Mazurkas (Peter Jablonski)

To an already robust discography, Peter Jablonski adds a disc encompassing most of Scriabin’s Mazurkas. They span the composer’s life...

Ondine
Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 07/2020

Review of SCHUBERT Lebensstürme. Music for Piano Four-Hands (Duo Pleyel)

SCHUBERT Lebensstürme. Music for Piano Four-Hands (Duo Pleyel)

Schubert’s piano duets on period instruments are still – perhaps surprisingly – relatively thin on the ground, so it’s good...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 12/2010

Gramophone Classical Music Awards Winner
Review of MOZART Piano Sonatas, Vol 3 (Peter Donohoe)

MOZART Piano Sonatas, Vol 3 (Peter Donohoe)

While certain pianists approach Mozart sonatas in the manner of visual artists who favour pastels and subtle hues, Peter Donohoe...

Somm Recordings
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 07/2020

Review of GODOWSKY 53 Studies on the Chopin Études, Vol 1 (Konstantin Scherbakov)

GODOWSKY 53 Studies on the Chopin Études, Vol 1 (Konstantin Scherbakov)

The finishing tape of Konstantin Scherbakov’s Godowsky marathon is in sight. His project to record the complete works began back...

Naxos
Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 07/2020

Review of FAURÉ Vol 2 'In paradisum' (Louis Lortie)

FAURÉ Vol 2 'In paradisum' (Louis Lortie)

The second volume of Louis Lortie’s series of Fauré recitals offers the kind of solace that repays repeated hearings, with...

Chandos Digital
Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 07/2020

Review of CHOPIN Etudes (Sonya Bach)

CHOPIN Etudes (Sonya Bach)

Chopin may have brought the étude out of the practice room and into the salon but for some performers there’s...

Rubicon
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 07/2020

Review of JS BACH Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644 (Stephen Farr)

JS BACH Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644 (Stephen Farr)

Stephen Farr continues his occasional Bach series for Resonus with the 46 short chorale preludes contained in the ‘Little Organ...

Resonus Classics
Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: 07/2020

Review of JS BACH Cello Suites (Alisa Weilerstein)

JS BACH Cello Suites (Alisa Weilerstein)

Perhaps the most illuminating way to sample this remarkable set is to home in on three consecutive movements from the...

Sony Classical
Reviewed by Rob Cowan in issue: AW18

Gramophone Classical Music Awards Winner
Review of JS BACH The complete works for keyboard, Vol 3 (Benjamin Alard)

JS BACH The complete works for keyboard, Vol 3 (Benjamin Alard)

Benjamin Alard’s project to record Bach’s complete works for harpsichord and organ is an awesome one; there must be few...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 07/2020

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