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Thursday January 30th
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
The Six Partitas
Angela Hewitt (piano) rec. 2018
[72:52 + 77:04] [DC]

Angela Hewitt’s Bach Partitas, 20 years on.
Alexander BRINCKEN (b. 1952)
Orchestral Music Vol. 1
Alexander Brincken (piano) Royal Scottish Ntl O/Rainer Held rec. 2019
TOCC0550 [75:45] [MR]

A Soviet-era composer who writes in a style akin to what was around long before the creation of the Soviet Union, but does so with great self-confidence.
Christoph Willibald GLUCK (1714-1787)
Orphée et Eurydice
Marianne Crebassa (mezzo-soprano), Hélène Guilmette (soprano), Ensemble Pygmalion/Raphaël Pichon rec. 2018
NAXOS Blu-ray NBD0100V
[99 mins] [MP]

A stunning central performance by Marianne Crebassa.
Frederick William HOLLOWAY (1873-1954)
Symphonic Organ Works
Markus Eichenlaub (organ) rec. 2019
[79:11] [SG]

World premi
?em>re recordings of a long-forgotten English composer.
Rodolphe KREUTZER (1766-1831)
Violin Concertos Nos 1, 6 & 7
Laurent Albrecht Breuninger (violin) S黡westdeutsches CO Pforzheim/Timo Handschuh rec. 2014
CPO 555 206-2
[72:23] [PRB]
Makes an excellent case for affording Kreutzer the real credit he deserves in his own right as a composer and performer.
Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 9
Seoul PO/Myung-Whun Chung rec. 2013
[79:55] [SV]

This Ninth immediately goes on my short list.
Alexander SCRIABIN (1872-1915)
Complete Piano Sonatas
Vincenzo Maltempo (piano) rec. 2018/19
[60:16 + 73:50] [RWe]

A sonata survey of high calibre, well worth exploring.

Mieczysław WEINBERG (1919-1996)
Cello Sonatas
Wojciech Fudala (cello) Michał Rot (piano) rec. 2017
DUX 1545
[59:20] [SA]

Superlative playing.
Artur Rodziński (conductor)
Complete Chicago Symphony Recordings
rec. 1947/52
[64:27 + 70:33] [JW]

A valuable record of Rodziński’s brief time in Chicago.
Violin Plus One
Piet Koornhof (violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (piano) rec. 2016/18
[67:01] [MZ]

Piet Koornhof offers up a delightful encore compilation of Romantic violin transcriptions.
Completions and Reconstructions of Musical Works - Part 1 by Stephen Barber

The first performance of Adam Pounds' Second Symphony by John France
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