Monthly Choice

A dazzling collection of Shostakovich from the Boston Symphony Orchestra

‘Nelsons wins such beautiful phrasing, both collectively and individually’ 

A characterful live jazz recording of a brilliantly matched duo

‘The music just flows from one state to another with a mixture of energy and grace’ 

An exhilarating take by Iván Fischer on Mahler's Seventh

‘Iván Fischer contrasts gracious, chamber-textured dances with brilliant fanfares and toppling masses to absolute perfection’ 

Unsentimental, precise Bach concertos from Isabelle Faust

‘Throughout, the playing is of the highest order’

Beethoven piano sonatas delivered with authority and surprise

‘Rarely is pianistic virtuosity put to the service of such refined artistry’ 

New life breathed into Donizetti's lost opera

‘Mark Elder is a conductor who really understands how to let Donizetti breathe’ 

A magnificent programme of trios from the Smetana

‘Intensely emotional language packed with swooning melodies’

An ingenious and moving passion by Gabriel Jackson

‘Jackson’s engaging score is richly colourful and his instrumental writing proves a particular highlight’ 

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