Recording of the Month

Federico Colli captures the concept of opposition in Scarlatti’s Piano Sonatas

The real point of this recording is Federico Colli’s wonderful pianism'

Bach revisited: Angela Hewitt’s triumphant return to the Partitas

‘Hewitt sounds completely immersed in the music’s expressive soundworld, as well as its peerless structural logic’

The best recording of Handel’s Samson yet

‘John Butt’s deep grasp of Handel’s rhetoric and of large scale structure turns the work’s patchwork quality into a virtue’

A masterful performance of two Czech concertos

‘Kahánek’s scrupulous attention to the dynamic markings results in a clear-textured performance of rare delicacy’

An all-Shostakovich triumph from pianist Andrey Gugnin

‘An all-Shostakovich disc might sound like a winner – and in the most important sense it is – but none of the works represented here are ingratiating’

Korngold’s Symphony brilliantly reassessed in John Wilson recording

‘The playing of the Sinfonia of London is astonishingly brilliant, with Hollywood-dream glories in the string tone’

Bringing Handel’s sopranos to life

‘Crowe and Bevan recreate two prime donne through their own blazing talents’

Bach family cantatas capturing exactly what Vox Luminis does best

'In this project Vox Luminis celebrates not just the Bach family, but the power of music-making itself'

Stunning performances of Weinberg symphonies

'Few discs released during the Weinberg centenary year are likely to make more waves for the composer than this.'

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