Monthly Choices

Listen to clips from this month's best reviewed recordings

This Month's Choices

July 2019

Choral & Song
A rich selection of piano and vocal pieces by the Schumanns

'Listeners who know Dichterliebe ...

Chamber
A dazzling duo exude mystery and intensity in Beethoven cello works

'Alexei Grynyuk handles his part with delicacy and flexibility, and his articulation throughout this recording...

Opera
Inspiring handling of rivalry in this Handel and Porpora duality

'Bridelli showcases both Handel and his operatic opponent Porpora with impressive agility'

Instrumental
Striking period-instrument brings new light to Schubert’s piano sonatas

'Authentic performances of Schubert's piano sonatas performed on an 1820s pianoforte'

Concerto
A selection of brass masterpieces from talented soloists

'Masterpieces that honour the soloists throughout'

Orchestral
A thrilling take on Mahler’s final symphony

'Castalletti's arrangement achieves a remarkably full and convincing range of sonority in Mahler's final symphony'

Jazz
An infectious performance by Alexi Tuomarila and friends

'Alex Tuomarila's trio perform a dizzying selection of tantalising tracks'

Recording of the Month
A breathtaking interpretation of Bach’s Cello Suites

'A spellbinding set that is arguably Podger's finest recorded achievement to date'

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