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GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice

Magazine article Gramophone

GRAMOPHONE Editor's Choice

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Martin Cullingford's pick of the finest recordings from this month's reviews

Isserlis's ever-questing career is one we have all gained much fulfillment from following--and in revisiting repertoire, as here, he offers an even greater insight into his journey.

HAYDN. CPE BACH. BOCCHERINI Cello Concertos Deutsche Kammer philharmonie Bremen / Steven Isserlis vc Hyperion

* CHARLOTTE GARDNER'S REVIEW IS ON PAGE 54

PICKARD

Symphony No 5, etc

BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Martyn Brabbins

BIS

A composer with a wonderful grasp of the possibilities for colour from an orchestra, something Brabbins and his colleagues clearly relish in this fine-sounding recording. REVIEW ON PAGE 62

MOZART

Violin Sonatas, Vol 4

Alina Ibragimova vn

Cedric Tiberghien pf

Hyperion

Shaping up to be a cycle destined to define this music for a long time, on disc at least; Ibragimova and Tiberghien again treat later and early works with the same belief and conviction. REVIEW ON PAGE 81

'NATURE AND THE SOUL

Latvian Radio Choir /

Kaspars Putnins

LMIC/SKANI

This is a truly beautiful album of Latvian choral works performed by singers clearly completely immersed in its musical and cultural foundations. REVIEW ON PAGE 110

DVD/BLU-RAY

RAVEL. DELAGE. DUTILLEUX Orchestral Works

London Symphony Orchestra /Sir Simon Rattle

LSO Live

If you can't make it to the Barbican to watch the new partnership in person, then here's an excellent chance to observe Rattle and his new London colleagues in action. As Mark Pullinger puts it, it augurs well! REVIEW ON PAGE 64

SHOSTAKOVICH

Chamber Symphony, Op 110a R STRAUSS

Metamorphosen

Baltic CO/ Emmanuel

Leducq-Barome

Rubicon

The Strauss string texture is captured compellingly by the mics; the well-chosen coupling is equally as impressive. …

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