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Friday December 4th
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
The Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 & 2, The Art of Fugue
Pietro Scarpini (piano) rec. 1961-76
[6 CDs: 409:02] [SG]

A Bach player to be reckoned with.
Vykintas BALTAKAS (b. 1972)
LENsemble Vilnius/Vykintas Baltakas, Klangforum Wien/Johannes Kalitzke rec. 2005-2016
[68:32] [RHa]

Mildly diverting and occasionally attractive contemporary fare.
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Christus am 謑berge
London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle rec. 2020
[45.22] [PCG]

Those unfamiliar with the work would find much here to enjoy.

Paul BEN-HAIM (1897-1984)

Symphony No. 1, Pastorale Vari閑, Pan
BBC Philharmonic/Omer Meir Wellber rec. 2019/20
[60:45] [SB]

A triumph for all concerned.
Craig Madden MORRIS (b. 1945)
Chamber Music for Our Times

Eric Silberger (violin) Andy Lin (viola) Nan-Cheng Chen (cello) Han Chen (piano) rec. 2019
[70:42] [DJB]

Not unpleasant, but forgettable.

Benedict SHEEHAN (b. 1980)
Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom
Saint Tikhon Ch/Benedict Sheehan rec. 2019
[CD 75:33; Blu-ray 219:04] [JQ]

An enriching experience.
Christmas in Puebla
Siglo de Oro/Patrick Allies rec. 2020
[67:39] [MP]

A historically well-informed release that features exuberant performances of mostly unknown works.
Clara Rockmore (theremin)
Music and Memories: Bonus Album
Nadia Reisenberg (piano) rec. 1964
[44:28] [JW]

A delectable programme.

Naxos - A late 2020 roundup by Brian Wilson

Schoenberg's Gurrelieder - a survey by Ralph Moore

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Bach - Goldbergs - Hyperion
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AP0463 Ignacy Krzyzanowski - Piano Works 2
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