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Gramophone Editor’s Pick: March 2022 | The best new classical recordings

The best new classic recordings reviewed in the March issue of Gramophone, featuring Théotime Langlois de Swarte, Joyce DiDonato, John Eliot Gardiner and many more…

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Leclair. Locatelli. Vivaldi Violin concertos

Théotime Langlois de Swarte vn The shadows

Harmonia Mundi

An already familiar name in this space of a recreation of a Proust recital (read the review), Théotime Langlois de Swarte’s glorious new album is baroque music at its finest and happiest.

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Dohnanyi Concertos

soils; Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz / Modestas Pitrėnas


A superbly performed selection of Dohnányi’s works by musicians fully immersed in his musical voice, led by a conductor who inspires them to the end.

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Ravel Orchestral works

London Sinfonia / John Wilson


John Wilson brings his extraordinary ability to find the color and the soul of an orchestral score to bring to Ravel: with his handpicked soloists, he indeed offers us ravishing riches.

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Moeran Chamber work

Fidelio Trio


That Moeran’s music means so much to Fidelio Trio players is clear from the start of this delightful album, the lyrical lines delivered with evident affection, as well as musical excellence.

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‘Horn & Piano’

Teunis van der Zwart nh Alexander Melnikov fp

Harmonia Mundi

What a feast of sounds! The natural horn of Teunis van der Zwart and the pianoforte of Alexander Melnikov offer us a captivating and quite glorious tribute to the Giovanni Punto, 18th century virtuoso.

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Bacewicz Piano works

Pierre Jablonski pf


After his superb Stanchinsky album last year, Peter Jablonski turns his attention to Bacewicz, offering an equally fine defense to a composer whose music is on the way to gaining much more widespread recognition.

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Simon Johnson org


An extraordinary instrument – ​​that of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London – in a repertoire perfectly chosen to show its sonic splendor, all performed by an artist of formidable skill and musicality.

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J.S. Bach Passion according to Saint John

soils; Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner


“An immersive passion that takes no prisoners,” says Jonathan Freeman-Attwood of this performance, of one of Bach’s foremost conductors of our time.

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Joyce Di Donato me Il Pomo d’Oro / Maxim Emelyanychev


An album to focus us on our relationship to nature, delivered with passion by Joyce DiDonato and her colleagues – a powerful example of how music can relate so well to our wider world.

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“Russian Roots”

Catherine Konradi coax Threesome Gaspard


Kyrgyz soprano Katharina Konradi and Trio Gaspard bring us a diverse array of Russian works spanning centuries – from Beethoven to Auerbach to Weinberg – all brilliantly performed.

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Mondonville Titon and the Aurora

soils; Les Arts Florissants / William Christie


Recorded at the Opéra-Comique last year, although without an audience, this recording of Titon et l’Aurore de Mondonville is another triumph from William Christie.

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9, ‘Choir’

soils; Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Wilhelm Furtwängler


A historical recording of Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting Beethoven Choral A symphony that, writes Rob Cowan, “will leave you forever changed”.

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