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Alvin Dinkin, Kurt Reher

The Hollywood String Quartet

This 1951 mono recording set the benchmark for many years, and so it probably did much to establish the current, questionable norms of tempo. But it's superb performance, played with skill and... More…

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Maria João Pires (piano)

her performances are characteristically thoughtful – too much so for my liking.
Pires’s approach is more high Romantic than late Classical, constantly oscillating between loud and soft, fast... More…

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Andreas Staier (fortepiano after Conrad Graf)

The endlessly ear-opening consequences are riveting; the wide-ranging aplomb of Beethoven's Variations could have been conceived with Staier's musical curiosity and flair in mind...This isn't... More…

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London Classical Players, Roger Norrington

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Alina Ibragimova (violin) & Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Here we get all of Schubert's works written for violin and piano, in performances which it is hard to imagine ever being bettered...Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien don't attempt to make... More…

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Schubert's two most accessible quartets receive interpretations on this disc which are as near ideal as one is ever likely to hear. In a time of great string quartet playing, the Takács Quartet... More…

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…trio Wanderer…approach Schubert not so much as an early Romantic, but rather as a fantastically imaginative and generous Classicist… The sense of sparkling, intimate exchange between the three... More…

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Alfred Brendel (piano)

Brendel believes Schubert is 'mysteriously episodic', but doesn’t play him that way. Architecture is re-created by scanning ahead… and by binding movements together through tempi that relate... More…

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Isabelle Faust (violin) & Alexander Melnikov (piano)

The song-variations at the heart of the Fantaisie put on a good show of polite drawing-room charm, but the strange tremolando introduction strays close to a very late-Schubertian emotional cliff-edge.... More…

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On paper it seems an unlikely pairing. On disc, however, it is something of a triumph, a recording that is far more than a mere souvenir d'occasion of a memorable night in Carnegie Hall. Intriguingly,... More…

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