Lebrecht’s Album of the Week

Beethoven: Triple concerto and British folksongs (Decca)

Grazyna Bacewicz: Symphonies 3 &4; Concerto for string orchestra (both on Chandos)

Valentin Silvestrov: Widmung, Postludium (Naxos)

Bloch, Bruch, Dohnanyi (Claves)

Cantabile: Anthems for viola (Delphian)

Walter Kaufmann: 3rd piano concerto, 3rd symphony &c. (CPO)

Two violin concertos fail to inspire

Taneyev, Schumann: Piano quintets (Signum)

Stravinsky, Petrushka; Debussy, Jeux and Prelude (Decca)

This Beethoven gift set is not for Christmas. It is for life