Album Review

Ferdinand Ries: Symphonies 1&2 (Ondine); Franz Clement: Solo violin works (Naxos)

Sibelius and Prokofiev: Violin concertos (Decca)

Czech Songs: Magdalena Kozena (Pentatone)

Beethoven: Triple concerto and British folksongs (Decca)

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

If you’re going to jettison the essence of the song, why even bother?

Elgar: Symphonies (Halle/Oehms)

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