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Hyperion's Classical Piano Concerto series reaches volume six this month, Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players presenting Cramer Piano Concertos Nos 4 & 5. This is music from a London-based friend and contemporary of Beethoven and will appeal strongly to anyone who responds to the Viennese classicism of the period. And with Parry Piano Trio No 2 & Piano Quartet the Leonore Piano Trio releases a successor to their much-praised earlier volume. If that had listeners 'purring with satisfaction'—in the words of Gramophone's reviewer—this one is sure to elicit even more agreeable responses.
Mark van de Wiel has recorded Clarinet Concertos by Mozart & Joseph Phibbs—the latter a thrilling new work composed especially for him, the former one of the absolute treasures of the Classical period. Christopher Warren-Green conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Phibbs and the London Chamber Orchestra (Mozart) for this attractive new addition to the Signum catalogue.
Handel's Queens is a new double album from Signum Classics and London Early Opera. Under the direction of Bridget Cunningham, sopranos Lucy Crowe and Mary Bevan revel in the exquisite repertory which was the showground for Italian divas Faustina and Cuzzoni, the stars of Handel's Royal Academy and the talk of London society.
The latest release in the Signum Classics series of The Complete Bach Organ Works is a varied feast which takes in intriguing miniatures alongside some of the 'big beasts'. As ever, David Goode performs on the Metzler organ of Trinity College Chapel in Cambridge.