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Two albums of vocal riches from earlier centuries complete this month's releases. The Orlando Consort present the fifth volume of their important—and comprehensive—survey of the music of the fourteenth century's greatest composer-poet with Machaut Fortune's Child, and, for those yet to discover the glories of Hyperion's Tallis recordings with Andrew Carwood and The Cardinall's Musick, a single highlights album of the Tallis Votive Antiphons provides the perfect introduction.
Signum Classics ploughs furrows old and new this month: from David Goode we have a seventh volume in his epic Complete Bach Organ Works; and, the second release in an on-going cycle, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a dramatic live rendition of Rachmaninov Symphony No 2. Less expected perhaps are albums of Lewis Wright Duets, new works compellingly presented by Lewis Wright on vibraphone and Kit Downes on piano, and White Light, an assumption-bending fusion of musics eastern and western, crafted and improvised, from the 'un-modern' O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra of Sweden.
Schubert's Winter Journey presents Winterreise in a new English version by Jeremy Sams, Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn recording this captivating reappraisal for Signum: well worth hearing. Lucille Chung builds her new recital of Liszt Piano Music up to the monumental B minor sonata via a sequence of later miniatures as well as the composer's sublime 'Gretchen' transcription.
And finally, one for the child in all of us: The Nutcracker and I is a piano-and-narrator version of Tchaikovsky's ballet performed by Alexandra Dariescu and Lindsey Russell, a new working of the familiar story coming from author Jessica Duchen.