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Clerambaut Soprano Cantatas and Sonatas

Solistes du Concert Spirituel (Naxos)

A superb introductory collection devoted to this still neglected French Baroque master. The two dramatic cantatas - Orphee and Leandre et Hero - are magnificently projected by soprano Sandrine Piau. In addition, there's an ensemble sonata and a harpsichord suite. A marvellous compilation, stunningly recorded - a genuine world-class product. HHHHH

Bartk Piano Music

Max Levinson (NZK)

The winner of the Guardian Dublin International Piano Competition, the young American tests his considerable technique and finesse on Bartk. Evocative playing in the Out of Doors Suite; brilliant dynamic in the Sonata and Dance Suite. This pristinely engineered disc contains yet further Bartk "shorts', making for a mesmerising recital. HHHH

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