No messing about for my July choices!
In reverse order:
Third – Benjamin Zander’s Beethoven 9, interesting as a literal reproduction of what Beethoven notated (but he may have been moved to change his mind!)...
Second – A feather in the cap for First Hand Records, a trio of rare Violin Sonatas by Soviet-era composers, played superbly by Sasha Rozhdestvensky & Viktoria Postnikova...
First – No doubt about pole position for July, Handel’s Acis and Galatea given a quite wonderful outing under Christian Curnyn, a real tonic (and so too is Bavouzet’s Haydn!).
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