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Review of Bax Chamber Music, Volume 2

Bax Chamber Music, Volume 2

Alison Nicholls | Ashan Pillai | Kanako Ito | Lorna McGhee | Martin Storey | Philippe Honoré


The good news is that, while we are waiting for the remaining three instalments in David Lloyd-Jones’s Bax symphony cycle,...

Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 10/2000

Review of Rubbra Symphonies 2 & 6

Rubbra Symphonies 2 & 6

BBC National Orchestra of Wales | Richard Hickox


I must say that for me the Second Symphony of 1937 has always been among the most problematic of the...

Reviewed by Robert Layton in issue: 11/1996

Review of Mystery of Notre Dame

Mystery of Notre Dame

Charles Pott | Julian Clarkson | Michael McCarthy | Orlando Consort | Simon Berridge | Stephen Charlesworth | Westminster Cathedral Choir (Boys' Voices)

Archiv Produktion

Anyone who has followed the work of the Orlando Consort has been waiting for them to record Notre Dame music...

Reviewed by David Fallows in issue: 2/1998

Review of Ann Murray sings Irish Songs

Ann Murray sings Irish Songs

Ann Murray | Graham Johnson


Irish song has a world of life in it, is not puffed-up, knows that a good laugh is part of...

Reviewed in issue 3/1999

Review of Bach Cantatas, Vol 14

Bach Cantatas, Vol 14

Amsterdam Baroque Choir | Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra | Andreas Scholl | Anne Grimm | Annette Markert | Barbara Schlick | Bogna Bartosz | Caroline Stam | Christoph Prégardien | Deborah York

Challenge Classics

Collectors of the Koopman complete cantata series need to keep their wits about them following the transfer of the project...

Reviewed by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood in issue: 3/2004

Review of Karlowicz Stanislaw & Anna; Eternal Songs; Lithuanian Rhapsody

Karlowicz Stanislaw & Anna; Eternal Songs; Lithuanian Rhapsody

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra | Yan Pascal Tortelier


What a fine composer Mieczys1aw Kar1owicz might have become‚ had he not died at the age of 32 in an...

Reviewed by David Fanning in issue: 10/2002

Review of Schumann Piano Concerto & Piano Quintet

Schumann Piano Concerto & Piano Quintet

Augustin Dumay | Chamber Orchestra of Europe | Claudio Abbado | Gérard Causse | Jian Wang | Maria João Pires | Renaud Capuçon


It makes an unusual and apt coupling to have the Schumann Piano Concerto alongside the most powerful of his chamber...

Reviewed by Edward Greenfield in issue: 7/2000

Review of Stenhammar Songs

Stenhammar Songs

Anne Sofie von Otter | Bengt Forsberg | Håkan Hagegård | Thomas Schuback

Musica Sveciae

With every new addition to the Stenhammar discography, this composer grows in my estimation. Now that the two symphonies, the...

Reviewed by Robert Layton in issue: 7/1990

Review of Wolf Orchestral Works

Wolf Orchestral Works

Daniel Barenboim | Orchestre de Paris


This first recording of Penthesilea for a very long while (first ever on CD) is all the more welcome for...

Reviewed by Michael Oliver in issue: 4/1990

Review of Brahms/Schubert Piano Works

Brahms/Schubert Piano Works

Radu Lupu


Both sonatas in this mid-price reissue came from composers still only 20. I particularly enjoyed Lupu’s imaginative vitality in Schubert’s...

Reviewed by Joan Chissell in issue: 9/1996

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