Review of Stewart Goodyear: Phoenix

Stewart Goodyear: Phoenix

The concept for Canadian-Trinidadian pianist Stewart Goodyear’s latest album is something of a puzzle. Its title, ‘Phoenix’, derives, so the...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 12/2021

Review of Jonah Kim: Approaching Autumn

Jonah Kim: Approaching Autumn

Jonah Kim has taken Approaching Autumn, the title of Mark Abel’s new work for cello and piano, as the title...

Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 12/2021

Review of KIM; ISANG Complete works for solo violin (Chi Young Song)

KIM; ISANG Complete works for solo violin (Chi Young Song)

This is not the first time that Earl Kim (1920 98) and Isang Yun (1917 95) have appeared together on...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 12/2021

Review of RUO A Dust in Time

RUO A Dust in Time

It begins with cello and viola answering one another in slow, sombre gestures. Two violins join the conversation, which builds...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 12/2021

Review of JS BACH Inventions, Sinfonias, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (Paulina Zamora)

JS BACH Inventions, Sinfonias, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (Paulina Zamora)

Paulina Zamora certainly has Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias under her fingers, and she plays clearly and cleanly at all times....

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 12/2021

Review of ROSNER The Chronicle of Nine: The Tragedy of Queen Jane

ROSNER The Chronicle of Nine: The Tragedy of Queen Jane

Arnold Rosner (1945-2013) was admirably prolific for a composer whose music was mostly neglected during his lifetime. His output includes...

Reviewed by Philip Kennicott in issue: 12/2021

Review of RAMEAU Platée (Christie)

RAMEAU Platée (Christie)

Rameau’s Platée was described in its time as a ballet bouffon, an example of the kind of ambiguous, seemingly ad...

Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 12/2021

Review of MASSENET Thaïs (Hussain)

MASSENET Thaïs (Hussain)

Despite its luscious music, Massenet’s Thaïs doesn’t get many stagings, probably because directors have a hard time taking the plot...

Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 12/2021

Review of HINDEMITH Mathis der Maler (de Billy)

HINDEMITH Mathis der Maler (de Billy)

I vividly recall the first time I heard the great (albeit brief) Alleluia Duet at the close of Tableau 6...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 12/2021

Review of HANDEL Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (La Lira di Orfeo)

HANDEL Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (La Lira di Orfeo)

This recording of a staged production at Piacenza in October 2020 claims to be a ‘reconstruction and critical edition’ of...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 12/2021

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