Review of Raffi Besalyan: The Sound of Black and White

Raffi Besalyan: The Sound of Black and White

Pairing works by Khachaturian and Gershwin symbolises pianist Raffi Besalyan’s journey from growing up in Armenia to becoming a United...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 10/2021

Review of LAITMAN Are Women People?

LAITMAN Are Women People?

Lori Laitman (b1955) is one of America’s most prolific art-song composers, with an impressive catalogue of recordings from several labels,...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 10/2021

Review of DVORÁK The Late Symphonies (Bernard)

DVORÁK The Late Symphonies (Bernard)

Dvořák’s symphonies are well represented in the recording catalogue, with multiple performances – especially of the late symphonies – featuring...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 10/2021

Review of The City of Tomorrow: Blow

The City of Tomorrow: Blow

The City of Tomorrow are a pioneering wind quintet who like to explore ‘physical movement and spatial relationships’ (aspects not...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 10/2021

Review of VERDI Simon Boccanegra (Luisi)

VERDI Simon Boccanegra (Luisi)

This new film of Simon Boccanegra captures what’s only Christian Gerhaher’s second Verdi role (after Posa in Don Carlo) and...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 10/2021

Review of MESSAGER Passionnément (Blunier)

MESSAGER Passionnément (Blunier)

We owe this performance of Passionément to Covid 19, as it happens. Bru Zane’s original intention was to give us...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 10/2021

Review of MAYR Elena (Hauk)

MAYR Elena (Hauk)

‘Un morceau de génie’ was Stendhal’s verdict on Elena, triumphantly premiered in Naples in January 1814. Like Fidelio, whose final...

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 10/2021

Review of GOUNOD La reine de Saba (Rose)

GOUNOD La reine de Saba (Rose)

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Odyssey Opera specialises in mining the operatic archives to perform rarely heard works. Recent years have...

Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 10/2021

Review of GLASS Satyagraha (Anzolini)

GLASS Satyagraha (Anzolini)

How times change! Satyagraha, Philip Glass’s 1979 third opera, was once declared a child of the 1960s with its apparent...

Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 10/2021

Review of DESTOUCHES Semiramis (Sartre)

DESTOUCHES Semiramis (Sartre)

This was the eighth of Destouches’s 10 operas and the last of his six tragédies en musique. The libretto was...

Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 10/2021

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