Review of Lavena: in your hands

Lavena: in your hands

An enigmatic soundscape shivers into being in Gemma Peacocke’s Amygdala for solo cello and fixed electronics. The cellist wends her...

Reviewed by Thomas May in issue: 07/2021

Review of ORDWAY Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello (Arlen Hlusko)

ORDWAY Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello (Arlen Hlusko)

Canadian cellist Arlen Hlusko commissioned Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello from American composer Scott Ordway in 2017 and the two...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 07/2021

Review of DANIELPOUR An American Mosaic (Simone Dinnerstein)

DANIELPOUR An American Mosaic (Simone Dinnerstein)

Richard Danielpour’s An American Mosaic is a cycle of 15 piano miniatures. Eleven are respectively dedicated to specific segments of...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 07/2021

Review of BRYARS A Native Hill

BRYARS A Native Hill

The first thing one notices about this new release from The Crossing is the sheer beauty of tone of the...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 07/2021

Review of ALBERGA Wild Blue Yonder

ALBERGA Wild Blue Yonder

I think that we do not hear nearly enough of Eleanor Alberga’s music. For most, I suspect, she will be...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 07/2021

Review of Francesco Rasi: Soleil Noir

Francesco Rasi: Soleil Noir

Francesco Rasi was a tenor at the Gonzaga court. Though he took part in one of the first-ever operas, Jacopo...

Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 07/2021

Review of Cieco Amor: Opera arias written for Giuseppe Maria Boschi (Sergio Foresti)

Cieco Amor: Opera arias written for Giuseppe Maria Boschi (Sergio Foresti)

Giuseppe Maria Boschi’s stage career included stints in Venice, Vienna, Bologna, Turin, Dresden and London, and he performed more than...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 07/2021

Review of J STRAUSS II Ritter Pásmán (Wallberg)

J STRAUSS II Ritter Pásmán (Wallberg)

For such a popular composer, we hear astonishingly little of Johann Strauss II. The familiar waltzes and polkas are barely...

Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 07/2021

Review of SCHREKER Der ferne Klang (Weigle)

SCHREKER Der ferne Klang (Weigle)

This recording of Schreker’s second opera, Der ferne Klang, derives from live performances in Frankfurt, the city where the work...

Reviewed by Christian Hoskins in issue: 07/2021

Review of MOZART The Magic Flute (Niquet)

MOZART The Magic Flute (Niquet)

Mozart composed his pantomime-allegory for a Viennese suburban audience, knowing that every word and joke would be readily understood. When...

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 07/2021

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