Review of Wolfgang Holzmair : The Philips Recitals

Wolfgang Holzmair : The Philips Recitals

As this welcome 70th-birthday retrospective reminds us, Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair’s voice is surely one of the most immediately recognisable...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 06/2022

Review of The Complete Warner Classics Edition Teldec and EMI Recordings Kurt Masur

The Complete Warner Classics Edition Teldec and EMI Recordings Kurt Masur

Like so many great conductors from the past, recent or distant, over time Kurt Masur evolved his own sound, which...

Reviewed by Rob Cowan in issue: 06/2022

Review of WORTHINGTON Passages Through Time

WORTHINGTON Passages Through Time

This is the second album Navona has devoted entirely to the music of Rain Worthington (b1949), though her works –...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 06/2022

Review of MATIEGKA 6 Sonates progressives pour guitare, Op 31 (David Starobin)

MATIEGKA 6 Sonates progressives pour guitare, Op 31 (David Starobin)

It is typical of David Starobin to wind up his career as a recording artist with music by a composer...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 06/2022

Review of DASHOW Soundings in Pure Duration, Vol 2

DASHOW Soundings in Pure Duration, Vol 2

The heyday of electroacoustic composition, arguably from the 1950s to the 1970s when it was a vital strand of avant-garde...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 06/2022

Review of BROUWER Reactions: Songs and Chamber Music

BROUWER Reactions: Songs and Chamber Music

Margaret Brouwer covers a lot of emotional territory in the music on her new CD, ‘Reactions’, which comprises works composed...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 06/2022

Review of ADLER To Speak To Our Time: Choral Works

ADLER To Speak To Our Time: Choral Works

Samuel Adler (b1928), who studied with Copland and Hindemith, taught for 63 years at the Juilliard and Eastman schools of...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 06/2022

Review of Rivales

Rivales

This selection of airs and duets from – mostly – French operas reflects the careers of two sopranos who were...

Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 06/2022

Review of Rachel Willis-Sørensen: Rachel

Rachel Willis-Sørensen: Rachel

The American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen has been building an impressive international career for over a decade, as well as walking...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 06/2022

Review of Florian Sempey: Figaro? Sì!

Florian Sempey: Figaro? Sì!

The album cover for Florian Sempey’s new album shows the French baritone clearly having fun accosting a Rossini bust, and...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 06/2022

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