Review of Karl Richter : Complete Recordings on Archiv Produktion and Deutsche Grammophon (97 CDs)

Karl Richter : Complete Recordings on Archiv Produktion and Deutsche Grammophon (97 CDs)

The summa totalis of Karl Richter’s DG recordings (from 1959 to 1980) affords us the greatest sense yet of an...

Reviewed by Jonathan Freeman-Attwood in issue: 02/2021

Review of Richard Bonynge: Complete Ballet Recordings (45 Discs)

Richard Bonynge: Complete Ballet Recordings (45 Discs)

Richard Bonynge turned 90 last September, an anniversary marked by the release of this set of his complete ballet recordings...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 02/2021

Review of Sirius Quartet: Playing on the Edge Vol 2

Sirius Quartet: Playing on the Edge Vol 2

I warmly commended the Sirius Quartet’s previous album, ‘Playing on the Edge’ (11/19US), for their fine ensemble and innovative programming,...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 02/2021

Review of KARCHIN Five Compositions (2009-2019)

KARCHIN Five Compositions (2009-2019)

While all of Louis Karchin’s music here is highly enjoyable and rewarding for both participants and listeners, the most memorable...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 02/2021

Review of DEHLINGER 'At That Hour' - Art Songs

DEHLINGER 'At That Hour' - Art Songs

Henry Dehlinger is a gifted and versatile musician. As a pianist of exceptional fluency, he has teamed with soprano Danielle...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 02/2021

Review of CUNNINGHAM Proscenium Moments

CUNNINGHAM Proscenium Moments

I welcomed Navona Records’ ninth disc devoted to the music of Michael G Cunningham (b1937) last May, archival recordings of...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 02/2021

Review of BRAHMS Last Piano Pieces (Victor Rosenbaum)

BRAHMS Last Piano Pieces (Victor Rosenbaum)

Victor Rosenbaum begins the first of Brahms’s Op 117 Intermezzos at a brisk pace, bringing cross-rhythmic lines to the fore....

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 02/2021

Review of Linda Richardson: Italian Opera Arias

Linda Richardson: Italian Opera Arias

Between 1998 and 2010 Chandos issued, under its ‘Opera in English’ banner, a series of operatic recital discs featuring a...

Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 02/2021

Review of WUORINEN Haroun and the Sea of Stories

WUORINEN Haroun and the Sea of Stories

A 12-note opera – for children? Well, yes, and rather good it is, too! Charles Wuorinen, who died in March...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 02/2021

Review of VIVALDI Argippo (Biondi)

VIVALDI Argippo (Biondi)

In 2008 the harpsichordist Ondřej Macek made a valiant attempt to reconstruct Vivaldi’s lost Argippo (Prague, 1730), itself a revision...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 02/2021

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