Reviews

Review of Saint Louis Premieres

Saint Louis Premieres

The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus stand out for many reasons, among them a mellifluous approach to ensemble-singing that benefits everything...

Regent
Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 07/2020

Review of And That One Too (Sandbox Percussion)

And That One Too (Sandbox Percussion)

Sandbox Percussion, an ensemble based in New York, have been expanding the repertoire for their vast array of instruments since...

Coviello
Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 07/2020

Review of MONK Memory Game

MONK Memory Game

Meredith Monk’s Memory Game (2016-17) can be viewed as one single composition (not unlike a 1980s concept album), a pair...

Cantaloupe
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 07/2020

Review of MARTINŮ Openings

MARTINŮ Openings

Has there ever been a composer who, with a simple song (or set of them), communicated the sheer joy of...

Navona
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 07/2020

Review of FLOYD Prince of Players (Boggs)

FLOYD Prince of Players (Boggs)

The full-orchestral version of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players, premiered in a chamber version at the Houston Grand Opera in...

Reference Recordings
Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 07/2020

Review of Isabel Bayrakdarian: The Other Cleopatra

Isabel Bayrakdarian: The Other Cleopatra

Isabel Bayrakdarian’s superb recital with Tafelmusik (CBC, 7/05) presented key moments for the famous Egyptian Cleopatra by Handel, Mattheson, Hasse...

Delos
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 07/2020

Review of WEBER Der Freischütz (Netopil)

WEBER Der Freischütz (Netopil)

With Janowski’s new recording of this opera (Pentatone, 2/20) and the Vienna Euryanthe on both CD and DVD (Capriccio, 11/19;...

Oehms
Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 07/2020

Review of VERDI Otello (Pappano)

VERDI Otello (Pappano)

Two years after the DVD/Blu-ray release of Jonas Kaufmann’s first Otello in the theatre (A/18), here is a full studio...

DG
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 12/1994

Review of VERDI Nabucco (Ciampa)

VERDI Nabucco (Ciampa)

The Verdi Festival in Parma produced an austere and compelling production of Il trovatore in 2018 (in the rare French...

Dynamic
Reviewed by Neil Fisher in issue: 07/2020

Review of SULLIVAN Haddon Hall FORD Mr Jericho (Andrews)

SULLIVAN Haddon Hall FORD Mr Jericho (Andrews)

Dutton is spoiling us. Not content to give us the first fully professional recording of Sullivan and Grundy’s ‘original light...

Dutton Epoch
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 07/2020

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