Review of Two Stravinsky Anniversary Editions

Two Stravinsky Anniversary Editions

A decade after Stravinsky’s death in New York (my feature last month mistakenly asserted Venice), Alexander Goehr observed how his...

Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 05/2021

Review of Eugene Ormandy - The Columbia Legacy

Eugene Ormandy - The Columbia Legacy

This collection is certainly a colourful affair, an old curiosity shop of a box among whose 120 CDs (selling for...

Reviewed by Richard Osborne in issue: 05/2021

Review of Visca L'amor: Catalan Art Songs of the XX and XXI Centuries

Visca L'amor: Catalan Art Songs of the XX and XXI Centuries

This varied selection of Catalan art songs by tenor Isaí Jess Muñoz, including one he and his wife Oksana Glouchko...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 05/2021

Review of Symphonic Roar: An Odyssey of Sound from  the Paris Conservatoire

Symphonic Roar: An Odyssey of Sound from the Paris Conservatoire

The impetus for this debut album by Yuri McCoy was to celebrate the French Romantic organ and the gloriously rich,...

Reviewed by Thomas May in issue: 05/2021

Review of Trio Casals: Moto eterno

Trio Casals: Moto eterno

This is the fifth album that Trio Casals have released for Navona in their ‘Moto’ series. The line-up has changed...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 05/2021

Review of VOLLRATH Transit Voices – Underground landscapes

VOLLRATH Transit Voices – Underground landscapes

Carl Vollrath’s (b1931) music for clarinet has been well served by Navona on three previous releases and this new two-disc...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 05/2021

Review of RACHMANINOV; SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No 1 (Zixiang Wang)

RACHMANINOV; SCRIABIN Piano Sonata No 1 (Zixiang Wang)

Given the option to pair one Scriabin and one Rachmaninov sonata, most young pianists would choose the latter’s popular Second...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 05/2021

Review of Ludovic Tézier: Verdi

Ludovic Tézier: Verdi

Ludovic Tézier has arguably been the leading Verdi baritone on the global stage for the best part of a decade...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 05/2021

Review of STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos (Thielemann)

STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos (Thielemann)

When I surveyed available recordings for a Collection on Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s Ariadne auf Naxos (2/14), it was a live...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 05/2021

Review of ROSSI L'Orfeo (Sartori)

ROSSI L'Orfeo (Sartori)

When the nepotistic Barberini fell from grace after the death in 1644 of Pope Urban VIII, the deceased pontiff’s nephews...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 05/2021

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