Reviews

Review of WEINBERG Symphonies – Nos 2 & 21, Kaddish (Gražinytė-Tyla)

WEINBERG Symphonies – Nos 2 & 21, Kaddish (Gražinytė-Tyla)

The UK premiere of Symphony No 21 in Symphony Hall last November was a watershed moment for Weinberg’s reputation. It...

Reviewed by David Fanning in issue: 11/1994

Review of Russian Colours

Russian Colours

The small and perfectly formed have come into their own during the pandemic with new and existing chamber arrangements making...

Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 10/2020

Review of Extra Time

Extra Time

Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima have had a run of snappy album titles in recent years – ‘The Italian Job’,...

Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: 10/2020

Review of SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No 2 (Jan Vogler)

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No 2 (Jan Vogler)

A brand-new Cello Concerto – one piece, three composers, ‘three continents’. As Jan Vogler, the commissioner, puts it: ‘I’m a...

Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 10/2020

Review of SCHUMANN Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (Roth)

SCHUMANN Symphonies Nos 1 & 4 (Roth)

Schumann himself conducted the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne, and the CD booklet makes a case for the ensemble’s continuing connection...

Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 10/2020

Review of ROUSE Symphony No 5. Supplica. Concerto for Orchestra

ROUSE Symphony No 5. Supplica. Concerto for Orchestra

The death at the age of 70 earlier this year of Christopher Rouse also brought a premature close to a...

Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 10/2020

Review of RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez (Junhong Kuang)

RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez (Junhong Kuang)

A new recording of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez is always welcome. Unencumbered by profundity yet full of strong feeling, impeccably...

Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 10/2020

Review of RODRIGO Orchestral Works (Lluna)

RODRIGO Orchestral Works (Lluna)

This recording, made in conjunction with a concert commemorating the 20th anniversary of the composer’s death in April 2019, provides...

Reviewed by Christian Hoskins in issue: 11/2002

Review of RESPIGHI Roman Trilogy (Wilson)

RESPIGHI Roman Trilogy (Wilson)

John Wilson and his Sinfonia of London have opted for Respighi’s Roman Trilogy for their third album and, as we...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 10/2020

Review of MOZART Piano Concertos Nos 19 & 27 (Francesco Piemontesi)

MOZART Piano Concertos Nos 19 & 27 (Francesco Piemontesi)

Francesco Piemontesi, Andrew Manze and the SCO return to the Usher Hall and to Mozart for a second disc in...

Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 12/1997

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