Review of BUSONI Sonatinas (Victor Nicoara)

BUSONI Sonatinas (Victor Nicoara)

The Romanian pianist and composer Victor Nicoara was born and educated in Bucharest, later studied at the Royal College of...

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: AW21

Review of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra: The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon

Do you remember your first impression of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra? If it was anything like mine, it will have...

Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: AW21

Review of Borderlands Ensemble: The Space in Which To See

Borderlands Ensemble: The Space in Which To See

This new album by the Tucson-based Borderlands Ensemble represents the efforts of horn player Johanna Lundy, five gifted string players,...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: AW21

Review of WOLLSCHLEGER Dark Days

WOLLSCHLEGER Dark Days

The neurological condition of synaesthesia profoundly informs Scott Wollschleger’s piano-writing. Yet it’s not necessary to know that in order to...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: AW21

Review of SOWERBY The Paul Whiteman commissions & other early works

SOWERBY The Paul Whiteman commissions & other early works

Cedille’s newest Leo Sowerby collection features first recordings of the two symphonic jazz works Paul Whiteman commissioned in the mid-1920s...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: AW21

Review of B FIELD Vocal Music

B FIELD Vocal Music

I was quite taken with Brian Field’s concise, rhythmic First String Quartet two years ago (11/19; he completed an even...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: AW21

Review of BALDINI; LIGETI; LUTOSŁAWSKI; VARÈSE Orchestral Works (Live)

BALDINI; LIGETI; LUTOSŁAWSKI; VARÈSE Orchestral Works (Live)

Having proved himself an engaging Mozartian with his previous release (a collection of arias and overtures with Elizabeth Watts and...

Reviewed by Thomas May in issue: AW21

Review of Lea Desandre: Amazone

Lea Desandre: Amazone

This is a stonkingly good album. It makes me wonder: what exactly are these enviously intelligent, inventive and generous musicians...

Reviewed by Mark Seow in issue: AW21

Review of SAMARAS Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle (Fidetzis)

SAMARAS Mademoiselle de Belle-Isle (Fidetzis)

Spyridon Samaras (1861-1917) is a hugely important figure in the history of Greek music. He was born in Corfu, and...

Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: AW21

Review of Mathias Vidal: Rameau Triomphant

Mathias Vidal: Rameau Triomphant

Never one to miss a sideswipe at French opera, Jean‑Jacques Rousseau pronounced the haute-contre voice ‘always sour and rarely in...

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: AW21

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