Reviews

Review of LEMOYNE Phèdre (Vashegyi)

LEMOYNE Phèdre (Vashegyi)

The choice of French operas in the Palazzetto Bru Zane’s ‘Book+CD Series’ is wonderfully unpredictable. After Offenbach’s Maître Péronilla, praised...

Bru Zane
Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 07/2020

Review of GASSMANN Opera Arias (Ania Vegry)

GASSMANN Opera Arias (Ania Vegry)

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) lists 21 operas by Florian Leopold Gassmann but most readers would be hard-pressed...

CPO
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 07/2020

Review of Anna Prohaska: Paradise Lost

Anna Prohaska: Paradise Lost

As one might expect from its Miltonic title, Anna Prohaska and Julius Drake’s ‘Paradise Lost’ takes the Biblical narrative of...

Alpha
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 07/2020

Review of Véronique Gens: Nuits

Véronique Gens: Nuits

A co-production between Alpha and Palazzetto Bru Zane, Véronique Gens’s ‘Nuits’ is basically a recital of mélodies for soprano and...

Alpha
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 07/2020

Review of Natalya Romaniw: Arion - Voyage of a Slavic Soul

Natalya Romaniw: Arion - Voyage of a Slavic Soul

There are few things more satisfying for a critic than watching a promising young singer blossom into a major artist....

Orchid Classics
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 07/2020

Review of ZELENKA Missa 1724 (Luks)

ZELENKA Missa 1724 (Luks)

This imaginary Mass is constructed from motley liturgical pieces created for various unknown occasions during the first half of the...

Accent
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 07/2020

Review of VENABLES Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

VENABLES Love Lives Beyond the Tomb

I’m ashamed to report that this is my first encounter with the music of Ian Venables and it immediately set...

Signum
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 07/2020

Review of THWAITES From Five Continents - Choral music and songs

THWAITES From Five Continents - Choral music and songs

If the name Penelope Thwaites is familiar it’s probably as a pianist. Australian-born, London-based Thwaites has recorded extensively and is...

Somm Recordings
Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 07/2020

Review of TCHAIKOVSKY All-Night Vigil (Kjava)

TCHAIKOVSKY All-Night Vigil (Kjava)

Tchaikovsky’s settings for the Orthodox Vigil service (which comprises Vespers followed by Matins and the First Hour in the Byzantine...

Ondine
Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 07/2020

Review of SCHUBERT Songs 'Where only stars can hear us' (Karim Sulayman)

SCHUBERT Songs 'Where only stars can hear us' (Karim Sulayman)

Here from Avie comes another Lieder disc, following up on Kyle Stegall and Eric Zivian’s Schumann recital (10/19), where the...

Avie
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 07/2020

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