Review of BIZET Carmen (Gardiner)

BIZET Carmen (Gardiner)

It takes a certain amount of audacity to show the French how to stage Carmen, but that’s exactly what Adrian...

Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 08/2021

Review of BEETHOVEN Leonore (Melles)

BEETHOVEN Leonore (Melles)

The 1805 (and even 1806) early versions of Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, were celebrated more on radio than in fully...

Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 08/2021

Review of HEISE The Song Edition

HEISE The Song Edition

Time was, the best-kept secret in Danish music was Nielsen’s songs, beloved of the Danes yet unknown outside Scandinavia. Dacapo...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 08/2021

Review of N'esperez plus mes yeux

N'esperez plus mes yeux

‘Merrily, merrily, let’s go, you and I.’ Claude Le Jeune’s Allons, allons gay gayment, from his second book of Melanges,...

Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 08/2021

Review of Hymns of Kassianí

Hymns of Kassianí

The name Kassianí (c810-c865) has long been familiar to adherents of the Greek Orthodox faith as the author of an...

Reviewed by Thomas May in issue: 08/2021

Review of Gareth Brynmor John: The Children's Hour

Gareth Brynmor John: The Children's Hour

The cover photo of grown men in a children’s playground gives one pause: is this what I will look like...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 08/2021

Review of SCHUBERT 'The Path of Life'

SCHUBERT 'The Path of Life'

In a short note in the booklet of his new album, tenor Ilker Arcayürek explains that he wanted to avoid...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 08/2021

Review of ROSENMÜLLER Magnificat. Sacred Concertos (Meyer)

ROSENMÜLLER Magnificat. Sacred Concertos (Meyer)

That Johann Rosenmüller (1619-84) is still something of a rarity in modern performance is particularly surprising considering the quality of...

Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 08/2021

Review of Lisette Oropesa: Ombra Compagna - Mozart Concert Arias

Lisette Oropesa: Ombra Compagna - Mozart Concert Arias

Mozart once wrote to his father that an aria should ‘fit a singer like a perfectly tailored suit of clothes’....

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 08/2021

Review of Ezekiel's Eagle - A Renaissance Brotherhood Celebrates St John the Evangelist

Ezekiel's Eagle - A Renaissance Brotherhood Celebrates St John the Evangelist

This recording might change how you hear and think about Renaissance polyphony. As pioneered by the likes of Andrew Parrott,...

Reviewed by Fabrice Fitch in issue: 08/2021

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