Review of GRAUPNER Antiochus und Stratonica

GRAUPNER Antiochus und Stratonica

Between 1706 and 1709 Christoph Graupner composed five operas for Hamburg’s Gänsemarkt opera. Antiochus und Stratonica (1708) is one of...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 04/2021

Review of ECCLES Semele (Perkins)

ECCLES Semele (Perkins)

John Eccles’s setting of his friend William Congreve’s wry morality tale was one of the great might-have-beens in English operatic...

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 04/2021

Review of DONIZETTI Pietro Il Grande (Alessandrini)

DONIZETTI Pietro Il Grande (Alessandrini)

Donizetti’s fourth opera, Pietro il Grande, kzar delle Russie was first performed in Venice in 1819. An apprentice work in...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 04/2021

Review of Ashley Riches: A Musical Zoo

Ashley Riches: A Musical Zoo

The first thing one needs to know about ‘A Musical Zoo’ is that bass-baritone Ashley Riches, the album’s instigator, is...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 04/2021

Review of VILLA-LOBOS Choral transcriptions

VILLA-LOBOS Choral transcriptions

In 1932 Villa-Lobos was made responsible for creating a music education system in Brazil. Choral singing was at the heart...

Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 04/2021

Review of VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Folk Songs, Vol 2

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Folk Songs, Vol 2

Recorded at London’s Henry Wood Hall in June of last year, this is the second of four volumes from Albion...

Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 04/2021

Review of LASSUS Le Nozze in Baviera

LASSUS Le Nozze in Baviera

The festivities in 1568 for the wedding of Renate of Lorraine to Wilhelm V, heir to the duchy of Bavaria,...

Reviewed by Fabrice Fitch in issue: 04/2021

Review of HUMFREY Sacred Choral Music

HUMFREY Sacred Choral Music

Pelham Humfrey (1647/48 74) is among the better known of the English church music composers associated with Purcell, but that...

Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 04/2021

Review of HANDEL Brockes-Passion (Cohen)

HANDEL Brockes-Passion (Cohen)

If Bach’s Brandenburgs reveal the Lutheran Kantor at his most robustly Handelian, the tables are turned in Handel’s sole Passion...

Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 04/2021

Review of GUERRERO Magnificat, Lamentations & Canciones

GUERRERO Magnificat, Lamentations & Canciones

This new disc by the Spanish choir El León de Oro of music by Francisco Guerrero (1528 99) joins an...

Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 04/2021

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