Reviews

Review of Nowell synge we bothe al and som: A Feast of Christmas Music in Medieval England

Nowell synge we bothe al and som: A Feast of Christmas Music in Medieval England

It seems extraordinary that this should be Gothic Voices’ first Christmas-themed album; nevertheless, it has been worth the wait to...

Linn
Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 01/2020

Review of New England Choirworks

New England Choirworks

A casual listener tuning into a selection of today’s contemporary choral music may easily be led to believe that only...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Pwyll ap Siôn in issue: 01/2020

Review of From Darkness into Light

From Darkness into Light

A tale of two Florentine manuscripts copied by the scribe Fra Antonio Moro leads the intrepid musicologist Laurie Stras to...

Obsidian Records
Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 01/2020

Review of Evensong Live 2019: Anthems and Canticles

Evensong Live 2019: Anthems and Canticles

If you’ve followed the ‘Evensong Live’ series you’ll know that the ‘live’ bit is more accurate than the ‘Evensong’ bit....

King's College Cambridge
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 01/2020

Review of WOLFE Fire in my Mouth

WOLFE Fire in my Mouth

Julia Wolfe’s music often draws on America’s chequered cultural and social history as subject matter for compositions which – in...

Decca
Reviewed by Pwyll ap Siôn in issue: 01/2020

Review of SIBELIUS Kullervo (Lintu)

SIBELIUS Kullervo (Lintu)

The worst possible preparation for Kullervo is, arguably, Sibelius’s later symphonies and tone poems, all of which Hannu Lintu and...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 08/2019

Review of OFFENBACH Fables de la Fontaine

OFFENBACH Fables de la Fontaine

The shocking pink packaging says it all. If Offenbach had a colour then this might be it. Then there’s the...

Alpha
Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 01/2020

Review of OCKEGHEM Complete Songs Vol 1

OCKEGHEM Complete Songs Vol 1

In 1982 Decca Florilegium issued the first-ever recording of Ockeghem’s entire secular music with the Medieval Ensemble of London (10/82)....

Blue Heron
Reviewed by David Fallows in issue: 01/2020

Review of MONTEVERDI Vespers (Bestion)

MONTEVERDI Vespers (Bestion)

It takes beats, not bars, to realise that we’re not in Venice anymore with this new recording of Monteverdi’s 1610...

Alpha
Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 01/2020

Review of LEIGHTON Sacred Choral Works

LEIGHTON Sacred Choral Works

Time to be honest about Kenneth Leighton. He loved Howells as much as the rest of us; but while Howells’s...

Delphian
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 01/2020

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