Review of MOZART La finta Giardiniera (Fasolis)

MOZART La finta Giardiniera (Fasolis)

‘The Pretended Gardener’ was premiered in Munich on January 13, 1775, a fortnight before Mozart’s 19th birthday. After three performances,...

Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: AW21

Review of KORNGOLD Die tote Stadt (Petrenko)

KORNGOLD Die tote Stadt (Petrenko)

As Simon Stone’s production of Die tote Stadt opens, Brigitta and Frank are peering through the windows of Paul’s house...

Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: AW21

Review of HAYDN L'isola disabitata

HAYDN L'isola disabitata

Like so many of Haydn’s operas, the relatively brief ‘azione teatrale’ L’isola disabitata is a not an easy work to...

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: AW21

Review of FUX Dafne in Lauro (Bernardini)

FUX Dafne in Lauro (Bernardini)

The ‘componimento per camera’ Dafne in lauro celebrated Charles VI’s birthday in October 1714 at the imperial family’s pleasure palace...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: AW21

Review of Threads of Gold II

Threads of Gold II

This follow-up to 2017’s ‘Threads of Gold’ reinforces much of what was good about the earlier release, as The Choir...

Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: AW21

Review of Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (Ensemble Lamaraviglia)

Psalms and Motets from Renaissance Switzerland (Ensemble Lamaraviglia)

The basis of this album lies in the Geneva Psalter, published in 1562 with metrical translations by Clément Marot and...

Reviewed by David Fallows in issue: AW21

Review of Iestyn Davies: Lamento

Iestyn Davies: Lamento

A quick consultation with a well-known online music shop’s website revealed to me four previous albums entitled ‘Lamento’, all featuring...

Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: AW21

Review of Jakub Józef Orliński: Anima Aeterna

Jakub Józef Orliński: Anima Aeterna

Call it a sequel, a follow-up or a ‘parallel journey’ (as researcher Yannis François does in his illuminating introductory note):...

Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: AW21

Review of STROZZI Sacri musicali affetti

STROZZI Sacri musicali affetti

It appears that Barbara Strozzi did not compose much sacred music other than her Sacri musicali affetti, Op 5, published...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: AW21

Review of STÖLZEL Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld, Passion Oratorio

STÖLZEL Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld, Passion Oratorio

Stölzel’s Passion oratorio Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld was originally written in about 1720 for Gotha, where its...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: AW21

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