Review of Elsa Dreisig: Mozart x 3

Elsa Dreisig: Mozart x 3

Anyone who read her interview in January’s Gramophone will have got the message that Elsa Dreisig is a singer who...

Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 02/2022

Review of LEONCAVALLO Zazà (Soltész)

LEONCAVALLO Zazà (Soltész)

Christof Loy is making a habit of turning pandemic theatre to his advantage. In summer 2020 he conjured up a...

Reviewed by Neil Fisher in issue: 02/2022

Review of HANDEL Arias (Barnaby Smith)

HANDEL Arias (Barnaby Smith)

Voces8’s artistic director, countertenor Barnaby Smith, goes solo here with an album of extracts from Handel’s operas and oratorios, along...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 02/2022

Review of BRIAN Faust (Brabbins)

BRIAN Faust (Brabbins)

In his final years, the work of his Havergal Brian most wanted to hear was his fourth opera, Faust. His...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 02/2022

Review of Taliesin’s Songbook

Taliesin’s Songbook

Champions of Welsh music past and present, the Cardiff-based Tŷ Cerdd label gives us a survey of 20th- and 21st-century...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 02/2022

Review of The Hermes Experiment: Song

The Hermes Experiment: Song

The Hermes Experiment are a vibrant, deeply musical quartet. Pwyll ap Siôn welcomed their previous album, ‘Here We Are’, as...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 02/2022

Review of Francesca Aspromonte: Maria and Maddalena

Francesca Aspromonte: Maria and Maddalena

Soprano Francesca Aspromonte follows her fine recital of Baroque operatic prologues (8/18) with an equally enterprising ‘concept’ album devoted to...

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 02/2022

Review of The Florentine Renaissance (The Orlando Consort)

The Florentine Renaissance (The Orlando Consort)

On their new recording, The Orlando Consort collaborate with musicologist Patrick Macey on works by Dufay and Florentine music composed...

Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 02/2022

Review of SCHUBERT Winterreise (James Rutherford)

SCHUBERT Winterreise (James Rutherford)

Almost six years on from the release of a handsome account of Schwanengesang (6/16), James Rutherford and Eugene Asti are...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 02/2022

Review of SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin (Iestyn Davies)

SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin (Iestyn Davies)

As David Patrick Stearns noted in his ‘The Musician and the Score’ interview with Iestyn Davies in the last issue,...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 02/2022

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