Review of HORNEMAN Aladdin

HORNEMAN Aladdin

The Overture to Christian Frederik Emil Horneman’s Aladdin was once among the most-performed pieces of Danish music. It is a...

Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 07/2022

Review of HOLLIGER Lunea

HOLLIGER Lunea

Modernist opera has a thing for men suffering psychological breakdown. Alongside Berg’s Wozzeck, a recent go-to has been the schizophrenic...

Reviewed by Liam Cagney in issue: 07/2022

Review of When Sleep Comes: Evening Meditations for Voices & Saxophone

When Sleep Comes: Evening Meditations for Voices & Saxophone

‘It’s been done before’, you may say. Well, yes and no. The first thing Nigel Short does in his introduction...

Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 07/2022

Review of Carolyn Sampson: Trennung - Songs of Separation

Carolyn Sampson: Trennung - Songs of Separation

With a mixture of composers both beloved and utterly obscure, Carolyn Sampson and Kristian Bezuidenhout elect to start their often...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 07/2022

Review of Golda Schultz: This Be Her Verse

Golda Schultz: This Be Her Verse

In her debut solo recital recording, South African soprano Golda Schultz emerges as a master storyteller, an enterprising programmer and,...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 07/2022

Review of Master & Pupil: Exploring the Influences and Legacy of Claudio Monteverdi

Master & Pupil: Exploring the Influences and Legacy of Claudio Monteverdi

The Belfast-based vocal ensemble Sestina was founded by Mark Chambers in 2011. A decade later they have released their debut...

Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 07/2022

Review of Jakub Józef Orliński: Farewells

Jakub Józef Orliński: Farewells

Many surprises here, starting with Jakub Józef Orliński appearing on the album cover looking thoroughly adult and fully clothed (no...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 07/2022

Review of VIVALDI La Senna festeggiante

VIVALDI La Senna festeggiante

Those who enjoy Vivaldi as a composer of brilliantly attractive vocal music while finding his operas somewhat casual in their...

Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 07/2022

Review of SCHUBERT 'The Fair Maid of the Mill'

SCHUBERT 'The Fair Maid of the Mill'

Nearly four years since Signum’s release of Schubert’s Winter Journey (5/18) and Swan Song (11/18), we get on to the...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 07/2022

Review of SCHUBERT '21 Songs' (Alice Coote)

SCHUBERT '21 Songs' (Alice Coote)

The challenge of any Schubert recital is translating all that is implied by his miniature masterworks into a keyhole view...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 07/2022

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