Reviews

Review of BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem (Paavo Järvi)

BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem (Paavo Järvi)

Aside from a crooked entry here and there, Paavo Järvi’s anniversary account of the German Requiem, performed a century and...

C Major
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 06/2020

Review of BERNSTEIN Mass (Russell Davies)

BERNSTEIN Mass (Russell Davies)

Regular readers will know that I think this to be a masterpiece – perhaps Bernstein’s most significant, certainly his most...

Capriccio
Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 06/2020

Review of BERIO Coro. Cries of London (Version for 8 Voices)

BERIO Coro. Cries of London (Version for 8 Voices)

Just what was Berio trying to achieve in the meticulous, variegated, sensitive, texture-obsessed, micro/macro-experimental masterpiece for 40 voices and 40...

BIS
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 06/2020

Review of Chen Reiss: Immortal Beloved - Beethoven Arias

Chen Reiss: Immortal Beloved - Beethoven Arias

The programme alone whets the appetite. The Israeli soprano Chen Reiss and Richard Egarr have concocted an offbeat selection of...

Onyx
Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 06/2020

Review of Prisma Vol 3

Prisma Vol 3

Whereas previous instalments of Navona’s mixed-composer ‘Prisma’ series have featured multiple performers, Vol 3 features just one orchestra, the Janáček...

Navona
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 06/2020

Review of Once Upon a Time (Skylark Vocal Ensemble)

Once Upon a Time (Skylark Vocal Ensemble)

What an alluring release this is, and not only because the music is built around two beloved fairy tales, Snow...

Skylark
Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 06/2020

Review of Longing: Chamber Music of Reza Vali

Longing: Chamber Music of Reza Vali

This sixth album from the Iranian composer Reza Vali is dedicated to love and longing as heard through a lavishly...

MSR Classics
Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 06/2020

Review of FARRENC Etudes & Variations for solo piano (Joanne Polk)

FARRENC Etudes & Variations for solo piano (Joanne Polk)

Since Joanne Polk has long championed piano music by important pioneering women composers such as Fanny Hensel and Amy Beach,...

Steinway & Sons
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 06/2020

Review of AMIRKHANIAN Loudspeakers

AMIRKHANIAN Loudspeakers

Charles Amirkhanian (b1945), composer, percussionist, record producer (not least of early discs by Antheil and Nancarrow, whose music Amirkhanian championed)...

New World
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 06/2020

Review of Daniel Moult: The English Organ

Daniel Moult: The English Organ

North German organs of the late 17th/early 18th centuries and French organs of the late 19th/early 20th centuries, along with...

Fugue State Films
Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: 06/2020

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