Reviews

Review of JANČEVSKIS Aeternum and other choral works

JANČEVSKIS Aeternum and other choral works

Jēkabs Jančevskis (b1992) personifies the next generation of Latvian choral composers after Ēriks Ešenvalds, his teacher. On the evidence of...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 04/2020

Review of FAURÉ 'Fauré et ses poètes'

FAURÉ 'Fauré et ses poètes'

The French baritone Marc Mauillon progresses from one musical time warp to another here. He is a distinctive presence in...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 04/2020

Review of EŠENVALDS There will come soft rains

EŠENVALDS There will come soft rains

The Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds (b1977) is noted for the wide range of his compositions, which span opera (The Immured...

Signum Classics
Reviewed by Malcolm Riley in issue: 04/2020

Review of Clairières: Songs By Lili and Nadia Boulanger

Clairières: Songs By Lili and Nadia Boulanger

Nicholas Phan recently opened a Philadelphia Chamber Music Society recital with a Nadia Boulanger-authored song I never knew existed, ‘Soir...

Avie
Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 04/2020

Review of BLACKFORD Pietà (Amy Dickson)

BLACKFORD Pietà (Amy Dickson)

The Stabat mater – Mary’s grief upon seeing her son crucified on the Cross – has received more than its...

Nimbus
Reviewed by Pwyll ap Siôn in issue: 04/2020

Review of BERNARDI Lux Aeterna. Ein Salzburger Requiem

BERNARDI Lux Aeterna. Ein Salzburger Requiem

Stefano Bernardi (c1577-1637) held eminent musical posts in his native Verona but for about a decade he was the first...

Arcana
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 04/2020

Review of BEETHOVEN Songs (Matthias Goerne)

BEETHOVEN Songs (Matthias Goerne)

With so many detractors, Beethoven Lieder are bound to acquire revisionist defenders, the latest being Matthias Goerne, whose status among...

Decca
Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 7/2005

Review of JS BACH St John Passion (Rademann)

JS BACH St John Passion (Rademann)

Gaechinger Cantorey, the choir and orchestra of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, opt for the 1749 revision of the St John...

Carus
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 04/2020

Review of Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions (Alessandro Taverna)

Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions (Alessandro Taverna)

My colleague Harriet Smith wrote a mixed yet accurate and fair-minded review for Alessandro Taverna’s previous live CD recorded at...

Somm Recordings
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 04/2020

Review of WIDOR Organ Symphonies Vol 1 – Nos 1 & 2 (Wolfgang Rübsam)

WIDOR Organ Symphonies Vol 1 – Nos 1 & 2 (Wolfgang Rübsam)

The booklet with this first disc in the Naxos cycle of Widor organ symphonies informs us that the restored 1928...

Naxos
Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: 04/2020

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