Review of WILBYE 'Draw On Sweet Night'

WILBYE 'Draw On Sweet Night'

It’s four decades since The Consort of Musicke devoted an entire programme to John Wilbye (L’Oiseau-Lyre, 7/82), and the title...

Reviewed by Fabrice Fitch in issue: 06/2022

Review of VERDI Requiem (Noseda)

VERDI Requiem (Noseda)

For the first release in its digital-only Verbier Festival Gold series, featuring live recordings from the swanky Swiss festival, DG...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 06/2022

Review of SCHOECK Elegy Op 36 (Christian Gerhaher)

SCHOECK Elegy Op 36 (Christian Gerhaher)

Othmar Schoeck wrote over 400 songs, and Elegie (1921‑22) is arguably his finest achievement in the genre. Like so many...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 06/2022

Review of ROSSINI Stabat mater (Gimeno)

ROSSINI Stabat mater (Gimeno)

Rossini’s Stabat mater is one of the glories of the composer’s output from his long post-retirement phrase. Its composition spanned...

Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 06/2022

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Review of F & F MENDELSSOHN Arias. Lieder. Overtures (Chen Reiss)

F & F MENDELSSOHN Arias. Lieder. Overtures (Chen Reiss)

The chic waltz song ‘Italien’ became something of a popular hit after Mendelssohn published it in his Op 8 collection....

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 06/2022

Review of MARTIN Requiem. JANÁCEK Otčenáš (our Father)

MARTIN Requiem. JANÁCEK Otčenáš (our Father)

Recordings of Frank Martin’s Requiem are not exactly abundant, so this one is very welcome, particularly since this coupling places...

Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 06/2022

Review of HEINICHEN Dresden Vespers

HEINICHEN Dresden Vespers

Unlike his close contemporary Telemann, Johann David Heinichen actually finished his law degree at Leipzig University before switching to a...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 06/2022

Review of JS BACH Cantatas BWV 51, 82 & 84 (Miriam Feuersinger)

JS BACH Cantatas BWV 51, 82 & 84 (Miriam Feuersinger)

In 1731 Bach transposed Ich habe genug up to E minor for soprano and reassigned the oboe part to flute....

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 06/2022

Review of Mortua dulce cano - A Florilegium of Late Renaissance Lute Music (Michał Gondko)

Mortua dulce cano - A Florilegium of Late Renaissance Lute Music (Michał Gondko)

Micha Gondko here plays the so-called ‘Presbyter’ lute that seems to be from the 16th century: at least it has...

Reviewed by David Fallows in issue: 06/2022

Review of Yoav Levanon: A Monument To Beethoven

Yoav Levanon: A Monument To Beethoven

Yoav Levanon is an 18-year-old Israeli-French pianist. This is his debut album for Warner Classics, a programme with the flimsy...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 06/2022

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