Review of SCHUBERT Winterreise (Joyce DiDonato)

SCHUBERT Winterreise (Joyce DiDonato)

Few singers these days have either the force of personality or the box-office draw to be able to present Winterreise...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 05/2021

Review of SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin (Andrè Schuen)

SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin (Andrè Schuen)

The freshness of youth is an essential asset in Schubert’s mill cycle. Andrè Schuen’s handsome, ductile baritone has it in...

Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 05/2021

Review of PERGOLESI Stabat Mater (Ensemble Resonanz. Château de Versailles Spectacles)

PERGOLESI Stabat Mater (Ensemble Resonanz. Château de Versailles Spectacles)

We know little about the genesis of Pergolesi’s Stabat mater other than that it was composed in 1736, during his...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 05/2021

Review of MONTEVERDI 'Il Delirio Della Passione' (Anna Lucia Richter)

MONTEVERDI 'Il Delirio Della Passione' (Anna Lucia Richter)

For committed Monteverdians, there are no surprises in this selection. Stylistically wide-ranging in its choices, it explores the ground of...

Reviewed by Iain Fenlon in issue: 05/2021

Review of MONTEVERDI Il Terzo Libro de Madrigali (Alessandrini)

MONTEVERDI Il Terzo Libro de Madrigali (Alessandrini)

'Prima le parole, dopo la musica’ – we all know the score when it comes to Monteverdi. But, as Rinaldo...

Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 05/2021

Review of BRUCKNER; M HAYDN Motets

BRUCKNER; M HAYDN Motets

Of particular interest here are the motets by Michael Haydn, recordings of which remain comparatively scarce. The earliest of the...

Reviewed by Christian Hoskins in issue: 05/2021

Review of Sandrine Piau: Clair-Obscur

Sandrine Piau: Clair-Obscur

On paper this new album from French soprano Sandrine Piau looks enticing enough. Listening to it, though, one realises quite...

Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 05/2021

Review of JS BACH 'Soli Deo Gloria'

JS BACH 'Soli Deo Gloria'

Two church cantatas here for the weeks after Trinity: No 21 composed for Weimar in 1714 and No 76 from...

Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 05/2021

Review of ARNESEN Holy Spirit Mass

ARNESEN Holy Spirit Mass

For several decades the North American choral scene has been an important market for British composers such as Rutter, Carter,...

Reviewed by Malcolm Riley in issue: 05/2021

Review of A Legend Reborn: The Voice of King’s

A Legend Reborn: The Voice of King’s

The chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, is known around the world, in the words of David Briggs, who narrates this...

Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: 05/2021

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