Reviews

Review of HENZE Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa)

HENZE Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa)

This beautifully prepared recording issues the most compelling if belated of invitations to consider afresh a seminal work of the...

SWR Music
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 01/2020

Review of Handel Uncaged: Cantatas for Alto

Handel Uncaged: Cantatas for Alto

Part recital and part musical detective drama, ‘Handel Uncaged’ is, ironically, entirely captivating. At its centre is a premiere Handel...

Inventa
Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 01/2020

Review of GESUALDO Second Book of Madrigals

GESUALDO Second Book of Madrigals

The past few months have opened up a rich seam for Gesualdo enthusiasts, with an impressive new release from Exaudi...

Glossa
Reviewed by Fabrice Fitch in issue: 01/2019

Review of DVORÁK Stabat mater (version for soloists, choir and piano)

DVORÁK Stabat mater (version for soloists, choir and piano)

The timing given above is no misprint. Neither has Howard Arman made a Hervé Niquet-style dash through a score stained...

BR Klassik
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 01/2020

Review of DOWLAND 'Whose heavenly touch'

DOWLAND 'Whose heavenly touch'

When you think of the Argentinian soprano Mariana Flores you think of Monteverdi, Cavalli, Vivaldi, maybe even Frescobaldi. But Dowland?...

Naïve
Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 01/2020

Review of BRAHMS A German Requiem (1871 London Version. Lewis)

BRAHMS A German Requiem (1871 London Version. Lewis)

Contributions to the booklet from Katy Hamilton and the conductor Andrew Lewis make a persuasive case for this downsized, vernacular...

Naxos
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 01/2020

Review of Sarah Bob: Nobody Move

Sarah Bob: Nobody Move

Curated by Sarah Bob, the New Gallery Concert Series has been combining new music and visuals for the edification of...

Avie
Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 01/2020

Review of Lucy Parham: I, Clara

Lucy Parham: I, Clara

Clara Schumann knew a thing or two about multitasking. As the mother of eight children by her husband Robert, she...

Deux-Elles
Reviewed by Adrian Edwards in issue: 01/2020

Review of Nelson Freire: Encores

Nelson Freire: Encores

The idea of a studio disc of encores is a little odd, given that the essence of the genre is...

Decca
Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 01/2020

Review of Arthur Ancelle & Ludmila Berlinskaya: B Like Britain

Arthur Ancelle & Ludmila Berlinskaya: B Like Britain

The first thing to note about this intriguing disc is the eye-catching cover: the two pianists pictured in front of...

Melodiya
Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 01/2020

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