Reviews

Review of BRITTEN Peter Grimes (Gardner)

BRITTEN Peter Grimes (Gardner)

You could now round up more than a baker’s dozen recorded versions officially released of Grimes in all formats, visual...

Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 9/2008

Review of Jorge Federico Osorio: The French Album

Jorge Federico Osorio: The French Album

I confess that before this I had not encountered Jorge Federico Osorio (born Mexico, 1951) but on this hearing I...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 10/2020

Review of Igor Levit: Encounter

Igor Levit: Encounter

Bach meets Brahms, with Busoni and Reger as enablers, and they all meet Feldman thanks to Igor Levit. The chorale...

Reviewed by David Fanning in issue: 10/2020

Review of RAVEL Piano Music (Ann Martin-Davis)

RAVEL Piano Music (Ann Martin-Davis)

Ann Martin-Davis’s new disc of Ravel, subtitled ‘The Language of Flowers’, is anchored by the Valses nobles et sentimentales and...

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 10/2020

Review of LISZT; THALBERG Opera transciptions and fantasies (Marc-André Hamelin)

LISZT; THALBERG Opera transciptions and fantasies (Marc-André Hamelin)

If I were allowed a two-word review of this disc, it would read as follows: buy it. But then, as...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 10/2020

Review of DOWLAND A Fancy: Lute music (Bor Zuljan)

DOWLAND A Fancy: Lute music (Bor Zuljan)

‘Melancholy struck Elizabethan England like an epidemic’, writes lutenist Bor Zuljan. Words, as it’s turned out, perfect for our own...

Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 10/2020

Review of CHOPIN Piano Sonata No 3. Mazurkas (Lukas Geniušas)

CHOPIN Piano Sonata No 3. Mazurkas (Lukas Geniušas)

I was blown away by Lukas Geniušas’s fantastical storytelling in his Prokofiev recording (4/19). For his new all-Chopin programme, my...

Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 05/2019

Review of Holger Groschopp: Early Busoni

Holger Groschopp: Early Busoni

Here are all of Ferruccio Busoni’s published piano pieces dating from his 11th through 17th years. The legendary pianist/composer may...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 10/2020

Review of BEETHOVEN Piano Works of the Young Beethoven (Jos Van Immerseel)

BEETHOVEN Piano Works of the Young Beethoven (Jos Van Immerseel)

Few keyboard players are able to match the Beethoven credentials of the Belgian conductor and fortepianist Jos van Immerseel, who...

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 10/2020

Review of JS BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Lang Lang)

JS BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (Lang Lang)

Hearing Murray Perahia, András Schiff or Angela Hewitt in Bach’s Goldberg Variations is akin to absorbing a substantial literary work....

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 10/2020

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