Reviews

Review of PARRY Songs of Farewell (Westminster Abbey Choir)

PARRY Songs of Farewell (Westminster Abbey Choir)

The four composers were all born within the two decades from 1848 and, to varying degrees, had an eye and...

Novum
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 11/2018

Review of LAMBERT; WALTON Façades

LAMBERT; WALTON Façades

Walton’s association with the Sitwells, who took the young composer under their familial wings in the 1920s after he left...

Somm Recordings
Reviewed by Jeremy Dibble in issue: 07/2020

Review of KREEK The Suspended Harp of Babel

KREEK The Suspended Harp of Babel

Whenever I have heard Vox Clamantis in concert it has been an amazing experience. Their clarity, their precision, their sheer...

ECM New Series
Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 07/2020

Review of JOMMELLI Missa pro Defunctis. Libera me. Miserere

JOMMELLI Missa pro Defunctis. Libera me. Miserere

The Requiem in E flat by Niccolò Jommelli (1714-74) became to the late 18th century what Mozart’s was to the...

Bongiovanni
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 1/2000

Review of HOLST The Cloud Messenger

HOLST The Cloud Messenger

Why, if you’re not the composer, would you arrange a large-scale score for much smaller forces? If it’s a question...

Delphian
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 07/2020

Review of HANDEL Messiah ... Refreshed!

HANDEL Messiah ... Refreshed!

The title ‘Messiah … Refreshed!’ is hype – this purposefully old-fashioned large-scale performance presents the version for modern symphony orchestra...

Signum
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 07/2020

Review of ELGAR Sea Pictures. The Music Makers (Petrenko)

ELGAR Sea Pictures. The Music Makers (Petrenko)

I was much taken with Kathryn Rudge’s contribution to Barry Wordsworth’s BBC CO anthology of orchestral songs by Elgar (Somm,...

Onyx
Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 07/2020

Review of BEETHOVEN A Chronological Odyssey (Cyprien Katsaris)

BEETHOVEN A Chronological Odyssey (Cyprien Katsaris)

A column in the March 2020 issue of Gramophone’s stable companion International Piano quoted a whopping 709 different recordings already...

Piano 21
Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 07/2020

Review of Ismo Eskelinen: Kromos

Ismo Eskelinen: Kromos

A kind of study for his 2013 guitar concerto Transit, Kromos is Sebastian Fagerlund’s way of exploring his own and...

BIS
Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 07/2020

Review of The Beethoven Connection (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)

The Beethoven Connection (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has chosen a particularly happy way to celebrate Beethoven this year. Rather than more Beethoven, of which Bavouzet...

Chandos
Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 07/2020

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