Reviews

Review of Les Saisons Françaises

Les Saisons Françaises

The first thing to say about this debut recording from the young London-based Russian duo of Anna Ovsyanikova and Julia...

Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: 10/2020

Review of Makedonissimo (Simon Trpceski and friends)

Makedonissimo (Simon Trpceski and friends)

Don’t be fooled by the playful title. Simon Trpčeski’s exploration of Macedonian folk music, born at the 2017 Ludwigsburg Festival...

Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 10/2020

Review of Love and Death (Navarra String Quartet)

Love and Death (Navarra String Quartet)

The premise behind this album conjures up manifold possibilities, but the Navarra Quartet have devised an illuminating programme. Most perceptive...

Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 10/2020

Review of STRAVINSKY Music for Violin and Piano (Monteiro & Santos)

STRAVINSKY Music for Violin and Piano (Monteiro & Santos)

This is a fine traversal of Stravinsky’s output for violin and piano from two of Portugal’s most distinguished chamber musicians....

Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 10/2020

Review of SAY Complete Violin Works

SAY Complete Violin Works

Maverick, mercurial, outspoken, charismatic, Fazıl Say (b1970) is the composer-laureate of Turkey, as works such as the oratorio Nâzım (2001),...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 3/2004

Review of KUNC; LHOTKA; SLAVENSKI String Quartets

KUNC; LHOTKA; SLAVENSKI String Quartets

With a meagre legacy of classical music to call their own, Croatian composers in the first half of the last...

Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 10/2020

Review of KAUFMANN Chamber works (ARC Ensemble)

KAUFMANN Chamber works (ARC Ensemble)

Assistant to Bruno Walter, friend of Albert Einstein, author of an ethnomusicological dictionary in common use today: Walter Kaufmann has...

Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 10/2020

Review of DUNHILL; ERLANGER Piano Quintets

DUNHILL; ERLANGER Piano Quintets

The musical style of the naturalised Englishman and banker Baron Frédéric Alfred d’Erlanger, born in Paris of a French father...

Reviewed by Jeremy Dibble in issue: 10/2020

Review of DEVIENNE Trios (Le Petit Trianon)

DEVIENNE Trios (Le Petit Trianon)

I have heard Olivier Riehl’s flute-playing live in concert. It was a humid evening in Paris; despite the audience’s sweaty...

Reviewed by Mark Seow in issue: 10/2020

Review of DUTILLEUX; RAVEL String Quartets (The Ruysdael Quartet)

DUTILLEUX; RAVEL String Quartets (The Ruysdael Quartet)

I’d heard of the Ruysdael Quartet but hadn’t heard them play until this disc came my way, and now I...

Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 10/2020

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