Reviews

Review of WHITE Piano Sonatas Vol 2 (Jonathan Powell)

WHITE Piano Sonatas Vol 2 (Jonathan Powell)

The sonatas of John White – 180 and counting – rank among the largest and most varied corpuses of piano...

Convivium
Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 04/2020

Review of SOR The 19th-Century Guitar (Gianluigi Giglio)

SOR The 19th-Century Guitar (Gianluigi Giglio)

The salon and pedagogical miniatures of the 19th-century guitarist-composers Fernando Sor, Mauro Giuliani, Dionisio Aguado, Matteo Carcassi et al sound...

Somm Recordings
Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 04/2020

Review of SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas, Vols 3 & 4 (Llŷr Williams)

SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas, Vols 3 & 4 (Llŷr Williams)

Michelle Assay’s harsh yet accurate observations concerning Llŷr Williams’s initial Schubert volumes (2/20) sometimes mirror my mixed responses to the...

Signum Classics
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 04/2020

Review of SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas D958 & D894 (Adam Laloum)

SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas D958 & D894 (Adam Laloum)

In my version of Utopia, all professional pianists would start their day by playing through at least one of Schubert’s...

Sony Classical
Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 8/2003

Review of RUBINSTEIN Piano Sonatas 1 & 2 (Han Chen)

RUBINSTEIN Piano Sonatas 1 & 2 (Han Chen)

As far as I know, this is only the third recording of Rubinstein’s E minor Sonata and the second of...

Dyad
Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue:

Review of GRANADOS Goyescas (Jean-Philippe Collard)

GRANADOS Goyescas (Jean-Philippe Collard)

Given that Jean-Philippe Collard revels in music containing great harmonic subtlety (Fauré) and textual intricacy (Rachmaninov), it’s not surprising how...

La Dolce Volta
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 04/2020

Review of FEINBERG Piano Sonatas Nos 1-6 (Marc-André Hamelin)

FEINBERG Piano Sonatas Nos 1-6 (Marc-André Hamelin)

What happened to the great Russian composer-pianist tradition in the decades after the death of Scriabin and the emigration of...

Hyperion
Reviewed by David Fanning in issue: 04/2020

Review of Víkingur Ólafsson: Debussy; Rameau

Víkingur Ólafsson: Debussy; Rameau

After reviewing Vikingur Ólafsson’s disc of Bach (11/18) I was eager to hear what he’d do next and this certainly...

Deutsche Grammophon
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 04/2020

Review of CLEMENTI Piano Sonatas (Giacomo Scinardo; Soyeon Kate Lee)

CLEMENTI Piano Sonatas (Giacomo Scinardo; Soyeon Kate Lee)

Muzio Clementi’s 250th birthday was celebrated in 2002 with scholarly conferences in Perugia and Rome. Two years earlier, Ut Orpheus,...

Sony Classical
Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 04/2020

Review of BUXTEHUDE The Stradal Transcriptions (Meilin Ai)

BUXTEHUDE The Stradal Transcriptions (Meilin Ai)

Toccata Classics continues its mission on behalf of the piano transcriptions of August Stradal (1860-1930), covering compositions by Bach, Wagner,...

Toccata Classics
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 04/2020

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