Review of Fenella Humphreys: Caprices

Fenella Humphreys: Caprices

I almost began this review by saying that the caprice is the star of the show, but I checked myself,...

Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: 06/2022

Review of VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 'Transcriptions From Truro' (David Briggs)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS 'Transcriptions From Truro' (David Briggs)

David Briggs’s previous Vaughan Williams release for Albion (10/15) was an acclaimed bumper two-disc set ‘Bursts of Acclamation’, recorded in...

Reviewed by Malcolm Riley in issue: 06/2022

Review of RACHMANINOV Piano Sonata No 1. Moments musicaux (Steven Osborne)

RACHMANINOV Piano Sonata No 1. Moments musicaux (Steven Osborne)

The First Sonata is seldom encountered in performance, due to its half-hour length and the myriad interpretative challenges it poses....

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 06/2022

Review of MOZART Works for Piano Solo, Vol 1 (Federico Colli)

MOZART Works for Piano Solo, Vol 1 (Federico Colli)

Dear Federico, Since you’ve chosen to write a letter to Mozart in the booklet to your latest CD, I thought I’d...

Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 06/2022

Review of KREBS Keyboard Works, Vol 2 (Steven Devine)

KREBS Keyboard Works, Vol 2 (Steven Devine)

Johann Ludwig Krebs was among Bach’s most accomplished students, and like many of his students and Bach’s sons as well,...

Reviewed by Philip Kennicott in issue: 06/2022

Review of HAYDN; SCHUBERT 'Live at Esterházy Palace' (Grigory Sokolov)

HAYDN; SCHUBERT 'Live at Esterházy Palace' (Grigory Sokolov)

DG is making the most of its signing of Grigory Sokolov, one of the world’s greatest pianists and perhaps its...

Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 06/2022

Review of GRANADOS; JANÁCEK; SCRIABIN 'Arc I' (Orion Weiss)

GRANADOS; JANÁCEK; SCRIABIN 'Arc I' (Orion Weiss)

Orion Weiss approaches the oft-recorded Goyescas suite more as a classicist in line with recent versions from Garrick Ohlsson, Jean-Philippe...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 06/2022

Review of GNATTALI 'Moto Contínio' Piano Works (Luís Rabello)

GNATTALI 'Moto Contínio' Piano Works (Luís Rabello)

Radamés Gnattali (1906‑88) is apparently a familiar name to virtually all Brazilian musicians, though less so perhaps to musicians in...

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 06/2022

Review of Valentina Lisitsa: Chopin

Valentina Lisitsa: Chopin

‘Do we know how Chopin ought to be played or do we just think we do?’ asks the Ukrainian-born pianist...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 06/2022

Review of BEETHOVEN; BRAHMS; MOZART 'Variations' (Simon Trpčeski)

BEETHOVEN; BRAHMS; MOZART 'Variations' (Simon Trpčeski)

Simon Trpčeski’s new Linn recording of masters of the variation is likely to inspire admiration and astonishment in equal measure....

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 06/2022

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