Review of PROKOFIEV Visions fugitives. Piano Sonata No 8 (Nicholas Angelich)

PROKOFIEV Visions fugitives. Piano Sonata No 8 (Nicholas Angelich)

Erato’s booklet essay quotes Poulenc’s admiring description of Prokofiev at the piano, which notes that ‘the tempo never, never varied’....

Reviewed by David Fanning in issue:

Review of LISZT Années de pèlerinage (Michele Campanella)

LISZT Années de pèlerinage (Michele Campanella)

Throughout his career, Michele Campanella, the Neapolitan pianist now in his 74th year, has been identified with the music of...

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 02/2021

Review of HANDEL Suites pour clavecin (Pierre Hantai)

HANDEL Suites pour clavecin (Pierre Hantai)

The booklet note for this release points out some interesting things about the trajectory of Handel’s ‘Eight Great’ harpsichord suites...

Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 02/2021

Review of BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas Vol 8 'Appassionata' (Martin Roscoe)

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas Vol 8 'Appassionata' (Martin Roscoe)

With Vol 8, Martin Roscoe comes within spitting distance of completing his Beethoven sonata cycle; the ninth and final instalment...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 02/2021

Review of DVORAK, BARBER, COPLAND 'From the New World' (Hansjorg Albrecht)

DVORAK, BARBER, COPLAND 'From the New World' (Hansjorg Albrecht)

The argument behind Hansjörg Albrecht’s latest release of transcriptions of famous orchestral works, which he dedicates to the memory of...

Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: 02/2021

Review of JS BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (Piotr Anderszewski)

JS BACH The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 (Piotr Anderszewski)

Piotr Anderszewski here poses a most intriguing question: what happens when you take a group of 12 Preludes and Fugues...

Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 9/1999

Review of Dear Mademoiselle - A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger

Dear Mademoiselle - A Tribute to Nadia Boulanger

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) taught so many composers and musicians that a list of her pupils reads like a who’s who...

Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 02/2021

Review of STANFORD String Quintets & Intermezzi

STANFORD String Quintets & Intermezzi

If I might indulge myself for a moment, I remember the first time I encountered Stanford’s First String Quintet –...

Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 02/2021

Review of SIMAKU 'Con-ri-sonanza'

SIMAKU 'Con-ri-sonanza'

The music of Albanian-born, York-based composer Thomas Simaku (b1958) is something of a well-kept secret, though two discs of his...

Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 02/2021

Review of Calidore String Quartet: Babel

Calidore String Quartet: Babel

Robert Schumann, the American Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winner Caroline Shaw and Shostakovich may not seem obvious string quartet bedfellows,...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue:

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