Review of BERG; SCHOENBERG; STRAUSS 'Longing'

BERG; SCHOENBERG; STRAUSS 'Longing'

Collectively titled ‘Longing’, this album juxtaposes songs by Strauss, Berg and Schoenberg written between 1885 and 1948 – encompassing two...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: AW21

Review of Tatiana Shebanova: Chopin - Solo works and works for Piano and orchestra

Tatiana Shebanova: Chopin - Solo works and works for Piano and orchestra

During the last decade of her life, pianist Tatiana Shebanova (1953-2011) recorded just about all of Chopin’s solo piano output...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: AW21

Review of Strings Attached: the Voice of Kannel (Anna-Liisa Eller)

Strings Attached: the Voice of Kannel (Anna-Liisa Eller)

The kannel, Estonia’s national instrument, is closely related to other box zithers common in the Baltic region, including the Russian...

Reviewed by Philip Kennicott in issue: AW21

Review of Christopher Herrick - Northern Lights

Christopher Herrick - Northern Lights

Hyperion’s last release in the ‘Organ Fireworks’ series was over a decade ago, although a kind of highlights disc appeared...

Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: AW21

Review of Ilya Gringolts: Ciaccona

Ilya Gringolts: Ciaccona

Prior to ‘Ciaccona’ landing on my desk, had someone mooted the idea of an album of solo violin music of...

Reviewed in issue AW21

Review of Jean-Yves Thibaudet: Carte Blanche

Jean-Yves Thibaudet: Carte Blanche

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the French pianist long resident in Los Angeles, has chosen to celebrate a milestone birthday with the release...

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: AW21

Review of Steven Isserlis: British solo cello music

Steven Isserlis: British solo cello music

Is it worth mentioning of a solo instrumental recital recorded during the summer of 2020 that it was born as...

Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: AW21

Review of STENHAMMAR Piano Music (Paolo Scafarella)

STENHAMMAR Piano Music (Paolo Scafarella)

In several respected and authoritative reference books I have on piano repertoire, (Karl) Wilhelm (Eugen) Stenhammar (1871-1927) simply does not...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: AW21

Review of KATÈLBEY 'A Dream Picture' (Rosemary Tuck)

KATÈLBEY 'A Dream Picture' (Rosemary Tuck)

Before anyone gets too sniffy about Albert W Ketèlbey (1875-1959), it is worth bearing in mind that by the late...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: AW21

Review of KAPUSTIN Piano Music (Yeol Eum Son)

KAPUSTIN Piano Music (Yeol Eum Son)

Yeol Eum Son (b1986) is a South Korean pianist who first came to public attention when she won the Silver...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: AW21

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