Review of Alexandra Whittingham: My European Journey

Alexandra Whittingham: My European Journey

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a musician in possession of talent and imagination must be in want of...

Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 08/2021

Review of Angela Hewitt: Love Songs

Angela Hewitt: Love Songs

You might want to buy this CD for the cover alone. It’s a close-up detail of John Singer Sargent’s wonderful...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 08/2021

Review of Introspection: Solo Piano Sessions (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)

Introspection: Solo Piano Sessions (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)

It is worth quoting the conductor-pianist’s thoughts on the genesis of this recording dedicated to his late teacher Anisia Campos...

Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 08/2021

Review of HAYDN Piano Sonatas Vol 2 (Roman Rabinovich)

HAYDN Piano Sonatas Vol 2 (Roman Rabinovich)

Roman Rabinovich follows up his earlier volume of Haydn’s piano sonatas (2/19) with this second instalment, once again responding with...

Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 08/2021

Review of GRANADOS Goyescas (Viviana Lasaracina)

GRANADOS Goyescas (Viviana Lasaracina)

This was my introduction to Viviana Lasaracina, another outstanding talent from the studio of Benedetto Lupo. Quite frankly, at first...

Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 08/2021

Review of COLES. HOLST Piano Music (James Willshire)

COLES. HOLST Piano Music (James Willshire)

The close academic and latterly informal relationship between Gustav Holst and Cecil Coles underpins this release of their piano music,...

Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 08/2021

Review of Kit Armstrong: The Visionaries of Piano Music

Kit Armstrong: The Visionaries of Piano Music

In a cogent and provocative essay introducing his recording of works by William Byrd and John Bull, pianist Kit Armstrong...

Reviewed by Philip Kennicott in issue: 08/2021

Review of BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas, Op 109-111 (Sunwook Kim)

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas, Op 109-111 (Sunwook Kim)

A word of warning: don’t start with the booklet. ‘The tessellated masonry [of the Kunstkraftwerk in Leipzig] allows music to...

Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 08/2021

Review of BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas, Vols 7-9 (Boris Giltburg)

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas, Vols 7-9 (Boris Giltburg)

To mark Beethoven’s 2020 anniversary year, Boris Giltburg set himself the task of filming all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 08/2021

Review of JS BACH Six Partitas (Mahan Esfahani)

JS BACH Six Partitas (Mahan Esfahani)

For his recording of Bach’s Partitas, Mahan Esfahani uses a harpsichord built by the workshop of Jukka Ollikka in Prague,...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 08/2021

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