Review of Ieva Jokubaviciute: Northscapes

Ieva Jokubaviciute: Northscapes

Ieva Jokubaviciute’s first album was a tribute to Alban Berg. Here, she focuses on the Nordic and Baltic states, with...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 11/2021

Review of Reginald L Mobley: American Originals

Reginald L Mobley: American Originals

San Francisco-based Agave’s third album with countertenor Reginald L Mobley pays tribute to Florence Price with eight tracks, none more...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 11/2021

Review of J HALL Songs 'Bold Beauty' (Molly Fillmore)

J HALL Songs 'Bold Beauty' (Molly Fillmore)

The title of this album of songs by Juliana Hall refers to a poetry set that became Cameos, one of...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 11/2021

Review of DEMSKE Journey for One (after Schubert's Winterreise)

DEMSKE Journey for One (after Schubert's Winterreise)

The unwary might assume that Hilary Demske’s latest album is a transcription or reworking of Schubert’s great song-cycle, omitting the...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 11/2021

Review of RAVEL Ma Mère l'Oye BARTÓK from 44 Duos for Violin (High Low Duo)

RAVEL Ma Mère l'Oye BARTÓK from 44 Duos for Violin (High Low Duo)

When played on two electric guitars, the Mother Goose suite sounds less like Ravel transcribed than an Ennio Morricone score...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 11/2021

Review of Véronique Gens: Passion

Véronique Gens: Passion

A couple of years ago, Alpha issued ‘L’opéra des opéras’ (4/19), a new pasticcio made up of airs and other...

Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 11/2021

Review of Anna Netrebko: Amata dalle tenebre

Anna Netrebko: Amata dalle tenebre

Anna Netrebko’s new recital is about love and emotional darkness, heroines in extremis and confrontations with mortality, which takes her...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 11/2021

Review of George Gagnidze: Opera Arias

George Gagnidze: Opera Arias

Audiences in the UK will have had limited opportunities to see George Gagnidze perform. There was a minor role in...

Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 11/2021

Review of J STRAUSS II Waldmeister (Salvi)

J STRAUSS II Waldmeister (Salvi)

It’s always nice to put an operetta to an overture. Johann Strauss’s Waldmeister (1895) was a moderate success in its...

Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 11/2021

Review of SAINT-SAËNS La princesse jaune (Hussain)

SAINT-SAËNS La princesse jaune (Hussain)

Premiered at the Opéra-Comique 1872, in a double bill with Bizet’s Djamileh, La princesse jaune was the first of Saint-Saëns’s...

Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 11/2021

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