Reviews

Review of MARSCHNER Hans Heiling (Beermann)

MARSCHNER Hans Heiling (Beermann)

A spot of research – but not in the regular catalogues – should uncover around half a dozen recordings of...

Oehms
Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 09/2019

Review of LEHÁR Die lustige Witwe (Malwitz)

LEHÁR Die lustige Witwe (Malwitz)

The Merry Widow wasn’t born a billionairess, and before Lehár’s masterpiece was a worldwide smash – and long before it...

Oehms
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 09/2019

Review of KAMINSKY As One

KAMINSKY As One

This is really rather good. Styled a chamber opera, As One (2014) is also a sequence of 15 songs (with...

Bright Shiny Things
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 09/2019

Review of FLURY A Florentine Tragedy; The Death of Sappho (Mann)

FLURY A Florentine Tragedy; The Death of Sappho (Mann)

Puccini and Busoni were among the composers who thought about setting Oscar Wilde’s steamy play A Florentine Tragedy as an...

Toccata Classics
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 09/2019

Review of DONIZETTI Il Castello di Kenilworth (Frizza)

DONIZETTI Il Castello di Kenilworth (Frizza)

Bel canto fans talk in reverent terms about Donizetti’s ‘Tudor trilogy’, Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux. Beverly Sills...

Dynamic
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 09/2019

Review of CAVALLI L'Ipermestra (Fentross)

CAVALLI L'Ipermestra (Fentross)

Released in the last couple of months, this striking pair of Cavalli recordings were both actually made more than a...

Challenge Classics
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 09/2019

Review of VIVALDI Musica sacra per alto. Arie e cantate per contralto (Delphine Galou)

VIVALDI Musica sacra per alto. Arie e cantate per contralto (Delphine Galou)

And still they come. Vols 59 and 60 in Naïve’s heroic complete Vivaldi Edition, now seemingly intent on the home...

Naïve
Reviewed in issue 09/2019

Review of The Pillar of the Cloud

The Pillar of the Cloud

Appointed music director at Magdalen College, Oxford, in 2017, Mark Williams is only now making his first statement with the...

Opus Arte
Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 09/2019

Review of Messes de Barcelone et d’Apt

Messes de Barcelone et d’Apt

This programme is built around two Mass settings and two manuscripts thought to preserve polyphonic music from the Papal liturgy...

Evidence Classics
Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 09/2019

Review of TCHAIKOVSKY Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. 9 Sacred Choruses

TCHAIKOVSKY Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. 9 Sacred Choruses

Tchaikovsky’s setting of the Liturgy has a fundamental place in the history of Russian sacred choral music. It was published...

Ondine
Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 09/2019

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