Reviews

Review of An American Song Album (Melody & Bradley Moore)

An American Song Album (Melody & Bradley Moore)

Melody Moore’s ‘An American Song Album’ feels personal and custom-made for her ample lirico spinto instrument. And that’s always a...

Pentatone
Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 08/2019

Review of SIBELIUS Kullervo (Dausgaard)

SIBELIUS Kullervo (Dausgaard)

Set down hard on the heels of an acclaimed concert performance in Glasgow during May 2018, Thomas Dausgaard’s new recording...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 08/2019

Review of SCHÜTZ Cantiones sacrae 1625, SWV53-93

SCHÜTZ Cantiones sacrae 1625, SWV53-93

Schütz’s Cantiones sacrae (1625) is not the easiest collection to situate within his output. The combination of Latin texts, consistently...

Linn
Reviewed by Fabrice Fitch in issue: 08/2019

Review of SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin (Williams & Burnside)

SCHUBERT Die schöne Müllerin (Williams & Burnside)

After giving us Winter Journey last year (Signum, 5/18), Roderick Williams now turns to Schubert’s great song-cycles in their original...

Chandos
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 08/2019

Review of SCARLATTI Quella pace gradita: The Recorder and Violin Cantatas

SCARLATTI Quella pace gradita: The Recorder and Violin Cantatas

Alessandro Scarlatti’s immense output includes a staggering number of chamber cantatas, nearly 800 in all, most of them for solo...

Glossa
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 08/2019

Review of PRAETORIUS Motets

PRAETORIUS Motets

The music of Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629) is clearly influenced by Giovanni Gabrielli and the Venetian polychoral style which flourished at...

Inventa
Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 08/2019

Review of L MOZART Missa solemnis (De Marchi)

L MOZART Missa solemnis (De Marchi)

Respect for Leopold Mozart seems often to be given grudgingly. His achievements include a major treatise on violin-playing and the...

Aparte
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 08/2019

Review of MACMILLAN One Equal Music

MACMILLAN One Equal Music

Large-scale choral works by James MacMillan, such as his early Seven Last Words from the Cross or the more recent...

Signum
Reviewed by Pwyll ap Siôn in issue: 08/2019

Review of LANDINI L’Occhio del Cor

LANDINI L’Occhio del Cor

With over 20 CDs of medieval music to their name, the (Italian) group La Reverdie are certainly well placed to...

Arcana
Reviewed by David Fallows in issue: 08/2019

Review of HOWELLS An English Mass. Cello Concerto

HOWELLS An English Mass. Cello Concerto

Commissioned for the 1977 Leith Hill Festival, Howells’s orchestration of the towering Te Deum that he wrote in 1944 for...

King's College Cambridge
Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 08/2019

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