Reviews

Review of FALLA La vida breve (Mena)

FALLA La vida breve (Mena)

Juanjo Mena’s recording of La vida breve was made in tandem with a concert performance, one of his last as...

Chandos
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 03/2019

Review of BRUCH Die Loreley (Blunier)

BRUCH Die Loreley (Blunier)

Emanuel Geibel’s libretto to Die Loreley is based on an invented saga dating from 1800 which claims a huge rock...

CPO
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 03/2019

Review of BENJAMIN Lessons in Love and Violence

BENJAMIN Lessons in Love and Violence

How many composers in history could claim that their latest opera had productions booked in six countries before it had...

Opus Arte
Reviewed by Richard Fairman in issue: 03/2019

Review of Jeremy Denk: c1300-c2000

Jeremy Denk: c1300-c2000

As ambitious recording projects go, this one must rank pretty high: so high, in fact, that it may be thought...

Nonesuch
Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 03/2019

Review of British Light Music: The organ of Usher Hall, Edinburgh

British Light Music: The organ of Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Although the Golden Age of the Town Hall Organist is – alas – just a distant memory for most of...

Delphian
Reviewed by Malcolm Riley in issue: 03/2019

Review of SCRIABIN Preludes (Dmitri Alexeev; Matthieu Idmtal)

SCRIABIN Preludes (Dmitri Alexeev; Matthieu Idmtal)

The Russian piano prelude owes almost as much to Scriabin as it does to Rachmaninov: numerically speaking, in fact, even...

Pavane
Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 03/2019

Review of SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No 9 WEBER Piano Sonata No 2 (Paul Lewis)

SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No 9 WEBER Piano Sonata No 2 (Paul Lewis)

This latest instalment in Paul Lewis’s Schubert pilgrimage certainly enhances his reputation. It is, as always, intelligently paced and shaped,...

Philips
Reviewed by David Fanning in issue:

Review of MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition RACHMANINOV Moments musicaux

MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition RACHMANINOV Moments musicaux

Collectors familiar with Jean-Philippe Collard’s excellent EMI Rachmaninov recordings will be pleased to see the pianist return to the composer....

La Dolce Volta
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 03/2019

Review of FAURÉ Complete Nocturnes (Eric le Sage; Nicolas Stavy)

FAURÉ Complete Nocturnes (Eric le Sage; Nicolas Stavy)

Two new discs, by Eric Le Sage on Alpha Classics and Nicolas Stavy on BIS, add further testimony that Gabriel...

Alpha
Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 03/2019

Review of CHOPIN Piano Sonatas Nos 2 & 3 (Eugen Indjic)

CHOPIN Piano Sonatas Nos 2 & 3 (Eugen Indjic)

The prospect of another recording of Chopin’s two most popular piano sonatas does not necessarily fill one with ‘a running...

Dux Recordings
Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 03/2019

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