Reviews

Review of LUTOSŁAWSKI; PENDERECKI Complete Music for Violin and Piano

LUTOSŁAWSKI; PENDERECKI Complete Music for Violin and Piano

It was an astute move of the Foyle-Štšura Duo to combine the outputs for violin and piano by Lutosławski and...

Deutsche Grammophon
Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 11/2018

Review of KORNGOLD; ZEMINSKY Piano Trios (Stefan Zweig Trio)

KORNGOLD; ZEMINSKY Piano Trios (Stefan Zweig Trio)

The coupling isn’t as common as you’d think, which is explained in part by the contradictory currents that were swirling...

Ars Produktion
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 03/2019

Review of HOFFMEISTER Solo Quartets Nos 3 & 4

HOFFMEISTER Solo Quartets Nos 3 & 4

It’s possible to have mixed feelings about Franz Anton Hoffmeister. As a publisher, he gave the world Mozart’s Quartet K499;...

BIS
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 03/2019

Review of HENDERICKX Nostalgia

HENDERICKX Nostalgia

The number of string ensembles active may be considerable but Boho Strings is second to none in terms of its...


Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 03/2019

Review of DVOŘÁK Piano Quartets Nos 1 & 2 (Dvořák Piano Quartet)

DVOŘÁK Piano Quartets Nos 1 & 2 (Dvořák Piano Quartet)

It’s good to have another disc pairing Dvořák’s two piano quartets – not as popular a choice as you might...

Supraphon
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: AW17

Review of FAURÉ; CHAUSSON; SATIE Piano Trios

FAURÉ; CHAUSSON; SATIE Piano Trios

The Fidelio Trio made Editor’s Choice for their Ravel and Saint Saëns piano trios for Resonus (11/16), and this further...

Resonus Classics
Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: 03/2019

Review of BEETHOVEN Septet (Emma Johnson et al)

BEETHOVEN Septet (Emma Johnson et al)

Plenty of charismatic playing here, in a programme clearly planned to entertain. The main attraction is Beethoven’s Septet – not...

Céleste Series
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 03/2019

Review of Jorge Bolet: Berlin Radio Recordings, Vol 3

Jorge Bolet: Berlin Radio Recordings, Vol 3

According to Audite’s booklet, this is the final volume of Bolet’s (West) Berlin recordings made between 1961 and 1974. The...

Audite
Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 03/2019

Review of PUCCINI Madama Butterfly (Chailly)

PUCCINI Madama Butterfly (Chailly)

The premiere of Madama Butterfly at La Scala, Milan, in 1904 was famously one of operatic history’s great flops. So...

Decca
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 03/2019

Review of VIVALDI Il Giustino (Dantone)

VIVALDI Il Giustino (Dantone)

First performed in Rome in 1724, Il Giustino is among the most beautiful and cogent of Vivaldi’s operas. Using a...

Naïve
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 03/2019

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