Reviews

Review of BARTÓK; BEETHOVEN; DEBUSSY String Quartets

BARTÓK; BEETHOVEN; DEBUSSY String Quartets

This disc is a sort of 10th-anniversary gift from the Benyounes Quartet to themselves: a programme of three works with...

Champs Hill
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 05/2019

Review of The Trio Sonata Project: JS Bach

The Trio Sonata Project: JS Bach

‘The Trio Sonata Project’ takes inspiration from the Baroque practice of arranging pre existing music by other composers for a...

Arcana
Reviewed by Mark Seow in issue: 05/2019

Review of ALWYN; CARWITHEN Music for String Quartet

ALWYN; CARWITHEN Music for String Quartet

The string quartet as a genre always held a special fascination for William Alwyn and while a young composer he...

Somm Recordings
Reviewed by Jeremy Dibble in issue: 05/2019

Review of JS BACH Solo Cello Suites (Gerhardt)

JS BACH Solo Cello Suites (Gerhardt)

Like many cellists, Alban Gerhardt says he has been wary of recording the Bach Suites before he was good and...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 04/2019

Review of MENDELSSOHN Piano Concertos (Lisiecki)

MENDELSSOHN Piano Concertos (Lisiecki)

This is the third account I’ve had of Mendelssohn’s concertos in as many months and, from the off, the young...

Decca
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 02/2019

Review of JS BACH Violin Concertos (Isabelle Faust)

JS BACH Violin Concertos (Isabelle Faust)

That Isabelle Faust and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin have let this Bach violin concertos album run to nearly...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 04/2019

Review of MAHLER Symphony No 7 (Fischer)

MAHLER Symphony No 7 (Fischer)

I honestly can’t remember hearing a performance of this extraordinary symphony that was so plainly in love with its ethos,...

Channel Classics
Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 04/2019

Review of Si vous vouliez un jour…

Si vous vouliez un jour…

Note that the simple, elegant air de cour would eventually form part of the basis for French Baroque opera. And...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 04/2019

Review of Perpetual Twilight

Perpetual Twilight

The first thing that strikes you about ‘Perpetual Twilight’ is the sheer number and quality of young tenors. Soloist after...

Signum
Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 04/2019

Review of ORFF Carmina Burana - Live from the Forbidden City

ORFF Carmina Burana - Live from the Forbidden City

DG celebrates its 120th anniversary by signing another ensemble and conductor from the East who have been developing increasing links...

Deutsche Grammophon
Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 04/2019

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