Reviews

Review of MYASKOVSKY; RACHMANINOV Cello Sonatas

MYASKOVSKY; RACHMANINOV Cello Sonatas

Bruno Philippe is still only 25 but you wouldn’t guess from the maturity of his musical thinking, which is coupled...

Decca
Reviewed by Harriet Smith in issue: 11/2015

Review of VIERNE; FRANCK Violin Sonatas (Ibragimova & Tiberghien)

VIERNE; FRANCK Violin Sonatas (Ibragimova & Tiberghien)

While we’re not short of top-drawer recordings of Franck’s Violin Sonata, I’m still not sure whether I’ve ever encountered it...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: 03/2019

Review of SIBELIUS Symphony No 1. En saga (Rouvali)

SIBELIUS Symphony No 1. En saga (Rouvali)

This is one terrific disc. For anyone who has ever mistakenly regarded the First Symphony as the romantic, Tchaikovsky-infused precursor...

Alpha
Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 03/2019

Review of JS BACH Das wohltemperirte Clavier (Pobłocka)

JS BACH Das wohltemperirte Clavier (Pobłocka)

Ewa Pobłocka’s name first came to my attention back in 1980, when she tied for fifth place in that year’s...

NIFC
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 03/2019

Review of SIBELIUS Complete Symphonies (Järvi)

SIBELIUS Complete Symphonies (Järvi)

This is the first complete cycle of the symphonies recorded by a French orchestra, which isn’t so strange considering the...

RCA Red Seal
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 03/2019

Review of Music For my Love Vol 2

Music For my Love Vol 2

I detailed the genesis of this extraordinary series for string orchestra – inspired not by some European aristocrat or royal,...

Toccata Classics
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 03/2019

Review of Nemanja Radulović: Baïka

Nemanja Radulović: Baïka

'Baïka’ is the French transliteration of the Serbian ‘bajka’, meaning ‘tales’. It is the title of the Franco-Serbian violinist Nemanja...

Onyx
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 07/2014

Review of VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Sea Symphony (Manze)

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A Sea Symphony (Manze)

Goodness, how spoilt for choice we are becoming in this repertoire! The fourth instalment in Andrew Manze’s Vaughan Williams symphony...

Onyx
Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 03/2019

Review of STRAUSS Horn Concerto (Robert Langbein)

STRAUSS Horn Concerto (Robert Langbein)

Christian Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle give us early and late Strauss in this beautifully programmed set, recorded during concerts...

Profil
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 03/2019

Review of SCHUBERT Symphonies Nos 5 & 8 (Abbado)

SCHUBERT Symphonies Nos 5 & 8 (Abbado)

How Schubert’s Fifth is played (and heard) in concert depends heavily on where it’s placed (Sibelius’s Seventh is another symphony...

Deutsche Grammophon
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 03/2019

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