Reviews

Review of DENNEHY The Last Hotel

DENNEHY The Last Hotel

In hotels things can fall apart. Dramas from Psycho to Peep Show have used hotel rooms as an outer expression...

Cantaloupe
Reviewed by Liam Cagney in issue: 08/2019

Review of BARBER Vanessa (Hrůša)

BARBER Vanessa (Hrůša)

Since it was unveiled at last year’s Glyndebourne Festival, Keith Warner’s handsome and perceptive staging of Barber’s Vanessa has probably...

Opus Arte
Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 08/2019

Review of ARNE The Judgment of Paris

ARNE The Judgment of Paris

Arne’s The Judgement of Paris, about the notorious mythological beauty contest that eventually provoked the Trojan War, was first performed...

Dutton Epoch
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 08/2019

Review of John Williams: Vivaldi etc

John Williams: Vivaldi etc

What a delight is this sixth and latest release from John Williams’s own JCW Recordings. Indeed, it takes me right...

John Williams
Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 08/2019

Review of Melvyn Tan: Miroirs

Melvyn Tan: Miroirs

For his latest solo CD, Melvyn Tan offers works by Ravel alongside pieces by other composers that somehow mirror the...

Onyx
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 08/2019

Review of Rebecca Maurer: Haydn and his London disciples

Rebecca Maurer: Haydn and his London disciples

The piano is a Broadwood from 1816, the two sonatas works composed during Haydn’s visits to London for such an...

Genuin
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 08/2019

Review of Rupert Boyd: The Guitar

Rupert Boyd: The Guitar

It may seem curious that of the 10 works (counting the Brouwer Estudios sencillos – ‘Simple Studies’ – as two,...

Sono Luminus
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 08/2019

Review of Ars longa: Old and new music for Theorbo (Elizabeth Kenny)

Ars longa: Old and new music for Theorbo (Elizabeth Kenny)

At first glance, it is hard to imagine anything cheerful coming from a theorbo. It even looks like an instrument...

Linn
Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 08/2019

Review of SCHUMANN Fantasie. Kreisleriana. Kinderszenen (Ponthus)

SCHUMANN Fantasie. Kreisleriana. Kinderszenen (Ponthus)

Listeners familiar with these oft-recorded works will notice that Marc Ponthus often favours faster and freer tempos than one commonly...

Bridge
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 08/2019

Review of SCHUBERT Late Piano Works Vol 1 (Andrea Lucchesini)

SCHUBERT Late Piano Works Vol 1 (Andrea Lucchesini)

The first volume in Andrea Lucchesini’s projected survey of Schubert’s late piano works cheats a bit by including the relatively...

The Originals
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue:

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