Review of Jean Rondeau: Melancholy Grace

Jean Rondeau: Melancholy Grace

In September 1878 Brahms wrote to the conductor Bernhard Scholz: ‘I am coming with a large beard! Prepare your wife...

Reviewed by Mark Seow in issue: 07/2021

Review of Justin Taylor: La famille Rameau

Justin Taylor: La famille Rameau

The prodigiously talented Franco-American harpsichordist Justin Taylor follows a critically acclaimed earlier album devoted to the Forqueray family (11/16) with...

Reviewed by Philip Kennicott in issue: 07/2021

Review of Craig Ogden in Concert

Craig Ogden in Concert

It’s been far too long since I last heard my fellow West Australian Craig Odgen live in concert. So this...

Reviewed by William Yeoman in issue: 07/2021

Review of VLADIGEROV Exotic preludes & Impressions (Nadejda Vlaeva)

VLADIGEROV Exotic preludes & Impressions (Nadejda Vlaeva)

Slowly but surely, the great Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov’s sizeable output of piano works is finally getting serious attention on...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 07/2021

Review of MEDTNER Piano works, Vol 1 (Frank Huang)

MEDTNER Piano works, Vol 1 (Frank Huang)

Frank Huang first caught my attention through his 2017 Centaur release devoted to the jazzily inventive piano music of Jack...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 07/2021

Review of HAYDN Piano Sonatas, Vol 2 (Markus Becker)

HAYDN Piano Sonatas, Vol 2 (Markus Becker)

Previously lauded for his 12-disc Reger survey (Thorofon, A/02), Markus Becker issued his first Haydn album four years ago. Now...

Reviewed by Michelle Assay in issue: 07/2021

Review of FERNEYHOUGH Complete Piano Music 1965-2018 (Ian Pace)

FERNEYHOUGH Complete Piano Music 1965-2018 (Ian Pace)

In his thought-provoking booklet essay, Ian Pace considers the notational complexity of Brian Ferneyhough’s scores as being less a directive...

Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 07/2021

Review of VAN EYCK Der Fluyten Lust-Hof (François Lazarevitch)

VAN EYCK Der Fluyten Lust-Hof (François Lazarevitch)

Jacob van Eyck’s two volumes of Der Fluyten Lust-hof (1640s) apparently count as the largest-ever collection of music for a...

Reviewed by David Fallows in issue: 07/2021

Review of Michael Dussek: Romantic Revolution

Michael Dussek: Romantic Revolution

Michael Dussek can’t be sure whether he’s descended from the 18th-/19th-century Bohemian composer Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812). Nevertheless, the nominative...

Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 07/2021

Review of DURUFLÉ Complete organ works (Thomas Trotter)

DURUFLÉ Complete organ works (Thomas Trotter)

With the 2016 rebuild of the King’s College chapel organ, celebrated on a magnificent recent DVD release from Fugue State...

Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: 07/2021

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