Reviews

Review of Chen Reiss: Immortal Beloved - Beethoven Arias

Chen Reiss: Immortal Beloved - Beethoven Arias

The programme alone whets the appetite. The Israeli soprano Chen Reiss and Richard Egarr have concocted an offbeat selection of...

Onyx
Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 06/2020

Review of Prisma Vol 3

Prisma Vol 3

Whereas previous instalments of Navona’s mixed-composer ‘Prisma’ series have featured multiple performers, Vol 3 features just one orchestra, the Janáček...

Navona
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 06/2020

Review of Once Upon a Time (Skylark Vocal Ensemble)

Once Upon a Time (Skylark Vocal Ensemble)

What an alluring release this is, and not only because the music is built around two beloved fairy tales, Snow...

Skylark
Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 06/2020

Review of Longing: Chamber Music of Reza Vali

Longing: Chamber Music of Reza Vali

This sixth album from the Iranian composer Reza Vali is dedicated to love and longing as heard through a lavishly...

MSR Classics
Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 06/2020

Review of FARRENC Etudes & Variations for solo piano (Joanne Polk)

FARRENC Etudes & Variations for solo piano (Joanne Polk)

Since Joanne Polk has long championed piano music by important pioneering women composers such as Fanny Hensel and Amy Beach,...

Steinway & Sons
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 06/2020

Review of AMIRKHANIAN Loudspeakers

AMIRKHANIAN Loudspeakers

Charles Amirkhanian (b1945), composer, percussionist, record producer (not least of early discs by Antheil and Nancarrow, whose music Amirkhanian championed)...

New World
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 06/2020

Review of Daniel Moult: The English Organ

Daniel Moult: The English Organ

North German organs of the late 17th/early 18th centuries and French organs of the late 19th/early 20th centuries, along with...

Fugue State Films
Reviewed by Marc Rochester in issue: 06/2020

Review of Lucas Debargue: To music

Lucas Debargue: To music

Happy the young musician with a film-maker for a friend. At least if the film-maker is as talented – yet...

Naxos
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 06/2020

Review of The Long 17th Century: A Cornucopia of Early Keyboard Music

The Long 17th Century: A Cornucopia of Early Keyboard Music

Clearly not one to do things by halves, Daniel-Ben Pienaar – whose releases already include the complete Beethoven sonatas and...

Avie
Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 06/2020

Review of Yuval Zorn: Landscapes

Yuval Zorn: Landscapes

It’s not enough for Yuval Zorn to be one of today’s most distinctive symphonic and opera conductors; he’s also a...

Rubicon
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 06/2020

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