Reviews

Review of MOZART Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mehta)

MOZART Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mehta)

This performance from 2017 is a re creation of the famous production first seen at the Salzburg Festival in 1965....

C Major
Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 02/2020

Review of LULLY Phaéton (Dumestre)

LULLY Phaéton (Dumestre)

Phaéton was the last of Philippe Quinault’s librettos for Lully to be based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses. After its premiere at...

Aparte
Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 01/2014

Review of GRÉTRY Raoul Barbe Bleue

GRÉTRY Raoul Barbe Bleue

Premiered in March 1789, months before the storming of the Bastille, Grétry’s take on the Bluebeard tale, as told by...

Aparte
Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 02/2020

Review of FALL Die Dollarprinzessin (Schirmer)

FALL Die Dollarprinzessin (Schirmer)

When Leo Fall’s Die Dollarprinzessin opened in Vienna in November 1907, one critic concluded that Fall ‘was almost too refined...

CPO
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 02/2020

Review of BEETHOVEN Leonore (Jacobs)

BEETHOVEN Leonore (Jacobs)

We recall that Fidelio was first given as Leonore – in Vienna in November 1805, in three acts – before...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 02/2020

Review of The Soldier: From Severn to Somme

The Soldier: From Severn to Somme

A year after Ian Bostridge’s ‘Requiem: The Pity of War’ (11/18), here comes another British singer with a moving commemorative...

Signum
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 01/2020

Review of Music for Milan Cathedral

Music for Milan Cathedral

This disc celebrates and contextualises the music of Hermann Matthias Werrecore (c1500-c1574), maestro di cappella of Milan Cathedral for nearly...

Delphian
Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 01/2020

Review of Elsa Dreisig: Morgen

Elsa Dreisig: Morgen

Elsa Dreisig’s striking debut album presented images of operatic characters (‘Miroir(s)’, 12/18). The French-Danish soprano, pianist Jonathan Ware and the...

Erato
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 02/2020

Review of Long Time Ago (Adèle Charvet, Susan Manoff)

Long Time Ago (Adèle Charvet, Susan Manoff)

‘An interior musical vibration invoking roots, emotions, passion, poetry and play, challenging the imprint of time, without denying its existence’,...

Alpha
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 01/2020

Review of Like to the Lark

Like to the Lark

This is a highly attractive and innovative programme of a cappella choral music which also makes use of solo instruments....

Chandos
Reviewed by Jeremy Dibble in issue: 01/2020

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