Reviews

Review of VIVALDI Juditha Triumphans (Savall)

VIVALDI Juditha Triumphans (Savall)

The ostentatious musical charms and theatricality of Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernes barbarie (1716) are served vividly in this live concert...

Opus 111
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 13/2001

Review of SCHUMANN Dichterliebe WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder (Prégardien)

SCHUMANN Dichterliebe WAGNER Wesendonck Lieder (Prégardien)

It’s been 25 years since Christoph Prégardien and Andreas Staier presented Dichterliebe as part of an album dedicated to Heine...

Challenge Classics
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 01/2020

Review of RORE Missa Vivat Felix Hercules. Motets

RORE Missa Vivat Felix Hercules. Motets

Rore’s Missa Praeter rerum seriem, which conceals a hidden tribute to his patron, Ercole II d’Este, has been recorded several...

CPO
Reviewed by Fabrice Fitch in issue: 01/2020

Review of PETTERSSON Vox Humana. 6 Sånger

PETTERSSON Vox Humana. 6 Sånger

Allan Pettersson’s cantata Vox humana (1974) was composed in close proximity to his choral Twelfth Symphony, De döda på torget....

CPO
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 01/2020

Review of Kathleen Ferrier in New York

Kathleen Ferrier in New York

A treasure, to be sure. Four years before Bruno Walter’s celebrated, indeed classic Vienna recording (1952) with Kathleen Ferrier, the...

Somm Recordings
Reviewed by Edward Seckerson in issue: 02/2020

Review of LISZT Complete Songs Vol 6 (Julia Kleiter)

LISZT Complete Songs Vol 6 (Julia Kleiter)

The German soprano Julia Kleiter joins Julius Drake for the sixth volume of Hyperion’s Liszt survey, which covers the years...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 02/2020

Review of KARLSONS Oremus: Sacred Choral Works

KARLSONS Oremus: Sacred Choral Works

Juris Karlsons is one of Latvia’s most distinguished composers, with an extensive output and having occupied some of the highest...

Ondine
Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 01/2020

Review of HELLINCK Missa Surrexit pastor bonus LUPI motets

HELLINCK Missa Surrexit pastor bonus LUPI motets

Forget the glamour of Hollywood’s Rat Pack, the 16th century had a Wolf Pack of musicians whose names derive from...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Edward Breen in issue: 01/2020

Review of HARVEY Evensong

HARVEY Evensong

Richard Harvey’s album ‘Kyrie’ (2017) saw the film composer rework and rearrange several themes and cues into a choral context....

Altus
Reviewed by Pwyll ap Siôn in issue: 01/2020

Review of Kate Lindsey: Arianna

Kate Lindsey: Arianna

Kate Lindsey’s second solo album, like her first (9/17), takes her away from the classic lyric repertoire with which she...

Alpha
Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 02/2020

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