Reviews

Review of ADÈS In Seven Days (Kirill Gerstein)

ADÈS In Seven Days (Kirill Gerstein)

In Seven Days is the serious piano-and-orchestra work to Adès’s more display-orientated Piano Concerto (DG, 5/20), in which sense it...

Signum
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 05/2012

Review of DALLAPICCOLA Il Prigioniero (Noseda)

DALLAPICCOLA Il Prigioniero (Noseda)

Gianandrea Noseda’s powerhouse recording of Il prigioniero marks his return to Dallapiccola’s music after a gap of 10 years. An...

Chandos
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 08/2020

Review of Karina Gauvin: Nuits Blanches

Karina Gauvin: Nuits Blanches

It was in 2014 that Cecilia Bartoli donned her faux fur hat and headed to St Petersburg to unearth Baroque...

ATMA
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 08/2020

Review of Aleksandra Kurzak: Desire

Aleksandra Kurzak: Desire

For her first solo album in seven years, Aleksandra Kurzak makes a move into some unexpected repertoire. Her previous album...

Sony Classical
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 08/2020

Review of Sarah Traubel: Arias for Josepha

Sarah Traubel: Arias for Josepha

‘A lazy, coarse, shifty character, cunning as a fox’ was Mozart’s crisp verdict on Josepha Weber in a letter to...

Sony Classical
Reviewed by Richard Wigmore in issue: 08/2020

Review of Franco Fagioli: Veni, Vidi, Vinci

Franco Fagioli: Veni, Vidi, Vinci

Contrary to the chronic pun, Vinci neither composed an opera about Julius Caesar nor conquered Britain – although some of...

Deutsche Grammophon
Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 08/2020

Review of TELEMANN Miriways (Labadie)

TELEMANN Miriways (Labadie)

In all but name, Miriways is a German-language opera seria, with a happy ending after the characters have confronted –...

Pentatone
Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 08/2020

Review of STRAUSS Die Frau ohne Schatten (Thielemann)

STRAUSS Die Frau ohne Schatten (Thielemann)

The Vienna State Opera’s centenary production of Die Frau ohne Schatten last year was inevitably one of the hottest tickets...

Orfeo
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 08/2020

Review of MONIUSZKO The Haunted Manor (Nowak)

MONIUSZKO The Haunted Manor (Nowak)

This fantastic series of Moniuszko operas with period-instrument orchestras continues apace with Straszny dwór (The Haunted Manor), a four-act work...

NIFC
Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 08/2020

Review of MASSENET Thaïs (Davis)

MASSENET Thaïs (Davis)

Made in tandem with concert performances in Toronto last November, Andrew Davis’s recording of Massenet’s great parable about sex and...

Decca
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 11/2000

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