Reviews

Review of BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas Nos 4, 5 & 8 (James Ehnes)

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas Nos 4, 5 & 8 (James Ehnes)

I’ve said before that I don’t think James Ehnes is capable of making an unmusical sound, and the previous instalments...

Onyx
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 07/2020

Review of BEETHOVEN Complete Works for Fortepiano and Violoncello (Nicolas Altstaedt)

BEETHOVEN Complete Works for Fortepiano and Violoncello (Nicolas Altstaedt)

For this new recording of Beethoven’s music for cello and keyboard, Nicolas Altstaedt plays on a gut-strung Guadagnini cello from...

Alpha
Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 07/2020

Review of BEACH; ELGAR Piano Quintets

BEACH; ELGAR Piano Quintets

I have often wondered why the music of Amy Beach is not more loudly acclaimed. As part of a late...

Hyperion
Reviewed by Jeremy Dibble in issue: 07/2020

Review of Aspects of America: The Pulitzer Edition

Aspects of America: The Pulitzer Edition

The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917 to recognise excellence in journalism, arts and letters. It wasn’t until 1944...

Pentatone
Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 07/2020

Review of WEINBERG Clarinet Music (Robert Oberaigner)

WEINBERG Clarinet Music (Robert Oberaigner)

Weinberg’s works for wind instruments have been less well served on disc than those for strings. His three works for...

Naxos
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 07/2020

Review of VIVALDI Concerti per violino VIII ‘Il teatro' (Julien Chauvin)

VIVALDI Concerti per violino VIII ‘Il teatro' (Julien Chauvin)

Make sure you aren’t holding a cup of tea when you put this disc on. The opening chord is the...

Naïve
Reviewed by Mark Seow in issue: 07/2020

Review of VIVALDI Concerti per flauto (Giovanni Antonini)

VIVALDI Concerti per flauto (Giovanni Antonini)

It may seem strange that Il Giardino Armonico, founded as long ago as 1985 as one of the very first...

Alpha
Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 07/2020

Review of VASKS Viola Concerto (Maxim Rysanov)

VASKS Viola Concerto (Maxim Rysanov)

Most works by Vasks present, in one form or another, a journey towards the light – that of political emancipation...

BIS
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 07/2020

Review of SØRENSEN Concertos (Skalstad)

SØRENSEN Concertos (Skalstad)

Concerto form has provided Bent Sørensen with staging posts along his career beginning with his breakthrough violin concerto Sterbende Gärten...

Dacapo
Reviewed by Andrew Mellor in issue: 07/2020

Review of SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Nos 1 & 5

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies Nos 1 & 5

Diehard LSO mavens won’t need reminding that their orchestra has collaborated with many of the Fifth’s most celebrated advocates. These...

LSO Live
Reviewed by David Gutman in issue: 07/2020

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