Reviews

Review of RADULESCU Complete Cello Works

RADULESCU Complete Cello Works

Having released editions of Cage and Feldman, Mode is now releasing the complete works of the Romanian spectralist Horațiu Rădulescu...

Mode Records
Reviewed by Liam Cagney in issue: 02/2020

Review of QUANTZ Flute Concertos (Greg Dikmans)

QUANTZ Flute Concertos (Greg Dikmans)

Johann Joachim Quantz cuts an intriguing figure on the contemporary visibility front. On the one hand, he was renowned in...

Resonus Classics
Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: 01/2020

Review of GAL Viola Music, Vol 1 (Hanna Pakkala)

GAL Viola Music, Vol 1 (Hanna Pakkala)

‘This sweeping lyricism … fundamental to Gál’s style’ is annotator Richard Marcus’s description of the opening melody of the Suite...

Toccata Classics
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 02/2020

Review of COKE Cello Sonatas

COKE Cello Sonatas

All three sonatas on this typically enterprising Lyrita anthology date from the years 1936 to 1941 – an especially fecund...

Lyrita
Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 02/2020

Review of BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Vol 2 (Ulf Wallin)

BRAHMS Violin Sonatas Vol 2 (Ulf Wallin)

The black-and-white publicity photos in the CD booklet show two quite severe-looking musicians (the pianist seems to be glowering), a...

BIS
Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 02/2020

Review of BEETHOVEN String Quintets Opp 29 & 104. Fugue op 137

BEETHOVEN String Quintets Opp 29 & 104. Fugue op 137

It’s perhaps not surprising that Beethoven’s string quintets feature less highly in his output than do similar works by Mozart...

Alpha
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 02/2020

Review of BEETHOVEN Septet REICHA Grande Symphonie No 1

BEETHOVEN Septet REICHA Grande Symphonie No 1

Two sestercentennial composers are celebrated here: one with an early chamber work that barely wants for recordings, the other with...

Aparte
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 02/2020

Review of BARTÓK; KORNGOLD Piano Quintets (Goldner Quartet)

BARTÓK; KORNGOLD Piano Quintets (Goldner Quartet)

In an interesting note for this valuable if somewhat uneven coupling, Ben Winters makes the point that ‘both quintets were...

Chandos
Reviewed by Rob Cowan in issue: 05/2012

Review of BACH; HANDEL 'An imaginary meeting'

BACH; HANDEL 'An imaginary meeting'

As its name suggests, ‘An Imaginary Meeting’ musically enacts one of the greatest missed opportunities in musical history – a...

Aparte
Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner in issue: 02/2020

Review of JS BACH 6 Flute Sonatas (Michala Petri)

JS BACH 6 Flute Sonatas (Michala Petri)

Mahan Esfahani is characteristically pugnacious in his defence of these six works, in terms of their quality and authenticity, and...

OUR Recordings
Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 02/2020

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