Reviews

Review of David Childs: The Symphonic Euphonium II

David Childs: The Symphonic Euphonium II

Vaughan Williams wrote his Concerto in F minor for bass tuba and orchestra for Philip Catelinet, who gave the premiere...

Chandos
Reviewed by Andrew Achenbach in issue: 02/2020

Review of The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque

The Godfather: Masters of the German & Italian Baroque

Who’s the one demanding respect here? Well, it’s Telemann, who stood at the font for Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. But...

Signum
Reviewed by Lindsay Kemp in issue: 01/2020

Review of Emmanuel Pahud: Dreamtime

Emmanuel Pahud: Dreamtime

This album’s title, ‘Dreamtime’, suggests a programme of quiet listening – a slew of soothing adagios, perhaps – but it’s...

Warner Classics
Reviewed by Andrew Farach-Colton in issue: 01/2020

Review of TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker (Jurowski)

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker (Jurowski)

Santa’s sleigh may have delivered this disc a fraction too late for our December issue, but then The Nutcracker isn’t...

Pentatone
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue:

Review of SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 10 (Jansons)

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 10 (Jansons)

What you might call the Mahlerisation of Shostakovich continues its grim march onwards. Forty and fifty years ago, it was...

BR Klassik
Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 01/2020

Review of SERKSNYTE Orchestral and Choral Works

SERKSNYTE Orchestral and Choral Works

Lithuanian new music is coming into its own, an impressive release of Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (5/19) now followed by one of...

Nonesuch
Reviewed by Richard Whitehouse in issue: 11/2010

Review of SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 5 (Lortie)

SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 5 (Lortie)

Gramophone Classical Music Awards Winner

Saint-Saëns’s piano concertos have been well served on disc in recent years, not least by Bertrand Chamayou’s double Gramophone Award...

BIS
Reviewed by Jeremy Nicholas in issue: 06/2019

Review of RÖNTGEN Piano Concertos Nos 3, 6 & 7 (Oliver Triendl)

RÖNTGEN Piano Concertos Nos 3, 6 & 7 (Oliver Triendl)

The German-born Dutch composer Julius Röntgen was nothing if not prolific. In addition to some 25 symphonies and three concertos...

CPO
Reviewed by Patrick Rucker in issue: 01/2020

Review of RAVEL Jeux de Miroirs (Javier Perianes)

RAVEL Jeux de Miroirs (Javier Perianes)

Fine though it is, this disc suffers, perhaps, from being too self-consciously programmed. Using what is effectively a palindromic structure,...

Harmonia Mundi
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 02/2020

Review of PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky; Lieutenant Kijé Suite (Fischer)

PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky; Lieutenant Kijé Suite (Fischer)

Thierry Fischer pairs two contrasting Prokofiev film scores in this Utah Symphony release: the gritty, rarely heard cantata Alexander Nevsky...

The Originals
Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue:

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