Reviews

Review of VINE Aphorisms

VINE Aphorisms

It seems short-sighted for an emerging piano talent such as Lindsay Garritson to bring out a new CD without including...

Lindsay Garritson
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 04/2020

Review of MORAVEC Sanctuary Road

MORAVEC Sanctuary Road

The subject of Paul Moravec’s oratorio Sanctuary Road is William Still (1821-1902), one of the main activists running the Underground...

Naxos
Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 04/2020

Review of LENTZ Ending(s)

LENTZ Ending(s)

There’s no need to pigeonhole Daniel Lentz’s compositional aesthetic. He has traversed an array of styles throughout his productive career,...

New World
Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 04/2020

Review of Brahms in Transcription (Uriel Tsachor)

Brahms in Transcription (Uriel Tsachor)

During December 1914 and January 1915 Max Reger transcribed five Brahms symphonic slow movements for solo piano, which he deemed...

MSR Classics
Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 04/2020

Review of JS BACH Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Tomás Cotik)

JS BACH Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Tomás Cotik)

On this two-disc set of Bach’s Solo Sonatas and Partitas, Tomás Cotik’s deeply analytical playing adds to an exhilarating display...

Centaur
Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 04/2020

Review of Peter Nekoranec: French Arias

Peter Nekoranec: French Arias

Already the winner of multiple prizes, as well as a member of Oper Stuttgart’s ensemble, the 26-year-old Czech tenor Petr...

Supraphon
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 04/2020

Review of Chantal Santon Jeffery: Brillez, astres nouveaux!

Chantal Santon Jeffery: Brillez, astres nouveaux!

The conductor György Vashegyi and the soprano Chantal Santon-Jeffery are no strangers to Rameau. They appear together on Naïs (Glossa,...

Aparte
Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 04/2020

Review of VERDI "Traviata - Vous méritez un avenir meilleur"

VERDI "Traviata - Vous méritez un avenir meilleur"

La traviata has surely been subjected to as many directorial rethinkings as any opera in the repertoire, with Peter Konwitschny’s...

Bel Air Classiques
Reviewed by Hugo Shirley in issue: 04/2020

Review of THOMAS Hamlet (Langrée)

THOMAS Hamlet (Langrée)

Staged at the Opéra-Comique to mark the 150th anniversary of its premiere in the slightly grander setting of the Opéra,...

Naxos
Reviewed by Tim Ashley in issue: 04/2020

Review of ROSSINI Zelmira (Gelmetti)

ROSSINI Zelmira (Gelmetti)

There is a sense in which Zelmira, the last of Rossini’s Neapolitan operas, premiered in February 1822, is an elegantly...

Naxos
Reviewed by Richard Osborne in issue: 04/2020

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