Review of Steven Schick: A Hard Rain

Steven Schick: A Hard Rain

Music for percussion is more abundant than one might assume. Beyond the confines of the symphony orchestra lies a vast...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 09/2022

Review of PRICE 'Scenes in Tin Can Alley' Piano Music (Josh Tatsuo Cullen)

PRICE 'Scenes in Tin Can Alley' Piano Music (Josh Tatsuo Cullen)

Little can be added to Andrew Farach-Colton’s detailed article in the November 2021 issue about the the life and art...

Reviewed by Jed Distler in issue: 09/2022

Review of KOHN Complete Works for Flute (Rachel Rudich)

KOHN Complete Works for Flute (Rachel Rudich)

Karl Kohn, Professor Emeritus at Pomona College in California, where he taught for over 40 years, made frequent appearances on...

Reviewed by Laurence Vittes in issue: 09/2022

Review of BOYER Balance of Power

BOYER Balance of Power

Bright, brash, breezy: attributes one often associates with American orchestral music and which Peter Boyer (b1970) delivers in spadefuls. Right...

Reviewed by Guy Rickards in issue: 09/2022

Review of JS BACH Violin Works, Vol 2 (Jason Vieaux)

JS BACH Violin Works, Vol 2 (Jason Vieaux)

In the period since he made his first recording of music by Bach (2009), guitarist Jason Vieaux has explored a...

Reviewed by Donald Rosenberg in issue: 09/2022

Review of WAGNER Tristan und Isolde (Welser-Möst)

WAGNER Tristan und Isolde (Welser-Möst)

To mix Wagnerian metaphors for an instant, the holy grail of Wagner’s Tristan seems to have been a frequent target...

Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 09/2022

Review of WAGNER Der fliegende Holländer (Lyniv)

WAGNER Der fliegende Holländer (Lyniv)

It’s a sure-fire bet that, in our age of ‘deconstructed’ stagings, two of the first items to disappear from view...

Reviewed by Mike Ashman in issue: 09/2022

Review of VERDI La traviata (Oren)

VERDI La traviata (Oren)

The urgency to record Lisette Oropesa in La traviata was inevitable after her breakthrough 2015 role debut as Violetta at...

Reviewed by David Patrick Stearns in issue: 09/2022

Review of SACRATI La finta pazza (Alarcón)

SACRATI La finta pazza (Alarcón)

‘What Song the Syrens sang’, wrote Sir Thomas Browne, ‘or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women,...

Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 09/2022

Review of RAMEAU Les fêtes d’Hébé (Vashegyi)

RAMEAU Les fêtes d’Hébé (Vashegyi)

A quarter of a century since William Christie’s iconic 1997 Erato recording, an alternative take on Les fêtes d’Hébé is...

Reviewed by David Vickers in issue: 09/2022

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