REVIEW

CD & DVD

Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck present Bruckner's Symphony No. 4

08.10.2019

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director Manfred Honeck have recorded a new CD with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 which will be released...

Berliner Philharmoniker and Nikolaus Harnoncourt

08.10.2019

The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, release Franz Schubert's complete symphonies, the Masses no. 5 in A flat major and no....

Surely the best Mozart solo piano CD of the past year

04.03.2017

With playful, witty, childish, full of original and kindly embellished ornaments, the first sonata is a joy to start Prosseda's wonderfully executed Mozart

A great example of teamwork, reaches perfection on many levels

23.01.2017

Das Rheingold Marek Janowski conducts the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Pentatone 0827949040665 *****   A great example of...

Lacks clarity, but is filled with spirits

23.01.2017

Elgar: Enigma Variations & other orchestral works BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins Hyperion 0034571281018 * * * Lacks...

Amazing virtuosity and style

23.01.2017

C.P.E. Bach Cello Concertos Nicolas Altstaedt (cello) Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen Hyperion 0034571281124 * * * * * Amazing virtuosity...

Great musicianship and unleashed passion in the Rozycki

23.01.2017

Rozycki/Friedman: Piano Quintets Jonathan Plowright (piano) Szymanowski Quartet Hyperion 0034571281247   * * * *   Great musicianship...

Tough task of a Chopin programme fails

02.09.2016

Nargiz Aliyarova Plays Frederic Chopin Nargiz Aliyarova (piano) Etcetera KTC 1508 * * Tough task of a Chopin programme fails Nargiz Aliyarova...

A flexible voice that responds to a variety of Schubertian nuances

02.09.2016

Schubert: Goether Lieder Mauro Peter (tenor) Helmut Deutsch (piano) Sony 88875083882 * * * * A flexible voice that resonates and also responds...

Variety of tone and expression key to Sudbin's success

14.04.2016

D. SCARLATTI: 18 Sonatas Yevgeny Sudbin (piano) BIS 2138 * * * * * I initially thought that knowing Gramophone had chosen this as their CD of the...

Różycki Piano Concertos & Ballade in G Major

24.03.2016

Różycki Piano Concertos & Ballade in G Major Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra   Delightful discoveries from a...

From the archives: Bloody Mother

08.03.2016

A review on Stéphanie Argerich’s 2010 feature length documentary film "Bloody Daughter and a Child Mother" It was several...

Musical Bach, that is non-glamourous, full of nuance

14.04.2015

Bach: English Suites by Piotr Anderszewski * * * Piotr Anderszewski (piano) Recorded in the Philharmonic Concert Hall (Warsaw) Warner...

Inconsistent renderings of the Bartok concertos

09.02.2015

Bartok: Violin Concertos * * * Isabelle Faust (violin) Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding Harmonia...

Nice music making but the point of a "Dichterliebe' remake for cello and piano is difficult to find

09.02.2015

Schumann: “Dichterliebe” Op. 48, Fantasiestücke Op. 73. Andante and Variations Op. 46 * * * Jan Vogler (cello),...

Valuable for collectors, otherwise a bit of an overkill

09.02.2015

Wagner (Tausig), Verdi (Liszt) * * * Transcriptions & Paraphrases Orazio Sciortino (piano) Sony Classical   Why should...

A perfect Mahler reputation

09.02.2015

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder, Rückert-Lieder * * * * * Christian Gerhaher...

Does not work for me…

09.02.2015

J.S.Bach: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin (Vol. 2) * * Isabelle Faust (violin) Harmonia Mundi     The...

Kavakos, Leipzig Gewendhausorchester and Ricardo Chailly play Brahms and Bartok

09.02.2015

Brahms, Bartok * * * * * Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Leipzig Gewendhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly Decca   Before admiring...

No need to think twice to buy

09.02.2015

Rachmaninov: Piano Trios * * * * Vladimir Ashkenazy, Visontay, Lidstrom Decca     Good Rachmaninov music making,...

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