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Saturday, April 13, 2024
Bruckner 9 Schaller

Bruckner – Symphony 9 with completed finale (completion Gerd Schaller 2018), Schaller

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Review – Bruckner Symphony 9 with completed finale (Schaller completion 2018) / Philharmonie Festiva, Gerd Schaller (conductor) / Hänssler ClassicGerd Schaller has recorded completions of...
buniatishvili schubert review

Schubert Sonata & Impromptus, Khatia Buniatishvili

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Review: Khatia Buniatishvili, Schubert Sonata D960 & Impromptus D899 / Sony ClassicalIf you like the art of piano interpretation this album is for you. As...
Bruckner Symphony 9 Jansons review

Bruckner Symphony 9, Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

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Furtwangler, Jochum and Knappertsbusch knew how to mould these phrases and how to adjust tempo relations, making their performances unique. Jansons follows suit.
Mendelssohn Piano Concertos Brautigam review

Mendelssohn, Piano Concertos – Brautigam, Kölner Akademie, Willens

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Felix Mendelssohn, Piano Concertos Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano) Die Kölner Akademie Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)BIS RecordsThese are fleet performances of Mendelssohn’s super-exciting, exuberant piano concertos....
Mahler Symphony 2 "Resurrection" - Vanska, Minnesota Orchestra

Mahler Symphony 2 “Resurrection” – Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra

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Mahler, Symphony 2 "Resurrection" Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä (conductor)Sasha CookeRuby HughesMinnesota ChoraleBIS RecordsWhen you hear the lower strings opening the symphony so fiercely and...
best classical 2018

Best Classical Music Albums of 2018 (Top 5)

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This has been a great year for classical music and I've found it really hard to select only 5 releases. Many of my favourite...
Philip Glass symphony 11

Philip Glass, Symphony 11, Dennis Russell Davies

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Philip Glass, Symphony 11Bruckner Orchester LinzDennis Russell Davies (conductor)Orange Mountain MusicPhilip Glass, the non-minimalist composerIn my review for the Ólafsson album of the Philip...
Olafsson, Bach & Philip Glass review

Víkingur Ólafsson, Bach & Philip Glass

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Music Reviews:Philip Glass, Piano Works (selection) Víkingur Ólafsson (pianist) Deutsche GrammophonBach, Solo Piano Works (selection) Víkingur Ólafsson (pianist) Deutsche Grammophon  Philip Glass I have listened to a lot of different recordings of the...
Mahler Currentzis review

Mahler Symphony 6, Currentzis, MusicAeterna

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Review: Mahler, Symphony 6 "Tragic" MusicAeterna Teodor Currentzis (conductor) Sony ClassicalThis is not just another Mahler 6th. And this is no easy thing to say considering that the competition...
Rachmaninov Trifonov review

Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 2 & 4, Trifonov/Nézet-Séguin/The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Rachmaninov, Piano Concertos 2 & 4 Daniil Trifonov (piano) The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) Deutsche Grammophon, October 2018 When a piece of music is among your favourite works of...