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Monday, May 27, 2024
Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Podger

Podger, Vivaldi Four Seasons

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This is not yet another recording of the Four Seasons. More importantly, this is not your standard historically informed account. This is fresh, insightful,...
Salonen cello concerto review

Review: Salonen, Cello Concerto, Yo-Yo Ma, LA Philharmonic

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Review - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Cello Concerto / Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / Salonen (conductor) / LA Philharmonic / Sony Classical“I imagined the solo cello line...

Zimerman, Schubert Sonatas D959 and D960

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Music review: Krystian Zimerman, Schubert Sonatas D959 D960 These are very interesting interpretations of the last two Schubert sonatas. Zimerman has always been what I'd...
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...
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...
American project review wang

The American Project review, Abrams, Tilson Thomas, Yuja Wang, Louisville Orchestra

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Music review Teddy Abrams, Michael Tilson Thomas, The American Project, Yuja Wang (piano), Teddy Abrams (conductor), Louisville Orchestra, Deutsche GrammophonSo, here's how it unfolded: Teddy Abrams,...
Beethoven Perahia Moonlight Hammerklavier Sonatas

Perahia, Beethoven Sonatas Moonlight & Hammerklavier

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This has been an anticipated release. Perahia recording two of the most famous Beethoven piano sonatas. Do we need another recording of the Moonlight...
Mahler 3 Haitink Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra BR Klassik

Mahler Symphony 3 – Haitink & Bavarian RSO

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This is an exceptional Mahler 3rd. Having compared a dozen CDs before writing this review, I can attest it displaces a lot of the...
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...
Dvorak Dudamel review

Review: Dvorak Symphony 7, 8, 9 Dudamel / Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Review - Dvorak Symphony 7, 8, 9, Gustavo Dudamel / Los Angeles Philharmonic / Deutsche GrammophonDvorak Symphonies 7, 8, 9 by Dudamel and the...