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Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Alkan Wee review

Review: Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano & Concerto for Solo Piano, Paul Wee

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Music review - Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano, Concerto for Solo Piano / Paul Wee (piano) / BISThe High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★...
Rachmaninoff piano concerto 2 gerstein petrenko

Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto 2, Kirill Gerstein, Kirill Petrenko/Berlin Philharmonic

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Music Review Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2, Kirill Gerstein (piano), Kirill Petrenko (conductor) / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Berliner Philharmoniker RecordingsApple Music has almost 300...
Codebreaker CD cover James McCarthy

Codebreaker (James McCarthy) & Ode to a Nightingale (Will Todd)

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This is a major new addition. Codebreaker is a 55-minute piece for choir, orchestra and soprano, composed by British composer James McCarthy and premiered...
Beethoven sonatas Osborne

Beethoven, Piano Sonatas op. 109, op. 110, op. 111, Steven Osborne

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Believe the hype and the accolades this release has received so far: this performance of the last three Beethoven sonatas is one for the ages.
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...
Alchemy Jalbert, Stucky & Vine

Alchemy (Music by Jalbert, Stucky & Vine), Jupiter String Quartet & Bernadette Harvey

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Music Review: Alchemy / Jupiter String Quartet / Bernadette Harvey (piano) / MarquisThis new release by Marquis features chamber works by three distinguished contemporary composers...
Levit Bach Beethoven Rzewski

Igor Levit’s Variations (Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski)

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Even though I had been thinking of reviewing this 3CD set, the fact that it was recently awarded the Gramophone Recording of the Year...
Beethoven violin concerto Duenas Honeck

Beethoven and Beyond (Violin Concerto and works by other composers), Duenas, Honeck, Vienna Symphony...

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Music Review Beethoven and Beyond, Maria Duenas (violin), Manfred Honeck / Wiener Symphoniker / Deutsche GrammophonEvery time a new version of a popular classic...

Szymanowski First Violin Concerto

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Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto can be described as sumptuous, lush, exotic. It is said that the composer himself was inspired by the Polish poet...
Sibelius Beethoven Tetzlaff Ticciati

Beethoven & Sibelius Violin Concertos, Tetzlaff, Ticciati

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Don't get me wrong, Tetzlaff is magnificent here, but the whole release is let down at places by Ticciati's understated orchestral contribution.