Newest Reviews

In Relations – song recital (Hänssler Classic)

A young soprano evidently to look out for, in a lovely debut recital [PT]

Ponchielli: La gioconda (Pristine Audio)

A great Callas recording is tidied up a bit, and her co-singers are brought into better focus [RMo]

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 21, 23 (Deutsche Grammophon)

A glimpse into Serkin’s final thoughts in works always central to his repertoire [SG]

Sibelius: Early Stereo Recordings (First Hand Records)

Surprises and little-known Sibelian nuggets [JW]

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Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Naxos)

A strong musical performance hampered by the directors’ silly concept and by technical issues with the sound [ST]

Arnold: Overtures (Chandos)

(Déjà Review) Hugely entertaining music conducted with incisiveness and flair [JQ]

Chopin: Nocturnes (Hyperion)

(Déjà Review) A Chopin player of decided viewpoints [JW]

Suk, Herbert & Dvořák: Inspiration (Sony Classical)

Beautifully played, intense Slavic serenades [SFV]