Newest Reviews

Stanford: Cushendall, Irish Song Cycles (SOMM)

Containing a number of recorded premieres, this is an attractive selection of some of Stanford’s many Irish songs [JQ]

Mozart: Orchestral Works (Dynamic)

A wonderfully played and very varied Mozart programme in extraordinarily vivid sound [RMo]

Échos de la terre (Cyprès)

A very successful album of elemental contemporary music [MBu]

Capriciosi affetti – Venetian Sonata of the Sixteen Hundreds (Stradivarius)

The programme is not very adventurous, but the performances are well worth hearing [JV]

Bowen & Clarke: Viola Sonatas (Alba)

Engineering sabotages decent enough performances of two British viola sonatas [JW]

Wagner: Parsifal (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) If you come to terms with some controversial aspects, you could be watching one of the finest all-round operatic performances you will ever see [JL]

Berkeley: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (Lyrita)

(Déjà Review) Great to have this landmark recording issued on CD [JF]

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Prokofiev & Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos (Mercury)

A wonderful, spellbinding disc; legendary recordings of legendary performances of the two concertos [PSe]