February 2023

Humour and Classical Music: Monty Python

by David Barker

wagner ring naxos

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Naxos)

An innovative and at times challenging production, with high calibre singing and playing [RWe]

Veggio, Ridio, Bertoldo: Complete Organ Music (Brilliant Classics)

Scandali could not have made a better choice than the oldest of the two organs in San Petronio [JV]

Malipiero: String Quartets (Dynamic)

A welcome reissue of Malipiero’s compact cycle [JW]

One Hundred Years of British Song Vol. 3 (SOMM)

Exemplary singing and sensitive accompaniment in a fascinating song recital [JF]

Bach: Cantatas for Bass (Harmonia Mundi)

Anyone wanting a HIP recording of these deservedly popular cantatas need search no further [GF]

Jonathan Tetelman (tenor) Arias (Deutsche Grammophon)

Tetelman will win many new admirers with this outstanding debut album [MC]