Recordings

It seems not long since I reviewed Hyperion's first recording of this music – a superb LP containing the first two opuses of Haydn’s Opus 71. At that time (1982)...
These recordings made by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Southbank Centre are brought together in a most attractive package displaying Vladimir Jurowski’s affinity for the music of Arthur Honegger....
The market isn't exactly flooded with recordings of string quartets playing Christmas Carols; the Bedfordshire-based Manor House Quartet has clearly spotted the gap and filled it with a disc of...
Vladimir Ashkenazy has been recording the music of Rachmaninov for over forty years as pianist and conductor, but here he records two of the composer’s bigger works for piano for...
Dublin-born Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was never destined to break through any musical boundaries, but working within accepted tradition he left us some finely crafted, invigorating and rather lovely music....
It is incredible, although immensely popular in his own lifetime, that the name of Antonio Vivaldi all-but faded into obscurity after his death in 1741. Doubly incredible because, following the...
Mendelssohn proved to be the natural heir to Beethoven in the development of the sonata for cello and piano, continuing to treat the two instruments on equal terms but further...
Some of the best and most worthwhile recordings of recent times have emanated from ‘live labels: The Wigmore Hall series consists of much more than souvenirs, recorded to a most...
The selections included in performances of Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream tends to vary slightly. Otto Klemperer's choices are quite close to that of the 1877 Breitkopf &...
If Otto Klemperer isn’t an obvious choice to conduct a Chopin piano concerto, then his muscular approach and weighty deliberation suits well the written-second, published-first E minor example. What is...
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