Recordings

Although Hyperion already has a fine set of Ravel’s piano music in its catalogue from Angela Hewitt, it says something for Steven Osborne’s standing that he should now offer his...
Wendy Nieper first came to prominence in the 1990s singing in local jazz clubs while studying classical singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Moving to London she joined The Swingle Singers...
Long before its own label was a reality, the London Philharmonic Orchestra decided to digitally record the without-soloist elements of this Friday-evening Dvořák concert for its archive. (The other work...
Among Sir Adrian Boult’s greatest commercial recordings is his 1973 account with the London Philharmonic of Brahms’s First Symphony for EMI, a performance of sheer rightness and deep satisfaction. From...
Frederick Delius (1862-1934) was born in Bradford and was destined to join the family (wool) business. After a stint in Gloucestershire, the young Delius was posted to Germany, Sweden then...
This well-programmed disc of Britten orchestral works gives Edward Gardner the chance to build on previous experience with the composer’s music in the opera house. There he conducted English National...
Here emerges a young baritone for the Lieder repertoire to take up the torch on the eventual retirement of Thomas Allen, Thomas Hampson, Wolfgang Holzmair, Simon Keenlyside and Thomas Quasthoff,...
Here is a Russian singer who began participating in vocal competitions at the age of twelve, who made her professional debut at sixteen, and who also won several international competitions...
Here is an intriguing musical resurrection: a Viennese-born composer who was a close contemporary of Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schumann but longer-lived than any of them. In his very thorough booklet...
The search for musical discoveries continues unabated in the recording industry. Wilhelm Kienzl (1857-1941) is known, if at all, as the composer of the opera “Der Evangelimann”, while vocal specialists...
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