Recordings

Born in 1979, Benjamin Wallfisch is making a real name for himself as a composer and a conductor. My one experience of him prior to receiving this CD was the...
Nicholas Maw (born 1935) might not be the first composer to come to mind regarding choral music but this new disc (recorded in March 2000!) collects all of his smaller...
These Mozart recordings under the Swiss musician Peter Maag (1919-2001), “a highly competent conductor whose repertory was extensive”, are full of interest.The (mono) Geneva tapings of symphonies 28, 29 and...
Jonathan Biss has impressed with his seriousness of purpose and his analytical prowess; and does so again. Whether it is too much for Schumann’s music is a matter for each...
Not only a marker of another New Year beginning but also an unchanging tradition that finds the best of Viennese dance music played with complete identity by the Vienna Philharmonic...
Sir Colin Davis memorably closed his period as music director of the Royal Opera House conducting this opera with a fine cast but in a rather controversial production that was...
This concert took place shortly after Shura Cherkassky's 84th-birthday and his characterful playing on this occasion proves as enthralling as when I first heard him a quarter-of-a-century earlier. Certain features...
Leopold Stokowski is not a conductor one immediately associates with Beethoven. Yet if there were to be one Beethoven symphony he should show an affinity with, it would be the...
The Lauridsen Effect' has long been in evidence in the United States where there can be scarcely any choir that has never sung his music. Morten Lauridsen (born 1943 in...
Recorded before EMI’s already-issued much-heralded last-ever studio-based opera recording of this work, with Plácido Domingo and Nina Stemme in the title roles, Warner’s release has taken a little while to...
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