Recordings

This recital, presents a good range of the songs of Peter Warlock (who was born as Philip Heseltine in 1894), from the gentle fading of a September day in “Autumn...
Myra Hess died in 1965 aged 75 and is another of those pianists whose exposure and reputation has grown with the release of good quality releases of concert performances and...
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651) was perhaps one of the true originals of the Italian Baroque, and although he is best known today for his eccentric and highly effective lute and...
How to perceive Debussy’s piano music? Is it fundamentally an offshoot of Impressionism or a pianistic vehicle?If the former, you are looking for idiomatic fidelity, something like the versions by...
The complete piano music of György Ligeti (1923-2006) bounded by a release that re-issues two CDs which first appeared separately in 1996 and 1998 and now includes additional pieces which...
Pierre Boulez's survey of Mahler symphonies for Deutsche Grammophon – which started in 1995 – is drawing to its close. It only remains for No.8 and, should he choose to...
The piano was not exactly central to Elgar’s output. His own playing was, by all accounts, idiosyncratic and, apart from the Piano Quintet of 1918-19 he completed little of importance...
As Tully Potter’s booklet note points out, Brahms’s songs have fallen into relative obscurity and it is not difficult to see why. Unlike Schubert, Brahms was not a natural melodist,...
The current resurgence in LP vinyl records has been a blessing for DJs and vinyl junkies alike, with more and more new releases finding their way into a rejuvenated market....
It is always intriguing when a company is adventurous enough to promote a neglected composer. Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801-1866) deserves greater currency and his talent is clearly not represented by...
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