Recordings

Composer Colin Riley has launched a label, Squeaky Kate Music, with three discs that display different aspects of his attractive and versatile musical voice. Operating outside of genre associations, mingling...
Although not the first to record them, when James Judd and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra essayed Douglas Lilburn’s three symphonies for Naxos (8.555862, link below), they brought this fine...
Back in 2001, just after the premieres of Adrian Jack’s Fourth String Quartet and the occasional piece, 08.02.01, along with a revival of the Third Quartet, I wrote on The...
You might think there was enough live Richter out there, but such is the power of this great musician there is still room for something as exceptional as this release.Papillons...
This latest offering from the London Philharmonic’s own label carries an added poignancy, given Sir Malcolm Arnold’s untimely death on 23 September just under a month shy of his 85th...
If Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) had a relatively ‘small’ repertoire for both the concert hall and the opera house, it’s one that he nurtured with love, intensity and spiritual dimension.Paul...
Coming hard on the heels of Oliver Knussen’s Ondine collection (Alhambra Fantasy) of earlier works by Julian Anderson, this new disc brings the story (almost) up to date, documenting the...
Good intentions abound here. There is a later version of this work fully orchestrated by Rossini but Hyperion has chosen to use the original with its accompaniment limited to two...
The obvious comparison is with Douglas Boyd's recent searching but controversial recording of these two symphonies with Manchester Camerata.Marc Minkowski is full of subtlety but rarely do his musical inflections...
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