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Rachmaninov Trifonov review

Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 2 & 4, Trifonov/Nézet-Séguin/The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Rachmaninov, Piano Concertos 2 & 4 Daniil Trifonov (piano) The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) Deutsche Grammophon, October 2018 When a piece of music is among your favourite works of...
Nelsons Shostakovich Symphony 4 & 11 review

Nelsons, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 & 11

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First the good news: This Shostakovich album by Nelsons is better recorded than the previous releases in this set (symphonies 5, 8, 9 and...

Mendelssohn, Scottish & Reformation Symphonies, Manacorda

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There are many things to cherish in this new recording of Mendelssohn's 3rd and 5th symphonies. The Kammerakademie Potsdam with conductor Antonello Manacorda seem...

Rachmaninov Piano Concertos 2 and 3, Buniatishvili / Jarvi

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These are heartfelt, brilliant performances of the two warhorses. The playing here is not lightweight but rather brooding, revealing the dark colours of Rachmaninov's music. Both orchestra and pianist perform the concertos impeccably.
Christian Lindberg, Steppenwolf (Viola Concerto) review

Christian Lindberg, Steppenwolf

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It's no surprise that this disc is immediately accessible and a joy to listen to. Lindberg's own compositions have always been a rewarding experience,...
Alkan Wee review

Review: Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano & Concerto for Solo Piano, Paul Wee

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Music review - Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano, Concerto for Solo Piano / Paul Wee (piano) / BIS ...

Currentzis, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 “Pathetique”

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Currentzis seems to shock and awe with each new release. I had been eagerly anticipating this Tchaikovsky release, having been exposed to the conductor’s...
Mahler Currentzis review

Mahler Symphony 6, Currentzis, MusicAeterna

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Review: Mahler, Symphony 6 "Tragic" MusicAeterna Teodor Currentzis (conductor) Sony Classical This is not just another Mahler 6th. And this is no easy thing to say considering that the competition...
Bruckner 6 9 Nelsons review

Bruckner Symphony 6 and 9, Nelsons/Gewandhaus Orchestra

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Review: Bruckner Symphony 6 and 9, Wagner: Parsifal Prelude & Siegfried Idyll / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Andris Nelsons (conductor) / Deutsche Grammophon
Salonen cello concerto review

Review: Salonen, Cello Concerto, Yo-Yo Ma, LA Philharmonic

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Review - Esa-Pekka Salonen, Cello Concerto / Yo-Yo Ma (cello) / Salonen (conductor) / LA Philharmonic / Sony Classical