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Bruckner symphony 8 Jansons review Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bruckner Symphony 8 – Jansons, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

"Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is the zenith of symphonic writing." — Sergiu Celibidache Is this the best symphony ever written? Quite possibly: even if it is...

Mahler Symphony 5 – Jansons, Bavarian RSO

BR Klassik’s output lately consists of first class performances. Like its recent Haitink Mahler 3, this Mahler 5 with the Bavarian RSO and Mariss...
NImrod Borenstein Violin Concerto

Nimrod Borenstein, Violin Concerto

Nimrod Borenstein’s Violin Concerto is a substantial work cast in four movements. It resembles the style of Prokofiev, Barber, Glass and -dare I say-...

Lindberg, Pettersson Symphony 5 & 7

The 16 symphonies of Allan Pettersson have often been described as music of pain, anguish, and sadness. They are unlike those of any other...
buniatishvili schubert review

Schubert Sonata & Impromptus, Khatia Buniatishvili

Review: Khatia Buniatishvili, Schubert Sonata D960 & Impromptus D899 / Sony Classical If you like the art of piano interpretation...

Currentzis and the BBC Music Magazine Opera Award 2017

The BBC Music Magazine award for Best Opera recording has been a justifiable victory for Currentzis and his forces for their recording of Don...
Alchemy Jalbert, Stucky & Vine

Alchemy (Music by Jalbert, Stucky & Vine), Jupiter String Quartet & Bernadette Harvey

Music Review: Alchemy / Jupiter String Quartet / Bernadette Harvey (piano) / Marquis This new release by Marquis features chamber...
Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Podger

Podger, Vivaldi Four Seasons

This is not yet another recording of the Four Seasons. More importantly, this is not your standard historically informed account. This is fresh, insightful,...

Zimerman, Schubert Sonatas D959 and D960

Music review: Krystian Zimerman, Schubert Sonatas D959 D960   These are very interesting interpretations of the last two Schubert sonatas. Zimerman has always been what I'd...
Codebreaker CD cover James McCarthy

Codebreaker (James McCarthy) & Ode to a Nightingale (Will Todd)

This is a major new addition. Codebreaker is a 55-minute piece for choir, orchestra and soprano, composed by British composer James McCarthy and premiered...