fbpx
Stenhammar Symphony 2 Lindberg review

Stenhammar Symphony 2, Lindberg

Is the Stenhammar 2nd symphony a great work? Listen to Lindberg’s account and you will realise that it is. And why shouldn’t it be?...
Brahms Symphonies Barenboim Staatskapelle Berlin review

Barenboim, Brahms, The Symphonies

This is Brahms as it should be. Bold, grand, shamelessly romantic. Of course, Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin have given us first-rate symphony cycles...
Nelsons Shostakovich Symphony 4 & 11 review

Nelsons, Shostakovich Symphonies 4 & 11

First the good news: This Shostakovich album by Nelsons is better recorded than the previous releases in this set (symphonies 5, 8, 9 and...
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...
Christian Lindberg, Steppenwolf (Viola Concerto) review

Christian Lindberg, Steppenwolf

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,...
Brabbins, Ferneyhough, La Terre est un Homme review

Brabbins, Ferneyhough, La Terre est un Homme

OK, this is as complex as it gets: Ferneyhough's La Terre est un Homme. It seems like a nightmare trying to imagine the rehearsals...
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,...

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...
Beethoven Missa Solemnis Suzuki BIS

Suzuki, Beethoven “Missa Solemnis”

The expectations run high when there is a new Suzuki release with his Bach Collegium Japan. It is really hard to find a weak...
Beethoven Perahia Moonlight Hammerklavier Sonatas

Perahia, Beethoven Sonatas Moonlight & Hammerklavier

This has been an anticipated release. Perahia recording two of the most famous Beethoven piano sonatas. Do we need another recording of the Moonlight...