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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...
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-...

Currentzis, Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 “Pathetique”

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...

Trifonov, “Evocations”

Trifonov has already established himself as a leading pianist of our generation and this release has been met with some great reviews. What we...

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...

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...

Mendelssohn, Scottish & Reformation Symphonies, Manacorda

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...
Mahler 3 Haitink Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra BR Klassik

Mahler Symphony 3 – Haitink & Bavarian RSO

This is an exceptional Mahler 3rd. Having compared a dozen CDs before writing this review, I can attest it displaces a lot of the...

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...
Schubert Wand symphonies

Schubert Symphonies – Günter Wand

This is one of the most all-round satisfactory (digital) cycles of the Schubert symphonies. Gunter Wand has been called a master of the core German...