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 “I imagined the solo cello line...

Review: Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano & Concerto for Solo Piano,...

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Music review - Alkan, Symphony for Solo Piano, Concerto for Solo Piano / Paul Wee (piano) / BIS The High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★...

Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho

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Film review – Title: Parasite / Director: Bong Joon-Ho / Released: 2019 There seems to be something fundamentally odd with the decisions of major...

Mariss Jansons Obituary: a personal note

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Mariss Jansons, a sculptor of sounds I can't, and I don’t wish to write a standard obituary for Mariss Jansons. His music has affected me...

Review: Beethoven, Symphony 5 & 6, Janowski/WDR

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Review - Beethoven, Symphony 5 & 6, Marek Janowski/WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne / Pentatone The High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ This new coupling...

Review: Beethoven, Symphonies 1 & 5, Ivan Fischer / Budapest Festival...

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Review - Beethoven Symphony 1 & 5, Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Channel Classics The High Arts Review Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ This is an excellent...

Beethoven, Symphony 9, Haitink / Bavarian RSO

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Music review - Beethoven, Symphony 9, Bernard Haitink / Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Sally Matthews, soprano / Gerhild Romberger, alto /...

Joker, Todd Phillips

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Film review - Title: Joker / Director: Todd Phillips / Released: 2019 “When Dalí and Buñuel made “L’Âge d’Or” (1930), they wanted to start a riot, and...

Album Review: Destination Rachmaninov – Arrival (Piano Concertos 1 & 3)...

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Music Review Destination Rachmaninov - Arrival (Piano Concerto 1 & 3) - Daniil Trifonov / The Philadelphia Orchestra / Yanick Nézet-Séguin / Deutsche Grammophon The...

Beethoven, Complete Symphonies, Nelsons / Vienna Philharmonic

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Music review - Beethoven, Complete Symphonies, Andris Nelsons, Wiener Philharmoniker, Deutsche Grammophon The High Arts Review Rating: ★  ★  ★  ☆...