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Olafsson, Bach & Philip Glass review

Víkingur Ólafsson, Bach & Philip Glass

Music Reviews: Philip Glass, Piano Works (selection) Víkingur Ólafsson (pianist) Deutsche Grammophon Bach, Solo Piano Works (selection) Víkingur Ólafsson (pianist) Deutsche Grammophon   Philip Glass I have listened to a lot of different recordings of the...
The Taiga Syndrome, Cristina Rivera Garza κριτική βιβλίου

The Taiga Syndrome, Cristina Rivera Garza

Book Review: Title: The Taiga Syndrome Author: Cristina Rivera Garza Published: Dorothy, a publishing project (October 2018) The fairy tale imagery is apparent from the very beginning. But this...
Mahler Currentzis review

Mahler Symphony 6, Currentzis, MusicAeterna

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...
Rachmaninov Trifonov review

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

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...
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?...
Cusk, Kudos, book review

Rachel Cusk, Kudos

Author: Rachel Cusk Title: Kudos Published: 2018 Rachel Cusk’s works are important pieces of literature, in fact so important that they are the kind of books that...
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...
Hereditary film/movie review

Ari Aster, “Hereditary”

Title: Heredirary Director: Ari Aster Release date: 2018 So much has already been written about Hereditary: for some, it’s the new Exorcist, for others it’s a combination...
Tommy Orange "There there" review book cover

Tommy Orange, There There

Title: There There Author: Tommy Orange Published: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018 This is Tommy Orange's debut novel and what a debut it is. What we have here is a...