Press enter to see results or esc to cancel.

Browse Recent Reviews:

 

Thu 27 Jun, 2019:
Dove: Run to the Edge; The Ringing Isle; Hojoki (An Account of my Hut); Airport Scenes; Gaia Theory

The meat on the bone in this collection of Jonathan Dove’s orchestral music is the dramatic cantata for countertenor, Hojoki (An Account of my Hut)....

Continue reading

Mon 24 Jun, 2019:
Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op 30; Ein Heldenleben, Op 40

Music-making of beguiling sheen and giddy coordination can be found on this blockbuster of a Strauss coupling from Oslo. And if Vasily Petrenko's...

Continue reading

Tue 11 Jun, 2019:
Chausson: Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op 19; Symphony in B flat major, Op 20

Composed between 1882 and 1892 and bearing a dedication to Henri Duparc, Ernest Chausson's glorious orchestral song-cycle, Poème de l'amour et de la...

Continue reading

Fri 07 Jun, 2019:
Brian: Symphonies Nos 7 and 16; The Tinker's Wedding: Overture

Alexander Walker’s survey of Havergal Brian’s symphonies with the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra is shaping up to be an invaluable series....

Continue reading

Tue 04 Jun, 2019:
Berlioz: Harold in Italy; Les Nuits d’Été

“All in all, Harold is a disappointing work in so far as the stern philosophy of its opening is not maintained” (J H Elliot in The Master...

Continue reading

Thu 23 May, 2019:
Lutosławski & Penderecki: Complete music for violin and piano – Lutosławski: Subito; Recitativo e arioso; Partita; Three Miniatures; Penderecki: Sonatas Nos 1 & 2

The Scottish-Polish duo violinist Michael Foyle and pianist Maksim Štšura couple two 20th-century Polish icons on their Delphian Records debut....

Continue reading

Mon 20 May, 2019:
Haydn: Die sieben letzten Worte (The Seven Last Words) – Orchestral Version

Daring to dig deep, daring to be emotional, daring to throw caution to the winds. They were the objectives of six string quartets formed from students...

Continue reading

Wed 08 May, 2019:
Ficino Ensemble: Winter – Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115; Sholdice: Winter; Ravel: Introduction and Allegro

Formed in 2012, the Ficino Ensemble has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading chamber groups. Its intelligently programmed, superbly played...

Continue reading

Fri 03 May, 2019:
Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op 120; Bagatelles, Op 119; Bagatelle ‘Für Elise’ WoO 59

Whatever Beethoven thought of Diabelli’s waltz (in two halves, each half repeated), it was the source of a unique set of variations that don’t...

Continue reading

Tue 30 Apr, 2019:
Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Volume 1

Thoughtful and measured, poetic and precise, Steven Devine takes a measured but crisply fluid approach that imbues this much recorded music with a...

Continue reading