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Tue 13 Aug, 2019:
Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D795

Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside launch their survey of Schubert’s song cycles with a winning Die schöne Müllerin that bodes more than well for...

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Thu 01 Aug, 2019:
Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 – C major, K309; A minor, K310; D major, K311; Rondo in A minor, K511

“My concert duly took place yesterday, Wednesday the 22nd….then all of a sudden a magnificent Sonata in C major, out of my head and a Rondo to...

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Mon 29 Jul, 2019:
Rota: The Fellini Album

Deliciously heady and intoxicating, this delectably played compendium of Nino Rota’s scores for Federico Fellini’s era-defining films should...

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Mon 22 Jul, 2019:
Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen

Feted on DVD, all but ignored on CD, Johannes Debus’ fresh, fleet and often vibrant account of The Cunning Little Vixen benefits greatly from his...

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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)....

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Thu 25 Apr, 2019:
Grace Williams: Violin Sonata; Sextet for Oboe, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano; Suite for Nine Instruments; Romanza; Sarabande; Rondo for Dancing

Glancingly featured on disc, Welsh composer Grace Williams (1906-77) receives a welcome boost with this sympathetically played chamber music...

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Sun 21 Apr, 2019:
Berlioz: L’enfance du Christ

The sesquicentennial commemorations of Berlioz’s death in 1869 get under way with his ‘sacred trilogy’ L’enfance du Christ in a recording that...

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Mon 08 Apr, 2019:
Gál: Das Lied der Nacht

Hans Gál’s ‘dramatic ballad’ Das Lied der Nacht was premiered to glowing reviews in 1926. Banned by the Nazis, it was last staged in 1930...

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