Opera Now’s August DVD choice – Cav and Pag from Dutch National Opera
J.S. Bach: Meins Lebens Licht
Dorothee Mields (s), Alex Potter (a), Thomas Hobbs (t), Peter Kooij (b), Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe (dir)
Phi LPH 035 [58:35]...
Widor: Symphony 8
Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Cavaillé-Coll organ, St Sernin, Toulouse
Audite 97.774 [54:34]
This recording is clearly a personal passion for Dupont,Read More
English Song Collection
Naxos has re-released 25 albums of English Song in a single collection. Francis Muzzu is our guide through this often stirring and inspiring plethora...
Opera Now CD Choice: Mascagni’s Iris
Pietro Mascagni’s Iris,...
Arvo Pärt: Miserere
Anna-Maria Palii (s), Benno Schachtner (a), Andrew Lepri Meyer (t), Moon Yung Oh (t), Thomas Hamberger (b), Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks,Read More
César Franck: Trois pièces; Trois chorals
Pétur Sakari, Cathédrale Sainte-Croix, Orléans
Here is a perfect marriage of performer,Read More
The New Organ at St Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna
Deutsche Grammophon 4855180 [78:59]
After 30 years of silence,Read More
Opera Now online choice: Prokofiev’s The Gambler from St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre
This, the first operatic adaptation of Dostoyevsky, is not the most brilliant of Prokofiev’s compositions and is not often performed but it contains some...
Royal Opera stages first live performance in 14 months
The Royal Opera House has performed its first opera production on Covent Garden’s main stage since lockdown began in March 2020.Read More
Gillian Weir: A Celebration
Gillian Weir, various organs
Decca Eloquence 484 1435 (22CDs) [16:45:00]
Nearly a decade after her farewell performance in 2012,Read More
Cecilia McDowall: Sacred choral music
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Alexander Hamilton (org) / Stephen Layton (dir)
Hyperion CDA 68251 [69:56]
In her 70th year one doubts that McDowall...
Tenor Freddie de Tommaso’s debut album tops classical charts
Where All Roses Go
VOCES8 Records VCM 130 [72:00]
A Legend Reborn: The Voice of King’s
Fugue State Films FSFDVD 013
(2DVDs) [120:00; 109:51];
(2CDs) [50:39; 59:12]
Documentary exploring the 2016 restoration of the Harrison &Read More
Lise Davidsen – second solo album now out
Decca 485 1507
Opera Now’s April DVD choice: Fidelio from the Teatre an der Wien
From the hideous cultural decimation...
Bruckner: Mass in E minor; Motets
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Henry Websdale and Dónal McCann (org) / Sir Stephen Cleobury (dir)
Transcriptions for Organ
Lennart Morée, Hinsz/Van Dam organ (1781/1861), Martinikerk, Bolsward (NL)
STH Quality Classics CD 1420412 [72:44]
One of the few joys of being locked down...
Longborough’s Pagliacci: emotionally charged – at a safe distance
Review By Adrian Mourby
Towards the end of last year, Longborough Festival Opera presented a socially distanced production of Pagliacci.Read More