Berlioz: Requiem – Grande messe des morts
Javier Camarena (t), Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Concertgebouworkest / Antonio Pappano (dir)
RCO 19006 [83:41]
This live recording was...
Philip Moore: Organ Works
Stephen Farr, Harrison & Harrison organ (1962), St Albans Cathedral
Resonus RES 10284 [78:03]
Since his retirement from York Minster in 2008,Read...
The Piano: A History in 100 Pieces
This important new book by the...
Lilit Grigoryan plays Mompou
The piano works of Catalan composer Federico Mompou (1893-1987) are completely individual: elliptical, brief, taut. There is a sort of Webernian intensity to his...
Giving Voice to my Music: Choral Composers in conversation with David Wordsworth
Kahn & Averill ISBN 978-0-9957575-5-5, p/b, 326pp, illus, £25.00
A frustration when interviewing musicians for magazine articles with their specific word limits is...
Christopher Herrick, Steinmeyer organ (1930), Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
Hyperion CDA 68376 [71:58]
Approaching his ninth decade,Read More
Jesper Koch: Choirbook
Danish National Vocal Ensemble / Flemming Windekilde (dir)
Da Capo 6220627 [51:09]
A magnificent text for the times,Read More
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