Stephen Sondheim: Look, I Made a Hat
If nothing else, the second volume of Stephen Sondheim’s collected lyrics – collating material from the three decades to 2011 –Read More
Tchaikovsky: Concerto no 1 & solo works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt
Last year’s Tchaikovsky Competition prize winner brings a satisfying mix of panache and sensitivity to this much-recorded concerto, with exhilarating and searching accompaniment from...
Britten: On This Island; The Holy Sonnets of John Donne; Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo; Canticle I
Having committed a fine Winter Words to disc, Gilchrist and Tilbrook turn their attention to earlier Britten with equal success.Read More
Schoenberg: Complete Songs
A truly enlightening survey of Schoenberg’s entire Lieder output. Better-known cycles (especially Konrad Jarnot’s classy take on The Book of the Hanging Gardens) come off...
Clifford Curzon Edition: complete recordingsClifford Curzon (piano); conductors inc Szell, Solti, Kertesz, Britten Decca 4784389 (23 CDs plus DVD)
An essential tribute to one of the finest artists of the...
Festival: Misiones de Chiquitos Festival, Bolivia
There is an extensive network of early music groups around South America. The continent’s ensembles specialise in work from the Spanish and Portuguese colonial...
Festival: London Handel Festival
In a momentous year of international sport and culture for its host city, the 35th London...