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Reviews added since April 2, 2018
Contributors to this update
José Luis Bermúdez (JLB)
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Paula Edelstein (PE)
Marc Haegeman (MH)
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Concerts | Books | Blu-ray Video | CDs, Blu-ray & SACDs

Concert Reviews

2018 Jan 17 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (fragments); Piano Concerto #1; Symphony #4
Ivan Bessonov, piano; Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre/Valery Gergiev (MH)
2017 Dec 9 Festival of Carols: Christmas carols we love
John West, organ; Lisa Edwards, piano; Shawn Kirchner, piano; The National Children's Choir; Los Angeles Master Chorale/Eric Whitacre & Jenny Song (PE)
2017 Nov 26 Liszt: Sposalizio, Totentanz, A Faust Symphony
Alice Sara Ott, piano; Brenden Gunnell, tenor; Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus/Simon Halsey; London Symphony Orchestra/Antonio Pappano (MH)
2017 Sep 24 Bernstein/Orff - Chichester Psalms/Carmina Burana
So Young Park, Nicholas Phan; Soloists; Los Angeles Master Chorale & Orchestra/Grant Gerson (PE)
2017 Sep 20 Bizet - Carmen
Ana Maria Martinez, Brandon Jovanovich, Amanda Woodbury, Alexander Vinogradov, Vocalists; Los Angeles Opera/James Conlon (PE)
2017 Aug 13 Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto #3, Symphony #2
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano; Latvian Radio Choir/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard (MH)

Book Reviews


DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews

  • Berg - Lulu by Petersen/Skovhus/Sindram/Klink/Bavarian State Orchestra/Petrenko - BelAir Classics Blu-ray 429 (RC)
  • Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande by Daviet/Mauillon/Alvaro/Lyrén/Bronk/Mathevet/Olcese/Malmö Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Pascal - BelAir Classiques Blu-ray 544 (RC)
  • Handel - Messiah by Herfurtner/Petrone/Schade/Immler/Salzburger Bachchor/Bach Consort Wien/Dubrovsky - Naxos Blu-ray 61 (RC)
  • Henri Dutilleux - L'arbre des songes by Kavakos/London Symphony/Rattle - LSO Blu-ray & DVD 3038 (RC)
  • Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde by Kaufmann/Vienna Philharmonic Orchesta/Nott - Sony 88985389832 (RC)
  • Mahler - Symphony #8 "Symphony of a Thousand" by Merbeth/Banse/Richter/Mattei/Chorus of the Bavarian Radio Symphony/Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeon Donostiarra/Tölzer Knabenchor/Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Chailly - Accentus Blu-ray 10390 (RC)
  • Maurice Delage - Quatre poèmes hindous by Bullock/London Symphony/Rattle - LSO Blu-ray & DVD 3038 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Romeo & Juliet, Op. 64 by Kochetkova/Karapetyan/Dancers of the S.F. Ballet/San Francisco Ballet Orchestra/West - Unitel Classica/C Major Blu-ray 739104 (RC)
  • Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé – Suite #2 by London Symphony/Rattle - LSO Blu-ray & DVD 3038 (RC)
  • Ravel - Le tombeau de Couperin by London Symphony/Rattle - LSO Blu-ray & DVD 3038 (RC)
  • Rimsky-Korsakoff - The Golden Cockerel by Garifullina/Loginova/Ilyushnikov/Feliauer/St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra & Chorus/Gergiev - Mariinsky Blu-ray+DVD 596 (MS)
  • Rimsky-Korsakoff - The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Tsanga/Militrisa/Guidon/Shagimuratova/Solovyova/Kravtsova/Vitman/Mariinsky Orchestra & Chorus/Gergiev - Mariinsky Blu-ray & DVD 597 (RC)
  • Shostakovich - The Golden Age by Kaptsova/Skvortsov/Lobukhin/Krysanova/Lopatin/Ballet of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia/Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater/Klinichev - BelAir Classics Blu-ray 429 (RC)
  • Verdi - Il Trovatore by Caria/Pirozzi/Shkosa/Pretti/Spina/Greco/Celsi/Pucci/Coro Lirico Marchigiano V. Bellini/Marchigiana Philharmonic & Complesso di palcoscenico Banda "Salvadei"/Oren - Dynamic Blu-ray 57769 (RC)
  • Verdi - Otello by Cura/Röschmann/Alvarez/Bernheim/Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor/Staatskapelle Orchestra Dresden/Thielemann - Unitel Classica/C Major Blu-ray 740104 (RC)

CD, Blu-ray & SACD Reviews

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
  • Halévy - La Juive, Acte IV: "Rachel, quand du Seigneur" by Kaufmann/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Handel - Messiah by Herfurtner/Petrone/Schade/Immler/Salzburger Bachchor/Bach Consort Wien/Dubrovsky - Naxos Blu-ray 61 (RC)
  • Haydn - Sinfonia Concertante, Hob I:105 by London Philharmonic/Busch - EMI 75103 (BW)
  • Heggie, Jake - It's a Wonderful Life by Burden/Trevigne/Gilfry/LuPone/Houston Grand Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Summers - Pentatone SACD 5186631 (RC)
  • Kodály - Concerto for Orchestra by Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta - Naxos 8.573838 (JT)
  • Kodály - Dances of Galánta by Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta - Naxos 8.573838 (JT)
  • Kodály - Dances of Marosszék by Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta - Naxos 8.573838 (JT)
  • Kodály - Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (Peacock Variations) by Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta - Naxos 8.573838 (JT)
  • Lalo - Le roi d'Ys, Acte III, Scène 1:"Puisqu'on ne peut fléchir… Vainement, ma bien-aimée" by Kaufmann/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Liszt - Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139 (1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 12) by Bolet - Audite 21.438 (JLB)
  • Liszt - Études d'exécution transcendante, S. 139, Nocturnes 1-3 by Bolet - Audite 21.438 (JLB)
  • Liszt - Études d'exécution transcendente, S. 139 by Ambrosoli - Dynamic 7801.02 (RC)
  • Liszt - Années de pèlerinage, 1ère année "Suisse", S. 160 (e1-VI) by Bolet - Audite 21.438 (JLB)
  • Liszt - Concerto for Piano #1, S. 124 by Ambrosoli/St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonietta of the Music Hall Theater/Mastrangelo - Dynamic 7801.02 (RC)
  • Liszt - Concerto for Piano #2, S. 125 by Ambrosoli/St. Petersburg Northern Sinfonietta of the Music Hall Theater/Mastrangelo - Dynamic 7801.02 (RC)
  • Liszt - Rhapsodie espagnole "Folies d'Espagne", S254/R90 by Bolet - Audite 21.438 (JLB)
  • Machavariani, Aleksey - You Full of Beauty by Senderskaya/Steinbuck - MSR 1647 (RC)
  • Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde by Kaufmann/Vienna Philharmonic Orchesta/Nott - Sony 88985389832 (RC)
  • Mahler - Symphony #8 "Symphony of a Thousand" by Merbeth/Banse/Richter/Mattei/Chorus of the Bavarian Radio Symphony/Latvian Radio Choir, Orfeon Donostiarra/Tölzer Knabenchor/Lucerne Festival Orchestra/Chailly - Accentus Blu-ray 10390 (RC)
  • Massenet - Le Cid, Acte III, Scène 3: "Ah! tout est bien fini!… Ô souverain, ô juge, ô père" by Kaufmann/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Massenet - Manon, Acte II: "Enfin, Manon, nous voilà seuls ensemble!… En fermant les yeux, je vois là-bas" by Kaufmann/Yoncheva/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Massenet - Manon, Acte III, Scène 2: "Toi! Vous!… N'est-ce plus ma main que cette main presse?" by Kaufmann/Yoncheva/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Thomas - Mignon, Acte III, scène 5: "Elle ne croyait pas, dans sa candeur naïve" by Kaufmann/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Massenet - Werther, Acte III: "Traduire… Ah! bien souvent…Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?" by Kaufmann/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Mendelssohn - Symphony #4 "Italian", Op. 90 by London Philharmonic/Busch - EMI 75103 (BW)
  • Meyerbeer - L'Africaine, Acte IV: "Pays merveilleux!… Ô paradis" by Kaufmann/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Moszkowski - En automne, Op. 36/4 by Bolet - Audite 21.438 (JLB)
  • Mozart - Symphony #36 "Linz", K. 425 by London Philharmonic/Busch - EMI 75103 (BW)
  • Mussorgsky - A Tear by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Au village by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Ein Kinderscherz by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - From Memories of Childhood by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - La capricieuse by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Near the southern shore of the Crimea by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - On the southern shore of the Crimea by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Sorochintsy fair: Fair Scene & Hopak by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Souvenir d'enfance by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - The seamstress by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Impromptu passioné by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Intermezzo in B minor "in modo classico" by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Méditation by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Polkao "Porte-enseigne" by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Rêverie on a theme of V. A. Loginov by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Mussorgsky - Scherzo in C Sharp minor by Scinardo - Dynamic 7786.02 (MS)
  • Obradors - Del Cabello más sutil by Senderskaya/Steinbuck - MSR 1647 (RC)
  • Offenbach - Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Acte IV: "Ô Dieu, de quelle ivresse" by Kaufmann/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/De Billy - Sony 88985390762 (RC)
  • Pickard, John - Binyon Songs by Williams/Simon - Toccata 413 (MS)
  • Pickard, John - Sixteen Sunrises by BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Brabbins - BIS 2261 (MS)
  • Pickard, John - The Borders of Sleep by Williams/Simon - Toccata 413 (MS)
  • Pickard, John - The Phoenix by Daniell/Lepper - Toccata 413 (MS)
  • Pickard, John - Concertante Variations by BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Brabbins - BIS 2261 (MS)
  • Pickard, John - Symphony #5 by BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Brabbins - BIS 2261 (MS)
  • Pickard, John - Toccata (Monteverdi) by BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Brabbins - BIS 2261 (MS)
  • Poulenc - Les Chemins de L' amour by Senderskaya/Steinbuck - MSR 1647 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution, Op. 74 by Ernst Senff Chor Berlin/Staatskapelle Weimar & Members of the Luftwaffenmusikkorps Erfurt/Karabits - Audite 97.754 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Romeo & Juliet, Op. 64 by Kochetkova/Karapetyan/San Francisco Ballet Orchestra/West - Unitel Classica/C Major Blu-ray 739104 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Piano #2 Op. 16 by Mustonen/Finnish Radio Symphony/Lintu - Ondine 1288 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Piano #5, Op. 55 by Mustonen/Finnish Radio Symphony/Lintu - Ondine 1288 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Violin #1, Op. 19 by Pietsch/German Symphony, Berlin/Măcelaru - Audite 97.733 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Concerto for Violin #2, Op. 63 by Pietsch/German Symphony, Berlin/Măcelaru - Audite 97.733 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Examination Fugue by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Melody by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Old Grandmother's Tales, Op. 31 by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Pesenki (Little Songs), Series 2: #7 by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Pesenki (Little Songs), Series 3 (excerpts) by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Pesenki (Little Songs), Series 4 (excerpts) by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Pesenki (Little Songs), Series 5 (excerpts) by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Scherzo by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Six Pieces, Op. 52 by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Suite "Lieutenant Kijé", Op. 60 by São Paulo Symphony/Alsop - Naxos 8.573620 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Suite "The Love for Three Oranges", Op. 33bis (March & Scherzo) by São Paulo Symphony/Alsop - Naxos 8.573620 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #1 "Classical", Op. 25 by Netherlands Radio Philharmonic/Gaffigan - Challenge SACD 72732 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #2, Op. 40 by State Academic Orchestra of Russia/Jurowski - Pentatone SACD PTC5186624 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #3, Op. 44 by State Academic Orchestra of Russia/Jurowski - Pentatone SACD PTC5186624 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #5, Op. 100 by Netherlands Radio Philharmonic/Gaffigan - Challenge SACD 72732 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Symphony #7 in C Sharp minor, Op. 131 by São Paulo Symphony/Alsop - Naxos 8.573620 (RC)
  • Prokofieff - Tarantella in D Minor by Dossin - Naxos 8.573435 (RC)
  • Verdi - I Due Foscari by Plácido Domingo/Meli/Pirozzi/Sedlevičius/Teatro alla Scala Chorus & Orchestra/Mariotti - C Major/Unitel Blu-ray 742104 (RC)
  • Verdi - I Due Foscari by Students of the Ballet Academy of the Teatro alla Scala/Teatro alla Scala Chorus & Orchestra/Mariotti - C Major/Unitel Blu-ray 742104 (RC)
  • Verdi - Il Trovatore by Caria/Pirozzi/Shkosa/Pretti/Spina/Greco/Celsi/Pucci/Coro Lirico Marchigiano V. Bellini/Carlo Morganti/Marchigiana Philharmonic & Complesso di palcoscenico Banda "Salvadei"/Daniel Oren - Dynamic Blu-ray 57769 (RC)
  • Weber - Overture "Die Freischütz" by London Philharmonic/Busch - EMI 75103 (BW)
  • Zeira, Mordechai - Layla, Layla Hebrew Lullaby by Senderskaya/Steinbuck/Sendersky - MSR 1647 (RC)
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