Magazine article Gramophone

GRAMOPHONE: Editor's Choice

Magazine article Gramophone

GRAMOPHONE: Editor's Choice

Article excerpt

Martin Cullingford's pick of the finest recordings from this month's reviews

RECORDING OF THE MONTH

RAMEAU Pygmalion

Sols; Arnold Schoenberg Choir; Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset

Aparte

* DAVID VICKERS'S REVIEW IS ON PAGE 38

Christophe Rousset is consistently one of today's most brilliant Baroque conductors, unfailingly alive to the rhythm, drama and beauty of the music, as wonderfully demonstrated here.

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto. Romances

SCHUBERT Rondo

James Ehnes vn Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Manze

Onyx

Recording Beethoven's Concerto is a milestone for any violinist, and one James Ehnes here achieves in superb style.

* REVIEW ON PAGE 40

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A London Symphony

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins

Hyperion

A wonderful addition to the catalogue both of the work and of Martyn Brabbins, without doubt one of today's most insightful advocates of British repertoire.

* REVIEW ON PAGE 49

COMPERE Music for the Duke of Milan'

Odhecaton / Paolo Da Col

Arcana

Renowned in his day, Loyset Compere--whose 500th anniversary of death falls next year--was part of a rich musical court life in Milan. Odhecaton recreate the splendour gloriously.

* REVIEW ON PAGE 80

PADEREWSKI. STOJOWSKI Piano Concertos

Jonathan Plowright pf Polish Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra / Lukasz Borowicz

Warner Classics

A hugely enjoyable showcase of the piano's beauty at its most lyrical.

* REVIEW ON PAGE 46

DVORAK String Quintet No 3. Piano Quintet No 2

Pavel Haas Quartet; Pavel Nikl va Boris Glitburg pf

Supraphon

Another Pavel Haas Quartet disc, another triumph. They seem always immersed in all they play, both in terms of their rapport but their instinctive understanding of the score too.

* REVIEW ON PAGE 59

ESENVALDS 'The Doors of Heaven'

Portland State Chamber Choir / Ethan Sperry

Naxos

Esenvalds' music is given a splendidly evocative and heartfelt performance by this clearly very fine American choir, who seem alive to the music's colours, directness and beauty. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.