Reviews - Castor
Sibelius: Violin Concerto - Jennifer Pike
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An unashamedly populist Sibelius programme such as is found here represents something of a rarity for Chandos whose recordings more often than not plough the musical furrows of lesser known composers. Nevertheless, with performances as well played and recorded as here, this SACD will be welcomed by ...
Fantasien - Sivan Magen
March 6, 2014
This new SACD from the young Israeli harpist Sivan Magen demonstrates the marvellous range of sonorities and expressive possibilities that can be obtained from the modern double action pedal harp in the hands of a virtuoso performer like Magen. The imaginative choice of music on this recording ...
Couperin: Les Nations, Rebel: Les Caractères de la Danse - Florilegium
March 4, 2014
That Florilegium is one of Britain's finest period instrument groups is something to which their many award-winning recordings bear witness. Their repertoire is extensive and adventurous – ranging from Vivaldi and Bach to three marvellous discs of Bolivian Baroque – so each new release is likely to ...
Chopin: Piano Concertos - Fliter
February 26, 2014
The Argentinian-born pianist Ingrid Fliter, a winner of the prestigious 2006 Gilmore Artist Award and a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist has already made three recordings for the EMI label – one of Beethoven and two of Chopin – that have garnered much critical acclaim, but this new coupling ...
Basso Bailando - Rick Stotijn
February 25, 2014
The evocatively witty cover photograph on Rick Stotijn's wonderful new SACD 'Basso Bailando' gives an immediate flavour of the many delights contained on this disc. Who could fail to be captivated by the excitement and seductive tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla's 'Cuatro Estaciones Portenas', also ...