Reviews - Castor
Bach: Double & Triple Concertos - Podger
May 19, 2013
The many admirers of the recordings by Rachel Podger and her Brecon Baroque will be delighted by the appearance of this second SACD of Bach concertos to join her previous Channel Classics release . This time the disc is devoted to double and triple concertos. Brecon Baroque is a one-to-a-part ...
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - Coote, Fritz, Albrecht
May 8, 2013
This is Marc Albrecht's first recording with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra since he became their chief conductor in 2011. He is also musical director of the Netherlands Opera, and the benefits of his wide experience working with singers in the field of opera as well as in the concert hall ...
Sibelius: Symphonies 1 + 4
April 30, 2013
Osmo Vänskä's reputation as arguably the foremost living interpreter of Sibelius will be further enhanced by this second volume of his fine Sibelius Symphony cycle with the Minnesota Orchestra. The earlier release highlighted the conductor's quite individual approach to these works, born of long ...
Wagner - Fischer
April 29, 2013
Performances of the music of Richard Wagner will for many be associated with Iván Fischer's elder brother Adam who has conducted complete Ring cycles at Bayreuth and in Budapest. Those, however, who follow the concert schedules of Iván Fischer and his phenomenally hard working Budapest Festival ...
Chabrier: Orchestral works - Neeme Järvi
April 22, 2013
This SACD is a real winner! All the favourites are here, España, Suite pastorale, Bourrée fantasque, Joyeuse marche, Habanera etc., but as so often with Jävi, the maestro has unearthed a couple of entrancing rarities to complete this generous Chabrier programme. The first of these is the lovely ...