Reviews - Geohominid
Chopin: 24 Preludes - Gunther Rost
August 14, 2013
In my youth, I played both piano and organ. A life-long love of Chopin was instilled by my piano teacher, who started with the simpler numbers of Chopin's 24 Preludes Op. 28 and took me onwards from there. At no time did it enter my mind to play Op. 28 (or indeed any other work by Chopin) on an ...
The Phoenix Rising - Stile Antico
August 6, 2013
The eighth album from British choral group Stile Antico is here. Every one so far has been highly praised. Worry not, there are no signs of flagging, either of performance or programme. Specialists in music from the English High Renaissance, the group are here celebrating the centenary of an ...
Grieg: Complete Orchestral Works Vol. 3 - Aadland
August 5, 2013
A warm welcome to the third of Aadland's survey of Grieg's Orchestral Works, after a somewhat worryingly long gap. It is devoted to a cunningly chosen programme which features works associated with major developments in the composer's career. Most of the pieces originated in piano form - solo, duet ...
Schöne Welt, wo bist Du? - Kleiter, Gees
August 1, 2013
With a much applauded opera career behind her, Julia Kleiter is turning to Lieder. Her previous partnership with Prégardien in Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch () now follows with her first solo Lieder disc. She is partnered by Michael Gees, whose creative pianism on other Challenge Challenge albums ...
Holst: The Planets - Albrecht
July 30, 2013
Hearing Holst's 'The Planets' for the first time is usually a highly memorable experience. From the first performance of the complete 7 movement Suite, which took place in London on November 15, 1920 under the conductor-ship of Albert Coates, its popularity has reached the status of one of the ...