LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Mixed Start For Decca’s New Violin Poster Boy Randall Goosby
Randall Goosby, 25, Decca’s new poster-boy violinist offers a cocktail platter of musical bites, with technique as clean as a scalpel and a real sense of pleasure in how he plays.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Pleasant Surprise From Nico Muhly And Philip Glass
Finnish virtuoso Pekka Kuusisto turned for his premiere to Nico Muhly, a New York composer who used to assist Philip Glass, and has augmented this album with works by his minimalist master.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | A Wake Up And Smell The Coffee Album
A wake up and smell the coffee album, glistening with the swaying hips of a summer’s night on the Copacabana.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Nino Rota Keeps Us On Our Toes With Quicksilver Inspirations
An all-star cast of Berlin Philharmonic principals and pals trains the spotlight on a pair of trios and a nonet that Nino Rota wrote in Bari at the peak of his film productivity.
SCRUTINY | Against The Grain Theatre Strikes Gold Again With Holst’s ‘Savitri’
Against the Grain Theatre, Canada’s feisty, out of the box little opera company, has struck gold once again with 'Savitri'.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Why Don’t They Play This Music Over Airport Speakers?
If you are ever asked at Heathrow Airport to prove your residency by naming a work of English music, this album will do nicely.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Vadim Gluzman’s Beethoven And Schnittke Is A Highlight Of The Year (So Far)
Vadim Gluzman gives a gripping reading of Beethoven and Schnittke concertos, with aptly restrained support from the Lucerne orchestra and conductor James Gaffigan.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Reviving Europe’s Forgotten Female Composer
Vítězslava Kaprálová was a talent of rare eloquence and self-possession, too good to remain lost in the mists of time.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | This COVID-Year Album Is Demonstrably Irresistible
This COVID-year album by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and their departing conductor Vasily Petrenko is demonstrably irresistible.
SCRUTINY | Opera Atelier’s Film Of Handel’s 'The Resurrection' A Stylish And Dramatic Triumph
Elegant, tasteful, stylish, dramatic, this splendid two-act 90-minute film adaptation will prove to be another feather in the cap of co-artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Lajeunesse Zingg.