Reviews

Written by the expert critics of BBC Music Magazine and with over a hundred new reviews added every month, the archive dates back to the magazine's launch in 1992 and now includes over 30,000 album reviews. We also provide our albums of the month that we recommend.
Recording of the Month
Sir Andrew Davis conducts visionary Vaughan Williams
Orchestral
John Eliot Gardiner leads a virtuosic album of Mendelssohn
Concerto
Batiashvili and Barenboim make a formiddable team in Sibelius and Tchaikovsky
Opera
Aida Garifullina gives a debut to remember
Choral & Song
Westminster choristers perform works by Bax, Finzi and Ireland
Chamber
Kirshbaum and Wosner pair up to perform Beethoven's complete sonatas and variations
Instrumental
Stephen Farr gives a compelling case for Leighton's organ music
Recording of the Month
Frank Peter Zimmermann gives a formidable performance of Shostakovich's Violin Concertos

This Month's Choices

April 2017

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