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.
Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw perform Satie
Recording of the Month
Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert de Leeuw perform Satie

'If you buy just one Satie disc in this anniversary year, this should be it.'

Orchestral
Sibelius Symphonies Nos 3, 6 & 7 conducted by Osmo Vänskä

'Vänskä adds a new depth to his contribution'

Concerti Bizarri
Concerto
Concerti Bizarri

'The ensemble's playing is deliciously alert and spirited'

Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore
Opera
Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore

'Richard Egarr brings springy energy to the score'

Virgil Thomson – Complete Songs
Choral & Song
Virgil Thomson – Complete Songs

'A formidable body of achievement'

The Danish Quartet play works by Abrahamsen, Adès and Nørgård
Chamber
The Danish Quartet play works by Abrahamsen, Adès and Nørgård
Boris Giltburg plays Rachmaninov's Moments musicaux
Instrumental
Boris Giltburg plays Rachmaninov's Moments musicaux

'Boris Giltburg has impressed with the intelligence and colouristic magnificence of his playing'

Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
Jazz
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

This Month's Choices

August 2016

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