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
Janáček: Glagolitic Mass

'The performers respond wholeheartedly to the unabashedly operatic religious message'

Orchestral
Haydn: Symphonies Nos 78-81

'These four symphonies are done full justice by the Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone.'

Concerto
Montanari: Violin Concertos

'This disc unveils the music of one of the great Italian Baroque violinists'

Opera
Donizetti: Le Duc d'Albe

'The completed acts show Donizetti at the top of his form'

Choral & Song
Western Wind: Taverner • Court Music for Henry VIII

'The choral singing has a rare warmth'

Chamber
Forqueray: Suites Nos 1-5

'Highly idiomatic, often virtuoso writing'

Instrumental
Sokolov plays Schubert & Beethoven

'An epic journey in miniature'

Jazz
Connection

This Month's Choices

May 2016

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