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.

This Month's Choices

September

Abbado Bruckner 9 live
Recording of the Month
Bruckner

Claudio Abbado conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra

Stravinsky Rite of Spring Les Siècles
Orchestral
Stravinsky

A recreation of the Rite's premiere

Strauss's Elektra
Opera
Strauss

Starring soprano Evelyn Herlitzius

James MacMillan
Concerto
MacMillan

James MacMillan conducts his own chamber concertos

Julian Prégardien: An die Geliebte
Choral & Song
An die Geliebte

Songs by Beethoven, R Strauss, Weber and Wolf

Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: Complete String Quartets
Chamber
Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn

Complete String Quartets

Robert Smith: Tickle the Minikin
Instrumental
Tickle the Minikin

17th-century lyra viol music

Handel: Tamerlano
Recording of the Month
Handel

Xavier Sabata stars in Handel's 1731 opera