Monthly Choice

John Wilson delights audiences with this French programme

‘All the performances are beyond praise and superbly recorded'

Joyce DiDonato's heart-breaking performance of Handel's Agrippina

‘Maxim Emelyanychev hits the sweet spot in his tempos, dynamics and realisations, the score aiming to mirror Handel’s lost original'

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd's glorious 80th birthday celebration

'The tenor sax guru vis still on transcendental form'

Daniel-Ben Pienaar's captivating musical odyssey across 17th-century Europe

‘The recording is warm yet dry enough to ensure that complex contrapuntal textures never turn to mush'

Kristian Bezuidenhout delivers invigorating performances of Beethoven’s concertos

‘This is really exciting playing, and Bezuidenhout’s virtuosity is impressive’

The myth of Ariadne brought to life in Baroque cantatas

‘Kate Lindsey adds muscle to her lofty and dignified arias'

A rich, innovative interpretation of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier

‘The Consort sound is a balm of well-tempered, flowing sweetness'

Federico Colli captures the concept of opposition in Scarlatti’s Piano Sonatas

The real point of this recording is Federico Colli’s wonderful pianism'

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