Monthly Choice

The Leo Richardson Quartet are moving up

‘Their work could stand confidently alongside the great Blue Note sessions by the likes of Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Jackie McLean'

Dreaming up The Magic Flute

‘Steier offers brilliant and convincing solutions to the perennial problems of Die Zauberflote’

A musical encounter alive with penetrating intelligence

‘An iridescent sonic weave which lingers long in the ear’

Bringing Handel’s sopranos to life

‘Crowe and Bevan recreate two prime donne through their own blazing talents’

Fenella Humphreys soars in The Four Seasons Recomposed

‘Humphreys mines the repetitive melodies for subtelties of colour, rather than drama’

Concentrated power and richness in Melody Moore’s American songs

‘A performance full of interest and vividly communicative artistry’

Mahan Esfahani celebrates the quirky flamboyance of Bach’s toccatas

‘Under Mahan Esfahani’s fleet fingers, and even fleeter imagination, the toccatas positively fly’

Fauré fully illuminated: a glorious new recording of orchestral works

‘Ivor Bolton and his players have clearly taken the composer’s aggravation seriously and the result is pure delight’

A glorious tribute to a jazz life well lived

‘This gorgeous album, celebrates the memory of Pannonica de Koenigswarter with a live programme of pieces associated with some of the famous musicians she helped’

A concept album with personal insight into pre-war Jewish life

‘The Jerusalem Quartet has assembled a well-contrasted array of music’

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