Monthly Choice

A bold new take on Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea

‘Cognitive dissonance reigns as gorgeous music engulfs a drama about moral implosion’

Patricia Kopatchinskaja journeys through time and back

‘Camerata Bern accompanies the violinist on this latest foray into the meaning of life, the universe and everything’

The Minnesota Orchestra shines a new light on Mahler’s First Symphony

‘Every dynamic marking, every nuance of rubato is scrupulously adhered to’

Korngold’s Symphony brilliantly reassessed in John Wilson recording

‘The playing of the Sinfonia of London is astonishingly brilliant, with Hollywood-dream glories in the string tone’

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’

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