Monthly Choices

Listen to clips from this month's best reviewed recordings

This Month's Choices

June 2019

Choral & Song
An ingenious and moving passion by Gabriel Jackson

‘Jackson’s engaging score is richly colourful and his instrumental writing proves a particular highlight’ 

A magnificent programme of trios from the Smetana

‘Intensely emotional language packed with swooning melodies’

New life breathed into Donizetti's lost opera

‘Mark Elder is a conductor who really understands how to let Donizetti breathe’ 

Beethoven piano sonatas delivered with authority and surprise

‘Rarely is pianistic virtuosity put to the service of such refined artistry’ 

Unsentimental, precise Bach concertos from Isabelle Faust

‘Throughout, the playing is of the highest order’

An exhilarating take by Iván Fischer on Mahler's Seventh

‘Iván Fischer contrasts gracious, chamber-textured dances with brilliant fanfares and toppling masses to absolute perfection’ 

A characterful live jazz recording of a brilliantly matched duo

‘The music just flows from one state to another with a mixture of energy and grace’ 

Recording of the Month
A dazzling collection of Shostakovich from the Boston Symphony Orchestra

‘Nelsons wins such beautiful phrasing, both collectively and individually’ 

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