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.
La Nuova Musica set the bar in Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice

‘This is directorship at its most alert, and aiding Bates is an optimal cast’

James Ehnes and the RLPO pay handsome homage to Vaughan Williams

‘The music sounds as rapturously beautiful as ever’

Recording of the Month
A masterful performance of two Czech concertos

‘Kahánek’s scrupulous attention to the dynamic markings results in a clear-textured performance of rare delicacy’

Trifonov completes Rachmaninov Piano Concerto cycle with a flourish

‘Trifonov frames the two Concertos with two of his imaginative and resourceful piano transcriptions’

An imaginative and witty new release from Hiromi

‘Throughout nine varied tracks, Hiromi’s playing is well served by rich, detailed sound’

A trilogy of triumph from pianist Francesco Piemontesi

‘Piemontesi’s instinctive good taste means he never indulges in histrionics’

Choral & Song
Handel’s Brockes-Passion in a performance to remember

‘Egarr recognises Handel’s often vivid responses to Brockes’s graphic text and draws from them deeply-felt, contrasting emotions...

Takács Quartet and Hamelin shine in memorable recording

‘A treasurable disc’

This Month's Choices

Christmas 2019

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