Monthly Choice

A glorious convergence of ancient and modern from Fretwork

‘The expanded ensemble negotiates the sonorous seven-part delights of Parsons and Purcell with an expansively ear-filling plenitude’

A dazzling presentation of Haydn’s hidden gem

'Justin Doyle with his team of talented soloists do this work proud'

Ingenious and energetic improvisation from Elliot Galvin

'The prodigious musicality of Elliot Galvin has propelled him directly into the ranks of the UK’s most credible improvisers/ composers/deployers of musical ideas'

Vasily Petrenko gives voice to Strauss’s tone poems

'Don Quixote emerges as one of the richest orchestral scores ever composed, the ultimate opera for orchestra'

A radiant restoration of Lully’s Isis

'Rousset pushes performers to their dramatic limits which highlights their flawless execution'

A showcase of blazing Baroque energy and haunting lyricism

'Dmitri Sinkosky is a latter-day Paganini who brings to this programme of Baroque pyrotechnics the perfect balance of fire and art’

Peter Donohoe brings us Tchaikovsky with poise and passion

'Peter Donohoe, while never underplaying the Sonata’s moments of explosive rhetoric, finds a poetic, Chopinesque poise’

Bach revisited: Angela Hewitt’s triumphant return to the Partitas

‘Hewitt sounds completely immersed in the music’s expressive soundworld, as well as its peerless structural logic’

Trio Khnopff give Weinberg the recognition he deserves

'Trio Khnopff are enterprising, placing the Piano Trio next to other compositions Weinberg wrote following the end of the Second World War, rather than the obvious coupling with Shostakovich’s Second Piano Trio- completed a year before his'

Kit Downes's latest album brings us jazz – but not as we know it

'Downes stays at the centre of the music and, while sax player Tom Challenger is never far away, the other players move in and out of orbit'

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