Monthly Choice

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’

A trilogy of triumph from pianist Francesco Piemontesi

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

An imaginative and witty new release from Hiromi

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

Trifonov completes Rachmaninov Piano Concerto cycle with a flourish

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

A masterful performance of two Czech concertos

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

James Ehnes and the RLPO pay handsome homage to Vaughan Williams

‘The music sounds as rapturously beautiful as ever’

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’

Kronos Quartet and Volti explore space in Terry Riley’s 1977 NASA commission

‘There’s snatches of bebop – and Beethoven, inspired by Voyager’s Golden Record; an onboard message-in-a-bottle of human culture’

A chilling performance of Schubert’s Winterreise at the Wigmore Hall

‘Bostridge’s weary wanderer cries out against an unlistening world’

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