A selection of M&V 'Denmark' articles
Ensemble. Oversized Lieder - Giuseppe Pennisi listens to Schoenberg in Bucharest
CD Spotlight. Quirkily Playful - Vilde Frang plays Tchaikovsky and Nielsen, heard by Robert Anderson. '... exhilarating to the highest degree.'
Ensemble. Lilting Charm - Bill Newman listens to the Danish String Quartet
CD Spotlight. Entirely Captivating - The Nativity story told through music, recommended by Howard Smith. '... a balanced and fulfilling listening experience.'
CD Spotlight. Outside the Box - A recital by Gunnar Johansen, heard by Howard Smith. '... a floodtide of seismic power and romantic fervor ...'
Ensemble. Highly Atmospheric - Massenet's 'Werther', reviewed by Robert Hugill
An Eloquent Devotee - Ronald Stevenson's writings on Grainger, read by Robert Anderson
Ensemble. Beautifully Phrased - Los Angeles Opera's 'The Marriage of Figaro', welcomed by Maria Nockin
CD Spotlight. Formidably Difficult - Antonín Dvorák's Piano Concerto, heard by Stephen Francis Vasta. '... commendable, as far as it goes.'
CD Spotlight. Highly Challenging - Music for unaccompanied violin, heard by Howard Smith. '... searching performance ...'
Ensemble. Brisk Ebullience - Lawrence Budmen sends a second report from this summer's Tanglewood Festival
CD Spotlight. Forever Challenging - Symphonies by Leif Kayser, heard by Patric Standford. '... his ingenious inventiveness continues to impress.'
CD Spotlight. Sacrificing the 'unmodern' - Music by Julius Röntgen and Per Nørgård, heard by George Balcombe. 'How could any audience resist ... ?'
CD Spotlight. Exceptional Assurance - J S Bach organ sonatas, heard by Howard Smith. '... an immensely satisfying conclusion.'
Ensemble. Thought-provoking - Music by Harle and Maxwell Davies, heard by Malcolm Miller
Record Box. Magical and Sensitive - A recording by the National Youth Choir of Great Britain inspires Patric Standford
CD Spotlight. A Unique Sound - Italian baroque music played on saxophones, appreciated by Paul Sarcich. '... quality with a very large Q.'
Ensemble. Frenetic pace - Nielsen's 'Maskarade', reviewed by Robert Hugill
DVD Spotlight. A powerful work - Rued Langgaard's opera 'Antikrist', investigated by Robert Anderson. '... interpreted with total commitment ...'
Ensemble. Devastating power - Astor Piazzolla's 'Maria de Buenos Aires' in Copenhagen, recommended by David Wilkins
CD Spotlight. Red ribbon - The Talla Vocal Ensemble, recommended by Patric Standford. '... guaranteed to delight listeners ...'
CD Spotlight. Mastery of orchestration - The music of Antal Doráti, recommended by Ron Bierman. 'Sharon Bezaly's tone is gorgeous ...'
CD Spotlight. Sheer beauty - Choral music by Bernhard Lewkovitch, enjoyed by Patric Standford. '... superb advocates for a composer who well deserves far more of our attention.'
CD Spotlight. A palpable reality - Gillian Weir plays Messiaen, and Robert Anderson is thrilled. '... exciting fidelity ...'
Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - orchestral players
Site seeing - cultural enlightenment, with Keith Bramich
Site seeing - It's all online ...
Record box - Out with a bang. Trios for clarinet, with Basil Ramsey
CD Spotlight - Transparently colourful. '... chamber music for orchestra, beautifully made.' The Preludes for Sinfonietta of Vagn Holmboe, with Patric Standford
Legendary Artist - Gordon Rumson investigates the pianist, composer, teacher, activist and organiser Gunnar Johansen (concluded from last week).
Record box - A maverick streak. Nielsen at his best, with Basil Ramsey
Legendary artist - Gordon Rumson investigates the pianist, composer, teacher, activist and organiser Gunnar Johansen
Planning your collection - Faust, Iona Brown and Percy Grainger