A selection of M&V 'Liverpool' articles
CD Spotlight. Heartfelt Effect - Elgar from Petrenko and the RLPO, appreciated by Howard Smith. '... our Liverpool Orchestra is every bit the equal of its fine London counterparts ...'
CD Spotlight. Let It Be - The Beatles for string quartet, heard by Howard Smith. 'The four Wihan players ... give this disc their best shot.'
CD Spotlight. Elusive and Disguised - Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony impresses Gerald Fenech. 'A strong competitor for the disc of the year ...'
A Nostalgic Read - Personal memories of Liverpool's Playhouse Theatre, read by Gerald Fenech
CD Spotlight. A Manipulating Baton - Rachmaninov orchestral music, heard by Ron Bierman. 'Vasily Petrenko gives us an extreme interpretation ...'
CD Spotlight. Avowedly Definitive - John McCabe plays his own 'Tenebrae', heard by Howard Smith. '... imbued with anger and monumental in both structure and outlook ...'
Timings - Breaking Moulds: 1910, by Jennifer Paull
Masks - Jennifer Paull continues her investigation of musical and theatrical masks
Masks - Jennifer Paull investigates a layering of musical and theatrical masks, with the omnipresent eerie reminder of the gas mask
Lively Characterisation - An organ recital by Ian Tracey, heard by Mike Wheeler
Reminiscent retrospectives - Fritzin' the Looking-Glass - On the second anniversary of Fritz Spiegl's death, Jennifer Paull looks into his witty reflection and recalls musical frustrations and fun with Fritz
CD Spotlight. Gloriously inspired - Choral works by Walton and Elgar, reviewed by Robert Anderson. 'Sargent's vitality matches Walton's ...'
Reality or invention? - Peter Dale reads from a Liverpool University symposium on the musical work
Reminiscent retrospectives - Wonderful walls, with Jennifer Paull
Reminiscent retrospectives - Meteorological obligati, with Jennifer Paull
Spiritual horizons - Jennifer Paull pays tribute to George Harrison, who died in November 2001