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Gounod: Roméo et Juliette

'Musically the performance deserves all the applause it gets.'
Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette. © 2011 Bel Air Media
Bel Air Classiques   BAC081
Reviewed 07/10/2012 by
Robert Anderson
 
Big River Songs - The Tyne

'... a rich cavalcade of internationally known and local singers ...'
Big River Songs - The Tyne. © 2011 MWM
Mawson and Wareham Music   MWMDVD78
Reviewed 16/09/2012 by
Howard Smith
 
Thibault Cauvin's Across China

'... a catalogue of missed opportunities.'
Thibault Cauvin's 'Across China'. A film by Nicolas Pierre Morin. © 2010 D'Addario
D'Addario   ACTHC
Reviewed 26/06/2012 by
Howard Smith
 
Cavalli: Il Giasone

'... the sense of fun detracts somewhat from the high drama ...'
Cavalli: Il Giasone. © 2012 Dynamic Srl
Dynamic   33663
Reviewed 27/05/2012 by
Robert Anderson
 
Quartet Choreography - Kreutzer Quartet

'... whimsical, fickle and modernistic ...'
Quartet Choreography - Kreutzer Quartet. Works by Stravinsky, Ligeti, Lutoslawski and Finnissy. © 2012 Divine Art Ltd
metier   msvdx101
Reviewed 05/05/2012 by
Howard Smith
 
Benjamin Yusupov's Viola Tango Rock Concerto

'The work has a substance and impact that took me quite by storm.'
Benjamin Yusupov: 'Viola Tango Rock Concerto. © 2011 Navona Records LLC
Navona Records   NV5865
Reviewed 14/04/2012 by
Howard Smith
 
Verdi: Macbeth - Royal Opera House

'... almost unbearable intensity and shimmering sonority.'
Verdi: Macbeth - Royal Opera House. © 2012 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 1063 D
Reviewed 12/03/2012 by
Gerald Fenech
 
Tim Kliphuis and Friends - Live at Iford Manor

'... very much music for relaxation ...'
Tim Kliphuis and Friends - Live at Iford Manor. © 2011 Tim Kliphuis, Iford Recordings
Iford Recordings   IFORDDVD01
Reviewed 07/03/2012 by
Bill Newman
 
Magifique - Tchaikovsky Suites

'Sound and visuals are first-rate.'
Magifique - Tchaikovsky Suites. © 2011 Arthaus Musik GmbH
Arthaus Musik   101 585
Reviewed 10/02/2012 by
Gerald Fenech
 
The Grand Organ of Exeter Cathedral - Andrew Millington

'... Millington on fine form ...'
The Grand Organ of Exeter Cathedral - Andrew Millington. © 2011 Priory Records Ltd
Priory   PRDVD 7
Reviewed 19/01/2012 by
Gerald Fenech
 
Cyprien Katsaris live in Shanghai, October 2007

'... fluent, songlike, and brilliant in concept ...'
Cyprien Katsaris live in Shanghai, October 2007. © 2010 Piano 21
Piano 21   P21 035-N
Reviewed 03/01/2012 by
Bill Newman
 
Verdi: La forza del destino

'... the gypsy and her confederates do Verdi proud ...'
Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino. © 2011 C Major Entertainment GmbH
C Major   708108
Reviewed 01/01/2012 by
Robert Anderson
 
Vienna Boys Choir - Silk songs along the Road and time

'... a refreshingly different portrait of this hugely versatile group ...'
The Vienna Boys' Choir - Wiener Sängerknaben - Silk Songs along the Road and Time. © 2009 Arthaus Musik GmbH
Arthaus Musik   101 471
Reviewed 30/12/2011 by
Gerald Fenech
 
Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria

'The music is as bewitching as the story is dotty.'
Pergolesi: Adriano in Siria. © 2011 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 1065 D
Reviewed 26/12/2011 by
Robert Anderson
 
Paul Galbraith performs Mozart, Bach and Britten

'... palpable, near-orchestral grandeur.'
Paul Galbraith performs Mozart, Bach and Britten. © 2011 Mashulka Productions
Mashulka Productions   6 10074 26703 4
Reviewed 15/10/2011 by
Howard Smith
 
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci

'... not always marooned in frozen wastes.'
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana; Leoncavallo: Pagliacci. © 2007 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0983 D
Reviewed 10/08/2011 by
Robert Anderson
 
Michelangeli plays Beethoven

'His relentless perfectionism allows him spellbinding precision ...'
Michelangeli plays Beethoven. © 1962 RAI, 2005 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0939 D
Reviewed 09/08/2011 by
Howard Smith
 
Elodie Lauten: OrfReo

'... a pleasing half-hour chamber opera ...'
OrfReo. © 2007 Elodie Lauten and Michael Andre
4Tay   4Tay 0001
Reviewed 08/08/2011 by
Malcolm Tattersall
 
Virtuoso - It's Never Too Late To Learn

'... there's little new here at all.'
Fullmoon Productions presents Virtuoso - a film by Biana Kovic. It's Never Too Late To Learn. © 2007 Biana Kovic
Fullmoon Productions   8 37101 42223 9
Reviewed 07/08/2011 by
Howard Smith
 
New Dimensions in Classical Guitar
Mesut Özgen and friends in a multimedia performance


'... an impressive performer who selects a distinctive repertoire ...'
New Dimensions in Classica Guitar - Mesut Özgen and friends in a multimedia performance. © 2006 Turquoise Guitar Editions
Turquoise Guitar Editions   TGE015
Reviewed 06/08/2011 by
Patric Standford
 
Angelin Preljocaj

'Apart from the galvanised buckets it's all effectively eye-catching ...'
Angelin Preljocaj. © 2007 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0981 D
Reviewed 05/08/2011 by
Howard Smith
 
Christian Lindberg - The Total Musician

'... an extraordinary character ...'
Christian Lindberg - The Total Musician. © 2008 BIS Records AB
BIS   BIS-DVD-1678
Reviewed 04/08/2011 by
Ron Bierman
 
Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Don Quijote

'... gorgeous sound and visuals.'
Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Don Quijote. © 2007 Bel Air Media - Les étés de la Danse - Ballet Nacional de Cuba - Focus Danse Munich; 2008 Bel Air Classiques
BelAir classiques   BAC036
Reviewed 03/08/2011 by
Gerald Fenech
 
The City - music by Aaron Copland

'... a fascinating picture of America ...'
The City. © 2009 BIS Records AB
Naxos   2.110231
Reviewed 02/08/2011 by
Howard Smith
 
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail

'The applause of the Amsterdam audience is notably muted.'
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail. © 2009 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 1003 D
Reviewed 01/08/2011 by
Robert Anderson
 

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