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The Ramallah Concert
Knowledge Is The Beginning - nWest-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Barenboim


'... a tremendous, emotional, not-to-be-missed experience.'
Knowledge is the Beginning / The Ramallah Concert West-Eastern Divan Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim
Warner Classics and Jazz   2564 69480-6
Reviewed 31/07/2011 by
Ron Bierman
 
Aria - Special Edition

'You never know what you're gonna get.'
Aria - Special Edition. © 1987 Lightyear Entertainment LP and Virgin Vision Ltd
Second Sight   2NDVD 3163
Reviewed 30/07/2011 by
Howard Smith
 
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo

'... a strong candidate for the library shelves.'
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo. © 2004 NPS, 2005 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 0933 D
Reviewed 29/07/2011 by
Robert Hugill
 
Rossini: Il Turco in Italia

'The orchestra under Antonello Allemandi seem to have relished the evening as much as I did.'
Rossini: Il Turco in Italia. © 2009 Naxos Rights International Ltd
Naxos   2.110259
Reviewed 28/07/2011 by
Robert Anderson
 
Getting Scorched: Mark-Anthony Turnage

'... well executed ...'
Getting Scorched - Mark-Anthony Turnage. © 2004 RM Associates / BBC
Digital Classics   1004DC
Reviewed 27/07/2011 by
Ron Bierman
 
At The Heart of Chamber Music

'It's all fairly basic stuff ...'
At the Heart of Chamber Music: A Guide for the Player, the Coach - and the Music Lover. Created by Gillian Waddell. Featuring Paul Katz and the Jupiter String Quartet. © 2008 Gillian Rogell
Music Alchemy   8 37101 39902 9
Reviewed 26/07/2011 by
Howard Smith
 
Schubert: Alfonso und Estrella

'... splendidly sung and played ...'
Schubert: Alfonso und Estrella. © 2008 Naxos Rights International Ltd
Naxos   2.110260
Reviewed 25/07/2011 by
Robert Anderson
 
Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino

'... a rhythmically alert, exciting performance ...'
Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino. © 2008 Arthaus Musik GmbH
TDK   DVWW-OPFORZA
Reviewed 31/12/2010 by
Maria Nockin
 
Bach: Visionen; Paganini in Chiesa

'... moments of splendour.'
Bach - Visionen; Paganini in Chiesa. Vidor Nagy, viola. © 2010 Musik und Video-Verlag Ralph Kulling
Edition Hera   HERA 02202
Reviewed 28/12/2010 by
Howard Smith
 
La Traviata - Love and Sacrifice

'... fun for the experienced observer ...'
La Traviata - Love and Sacrifice. The story of the opera. © 2008 Digital Classics
Digital Classics   DC10044
Reviewed 03/10/2010 by
Robert Anderson
 
Wihan Quartet: Beethoven String Quartets Live

'... little to truly set their work apart ...'
Wihan Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets Live. © 2009 Wyastone Estate Ltd
Nimbus Alliance   NI 6107
Reviewed 28/08/2010 by
Howard Smith
 
Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen

'... tender expression and all requisite vim.'
Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen. © 2010 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 1031 D
Reviewed 04/07/2010 by
Robert Anderson
 
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

'... the playing is stylish and alert throughout.'
Dido and Aeneas. © 2009 FRA Musica
FRA Musica   FRA001
Reviewed 16/05/2010 by
Robert Anderson
 
Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

'... the cast was in fine voice ...'
Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda. Teatro alla Scala. © 2008 Arthaus Musik GmbH
Arthaus Musik   101 361
Reviewed 06/02/2010 by
Gregory Moomjy
 
Handel: Tamerlano

'The simplicity of the production is welcome ...'
Handel: 'Tamerlano'. © 2009 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 1006 D
Reviewed 28/01/2010 by
Robert Anderson
 
Jonathan Dove: The Adventures of Pinocchio

'... considerable merits on display ...'
Jonathan Dove: 'The Adventures of Pinocchio'. © 2009 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 1005 D
Reviewed 25/01/2010 by
Howard Smith
 
Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

'The video reveals Solti's benign authority ...'
Sir Georg Solti and Murray Perahia - Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. © 2009 Digital Classics
Digital Classics   DC10043
Reviewed 13/01/2010 by
Patric Standford
 
Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

'... wonderfully alert ...'
Donizetti: Maria Stuarda. © 2009 Naxos Rights International Ltd
Naxos   2.110268
Reviewed 04/01/2010 by
Robert Anderson
 
Puccini: La rondine

'... exciting acrobatics ...'
Puccini: La rondine. © 2009 Naxos Rights International Ltd
Naxos   2.110266
Reviewed 01/01/2010 by
Robert Anderson
 
Hansel and Gretel

'... a first class cast ...'
Hansel and Gretel. © 2009 Opus Arte
Opus Arte   OA 1011 D
Reviewed 21/12/2009 by
Patric Standford
 
Richard Strauss Concert

'... beautifully and confidently performed ...'
Richard Strauss Concert. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur. © 2009 Digital Classics
Digital Classics   1008DC
Reviewed 22/10/2009 by
Kelly Ferjutz
 
Madame Butterfly - The Trace of the Butterfly

'... riveting stuff ...'
Madame Butterfly - The Trace of the Butterfly. The Story of the Opera. © 2009 Digital Classics
Digital Classics   1011DC
Reviewed 30/09/2009 by
Gerald Fenech
 
Discovering Delius

'... a commendable breadth.'
Discovering Delius. © 2009 Digital Classics
Digital Classics   1009DC
Reviewed 01/09/2009 by
Paul Sarcich
 
Celibidache: You don't do anything - You let it evolve

'There are no compromises.'
Celibidache - You don't do anything - you let it evolve. A Jan Schmitt-Garre film. © 1992 PARS MEDIA, 2009 Arthaus Musik GmbH
Arthaus Musik   101 365
Reviewed 28/06/2009 by
Ioana Osoianu
 
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia

'Dimitra Theodossiou's Lucrezia rivals that of many of her illustrious predecessors ...'
Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia. © 2009 Naxos Rights International Ltd
Naxos   2.110264
Reviewed 15/06/2009 by
Gerald Fenech
 

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