I promised myself I would find a track on this solemnly glittering set to highlight other than the obvious: the mighty Chaconne from the Second Partita. But here we are. As throughout the album, his touch is mistily veiled one moment, glinting copper the next. Proof: a Cavatina that sings with divinity and yet with humanity; that neither wallows in beauty nor looks the other way; that, put frankly, is eight perfect minutes. Nelson is back with another immaculate account of a Berlioz masterwork. Two stars have returned as well: Michael Spyres as Faust and Joyce DiDonato as Marguerite, with a touching blend of hope and sad beauty in this lieder-like aria. Besides being a composer, Mr. Bermel is a formidable clarinetist who in his early days played jazz and funk. This, the first movement, is a dizzying melting pot of folklike rhythms, droning tunes and pungent modernist harmonies, spiked with bursts of wailing jazz.
‘Messes de Barcelone et d’Apt’
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‘Toscanini conducts Richard Strauss’
Gramophone Wednesday, May 22, Read the review Download from Qobuz. These works are rarely recorded — or indeed, performed — which makes this coupling, full of wit, charm and fine playing, all the more valuable. Imaginative and inventive throughout, alive to textural detail, Leonard Elschenbroich and Alexei Grynyuk offer an engaging and beautifully played exploration of these sonatas. Colin Currie is at the summit of percussion performance today, and an interpreter of great instinct of the music of Steve Reich. When we named Lise Davidsen our Young Artist of the Year we praised her already rich soprano voice: this programme feels perfectly chosen for her Decca debut. A fascinating project, which brilliantly showcases the sort of thing the English choral tradition does best: stirring music performed with a great sense of occasion. This film of a Neapolitan reworking is an intriguing and fascinating addition to the opera catalogue. Read the review.
Gramophone Wednesday, August 14, A beautifully played, personal selection of piano miniatures from Denis Kozhukhin touchingly captures the poetic nature of the form — that immediate summoning of a single emotion or mood. Read the review Download from Qobuz. Excellent playing throughout from the LPO. Haochen Zhang — a Van Cliburn winner — performs these works with imaginative command of their required virtuosity. A debut disc — the result of success at the York Early Music Competition — from a young Baroque ensemble possessed of all the flair, creative rapport and passion required to make the music of this era such a thrilling listen.