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- Feb 29, 2012
- Classical Music
Know the tune, but can’t think who composed it? Meet 10 members of classical music’s one-hit club.
- Jul 24, 2015
Jumppanen’s early essays prove lighter footed than his later.
- Jan 3, 2011
Inkinen's Sibelius don't surpass the likes of Karajan or Kletzki but are thoroughly recommendable.
- Jan 3, 2011
I adored this CD!
- Jan 3, 2011
I&#8217;ve always thought Mahler&#8217;s Eighth Symphony something of a trial: the idea of yoking the medieval hymn <i>Veni</i>, <i>Creator Spiritus</i> with the final scene of Goethe&#8217;s <i>Faust</i>, seems bizarre alongside its theme of redemption.
- Jan 3, 2011
These two artists enthralled Australian audiences last year &#173;- and no wonder, on the strength of these performances.
- Jan 3, 2011
I wondered whether Pierre Boulez&#8217;s cool, cerebral, Gallic approach to Mahler&#8217;s music &#8211; a sticking point for some throughout his slow release Mahler cycle &#8211; would be suited to this quintessentially Central European music.
- Jan 3, 2011
Belohl&#225;vek has long been an advocate of Josef Suk&#8217;s music and this CD underscores that devotion.
- Jan 11, 2011
Another month, another brace of romantic piano concertos from Hyperion.
- Jan 11, 2011
This truly dazzling but heartfelt homage to Mordkovich&#8217;s mentor David Oistrakh contains only one work &#8211; Chausson&#8217;s Po&#232;me &#8211; from the mainstream repertoire and showcases Mordkovich&#8217;s wonderful technique as much as her fiery commitment and perceptive playing.
- Jan 12, 2011
The excellent sleeve note on this CD says Haydn&#8217;s approach to religion was never gloomy or penitential but rather &#8220;cheerful reconciled and trusting&#8221;.
- Jan 12, 2011
Vladimir Ashkenazy&#8217;s immediate predecessor at the Sydney Symphony, Gianluigi Gelmetti, was often maligned, but he conducted some works very well.
- Jan 12, 2011
Debussy and Ravel&#8217;s sole forays into this medium are inevitable bedfellows, and have been in a long-term relationship ever since the dawn of the LP.
- Jan 12, 2011
<i>Carmina Burana</i> is a piece that has become ubiquitous in advertising.
- Jan 12, 2011
And still they come: Hyperion&#8217;s Romantic Piano series has reached volume No 51, although I hesitate to claim that these two composers quite reach the heights of others in this series.
- Jan 12, 2011
Howard Goodall is a well-known British film and television composer with an impressive string of scores to his credit, but I deliberately avoided reading the liner notes of this CD in an attempt to hear the music &#8220;blind&#8221;, as it were.
- Jan 13, 2011
Naxos recordings and artist quality have improved since the recording industry&#8217;s &#8220;Little Engine That Could&#8221; sprang onto the scene just over 20 years ago.
- Jan 13, 2011
Kenneth Leighton had long been a distinguished figure in British music before his untimely death in 1988 at the age of 58.
- Jan 13, 2011
Gy&#246;rgy Ligeti (1923-2006) was undoubtedly a major figure in 20th century music, a composer whose style one commentator described as part of the century&#8217;s &#8220;vocabulary&#8221;.
- Jan 13, 2011
Khachaturian was a much better ballet than concerto composer.

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