LEBRECHT LISTENS | Schubert Lieder: Der Wanderer (Delphian)
★★★★★ (out of five) — "Williams will bear many returns for relistening..." Norman Lebrecht reviews the Delphian release of Schubert Lieder: Der Wanderer with baritone Roderick Williams.
RECORD KEEPING | Music For A Summer's Evening
Three new Classical Gypsy Music releases to match the summer heat.
SCRUTINY | A "Resurrection" For Small Orchestra? Believe It
Orchestre de la Francophonie make it clear that while less might not be more in Mahler’s Second Symphony, it can be enough.
FIVE MINUTES | With A Very, Very Busy Monica Pearce
Both an arts administrator and a composer, Monica Pearce explains how she manages to find a balance.
SCRUTINY | Santa Fe Opera's Vanessa Drab But Beautiful
By Joseph So on August 8, 2016
SFO's production of Vanessa beautiful, yet deliberately unsettling.
SCRUTINY | Thoughtful, Mesmerising Mr Shi Breaks Down Fence Between Music Theatre And Opera
Mr Shi and His Lover is worth experiencing, whether you normally sit on the musical theatre or opera side of the artistic fence. It makes a strong case for tearing down such fences altogether.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Bruno Walter: Chamber Music (Naxos)
The musicians in these performances, led by violinist Ekaterina Frolova, make the best of material that maintains its promise without ever delivering full character.
SCRUTINY | Letters From Santa Fe: La Fanciulla del West
By Joseph So on August 5, 2016
Santa Fe Opera's La Fanciulla del West makes a compelling case for more revivals of this Puccini gem.
RECORD KEEPING | Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (Yannick Nézet-Séguin)
...an exciting, beautifully conceived and rendered Mahler One.
SCRUTINY | Letters From Santa Fe: Don Giovanni
By Joseph So on August 3, 2016
An impressive Don Giovanni is as large scale and opulent as Santa Fe Opera gets.
FIVE MINUTES | On Cutting The Musical Path With Gary Kulesha
Continuing with our interview series with Toronto-based composers, we catch up with Gary Kulesha, whose music is distinguished by astringency and internal coherency. Here's what he had to say...
SCRUTINY | Stratford Festival's A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music
Stratford Festival's A Chorus Line and A Little Night Music are American musical theatre at their best.