One of the most grown-up review sites around
One of the most grown-up review sites around

Search MusicWeb Here
 

 

International mailing

  Founder: Len Mullenger
Founding Editor: Rob Barnett

Some items
to consider

/


Leticia Gómez-Tagle (piano)


Scherber Symphony 2
SPECIAL OFFER £10


Respighi Piano Music
SPECIAL OFFER £10


CPE Bach Cantatas
a revelation


Biber: Sacred Choral Works
Don't miss it


Jonathan Dove


Tommie Haglund
Unique and Powerful music


Organ Fireworks


Highly Entertaining


A triumphant performance


Bruckner Symphony 4
One of the finest I have heard


A most joy-inducing recording


A winning partnership


A Lohengrin to treasure.

 

Your clickable banner could be here: details - If you cannot see an advert click here.


Tuesday July 25th
171 reviews completed so far this month

Giuseppe Antonio BRESCIANELLO (1690-1758) Concerti à 3 Vol. 1 - Der musikalische Garten rec. 2016 COVIELLO CLASSICS COV91705 [67:27] [JV] Energetic and expressive performances.

RECORDING OF THE MONTH Robert FRANZ (1815-1892) Songs - Robin Tritschler (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano) rec. 2015 HYPERION CDA68128 [77:24] [SSi] This disc is a must for all lovers of the art of lieder, both musically and performance-wise this is a real winner.

Adam GORB (b. 1958) Dancing in the Ghetto - Royal Liverpool Phil 10/10 Ens/Clark Rundall; Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ens/Mark Heron, Timothy Renish; Manchester Camerata/Mark Heron rec. 2014/15 PRIMA FACIE PFCD047 [67:54] [DC] A very well balanced and at times thought-provoking programme from one of the UK’s leading composers.

Michael HURD (1928-2006) Choral Music Vol. 1 - Martin Ford (organ) Vasari Singers/Jeremy Backhouse rec. 2016 LYRITA SRCD363 [70:47] [WK] Jeremy Backhouse and the Vasari Singers are especially attuned to the skill with which Hurd sets his texts.

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791) The Salzburg Marian Mass - NFM Ch, Wrocław Baroque Ens/Andrzej Kosendiak rec. 2014 CD ACCORD ACD215-2 [46:33] [PCG] The sense of occasion could have been more readily conveyed by a performance more “grandiose” than this reconstruction proposes.

Georgy SVIRIDOV (1915-1998) Russia Cast Adrift, The Virgin in the City - Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone) St. Petersburg State SO/Constantine Orbelian rec. 2016 DELOS DE1631 [36:34] [EJW] An interesting and unusual CD of superbly sung vocal music by a Russian master of the idiom.

Alexander ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942) Die Seejungfrau, Sinfonietta - Helsinki PO/John Storgårds rec. 2014 ONDINE ODE12375 SACD [69:25] [EML] Highly recommended: luscious, passionate and radiant.

Brigitte Huyghues de Beaufond (violin) Works by Kiyose, Mozart, Rebel & Villa-Lobos - Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française CO/Pierre Capdevielle, Jacqueline Dussol, Norihiko Wada (piano) rec. 1957-62 FORGOTTEN RECORDS FR1279 [68:16] [SG] Long forgotten, these live recordings make a welcome appearance.

NEW & RECENT ARTICLES

Some Recent Eloquence Releases: Summer 2017 by Brian Wilson

National Discography updates by Mike Herman: Russian, Soviet & Post-Soviet Concertos

Forgotten Artists: Carl Melles by Christopher Howell

NOTICES

For over 20 years MusicWeb International has never operated a PayWall. We can keep it free if you can be persuaded to make a donation. As an inducement we are giving away CDs for donations of £15 or more. Click the Donate button top right for more details.

Publishing schedule
Monday: Other reviews (nostalgia, books, other music) ~ Friday: Articles.
Latest Jazz reviews posted weekly
Live performance reviews posted daily at Seen and Heard

Shopping on-line? Help us by doing it through the MusicWeb sales page.



ArkivMusic has more than 10,000 titles in its ArkivCD reissue program. These are recordings that have previously been out of print or otherwise unavailable.

MusicWeb - The International Web Site - Founder: Len Mullenger [UK], Founding Editor: Rob Barnett [UK], Regular Reviewers (April 2016): Steve Arloff [UK], Stephen Barber [UK], Terry Barfoot [UK], David Barker [New Zealand], Rob Barnett [UK], Nick Barnard [UK], Dave Billinge [UK], Philip Borg-Wheeler [UK], Marc Bridle [UK], Colin Clarke [UK], Dominy Clements [Netherlands], Michael Cookson [UK], Hubert Culot [Belgium], Robert Farr [UK], Göran Forsling [Sweden], John France [UK], Paul C Godfrey [UK], Stephen Greenbank [UK], Michael Greenhalgh [UK], Nigel Harris [UK], William Hedley [France], Gary Higginson [UK], Christopher Howell [Italy], Des Hutchinson [Australia], Neil Horner [UK], Richard Kraus [USA], William Kreindler [USA], Ian Lace [UK], Oleg Ledeniov [USA], Jens Laursen [USA], Em Marshall-Luck [UK], Bruce McCollum [USA], Rob Maynard [UK], Ralph Moore [UK], Dan Morgan [UK], Margarida Mota-Bull [UK], Gwyn Parry-Jones [UK], Tully Potter [UK], Glyn Pursglove [UK], John Quinn [UK], Brian Reinhart [USA], Marc Rochester [UK], Curtis Rogers [UK], Stuart Sillitoe [UK], Bob Stevenson [UK], Simon Thompson [UK], Steve Vasta [USA], Johan van Veen [Netherlands], Raymond Walker [UK], Jonathan Welsh [UK], Roy Westbrook [UK], John Whitmore [UK], Michael Wilkinson [UK], Brian Wilson [UK], Jonathan Woolf [UK] Leslie Wright [USA]. A complete list of contributors can be seen here

Disclaimer
Any opinions expressed in reviews or articles on this site are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the site owner, Len Mullenger or the Editors. Reviewers and authors retain copyright in their work unless it has been paid for or commissioned by the site owner.

Founder: Len Mullenger 1995

MusicWeb International is a registered Trade Mark 2265784; MCPS/PRS Online Exploitation Licence LE000498.

Discs for review may be sent to:
Len Mullenger
MusicWeb International, 95 Arnold Avenue, Coventry, CV3 5ND, UK.
Ph. 07913 999009 (M)

MusicWeb Visitor Loyalty
In 12 months
96,000 visitors visited MusicWeb more than 200 times
in addition another
56,000 visited more than 100 times
63,000 more than 50 times (approx once a week)
67,000 more than 25 times
59,000 more than 15 times
60,000 more than 10 times (approx once a month)



Gerard Hoffnung CDs

Advertising on
Musicweb



Donate and get a free CD

 

New Releases

Naxos Classical

 

Musicweb sells the following labels
Acte Préalable
(THE Polish label)
Altus 10% off
Arcodiva
Atoll 10% off
CDAccord
CRD 10% off
Hallé 10% off
Hortus
Lyrita 10% off
Nimbus 10% off
Nimbus Alliance
Prima voce 10% off
Red Priest 10% off
Retrospective 10% off
Saydisc 10% off
Sheva £2 off
Sheva Contemporary
Sterling 10% off
Toccata Classics


Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing
sample

Sample: See what you will get

Editorial Board
MusicWeb International
Founding Editor
   
Rob Barnett
Seen & Heard
Editor Emeritus
   Bill Kenny
Editor in Chief
   Vacant
MusicWeb Webmaster
   David Barker
MusicWeb Founder
   Len Mullenger