Recent 10/10 Reviews


Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
CoplandBilly COPLAND, AARON: Grohg; Billy the Kid (complete)
COPLAND; AARON Slatkin; Leonard
: Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
costanzohandel HANDEL, G.F.: Arias from Amadigi di Gaula, Tolomeo, Flavio, Rinaldo, Rodelinda, Serse
GLASS, PHILIP: Arias & Songs from 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, Liquid Days, Monsters of Grace, The Fall of the House of Usher, Akhnaten
GLASS; PHILIPHANDEL; G.F. Anthony Roth Costanzo (countertenor)
Les Violons du Roy, Jonathan Cohen
Decca 10 / 10
ascentlipman YORK BOWEN: Phantasy for Viola & Piano Op. 54 CLARICE ASSAD: Metamorfose ROBERT SCHUMANN: Märchenbilder Op. 113 GARTH KNOX: Fuga libre DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Impromptu Op. 33 FRANZ WAXMAN: Carmen fantasie ASSAD; CLARICEBOWEN; YORKKNOX; GARTHSCHUMANN; ROBERTSHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRIWAXMAN; FRANZ Matthew Lipman (viola); Henry Kramer (piano)
Cedille 10 / 10
Wind-Concertos-Front FRANK TICHELI: Clarinet Concerto BRAD WARNAAR: Horn Concerto BEHZAD RANJBARAN: Flute Concerto RANJBARAN; BEHZADTICHELI; FRANKWARNAAR; BRAD James Zimmermann (clarinet); Leslie Norton (horn); Érik Gratton (flute)
Nashville Symphony, Giancarlo Guerrero
Naxos 10 / 10
712Tmq7Li5L._SL1221 APOSTEL, HANS ERICH: Piano Music
APOSTEL; HANS ERICH Thérèse Malengreau (piano)
BIS 10 / 10
kohsaariaho SAARIAHO, KAIJA: Tocar; Cloud Trio; Light and Matter; Aure; Graal théâtre
SAARIAHO; KAIJA Jennifer Koh (violin); Nicolas Hodges (piano); Hsin-Yun Huang (viola); Wilhelmina Smith, Anssi Karttunen (cello)
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, Conner Gray Covington
Cedille 10 / 10
germanchristmas Christmas Music From 17th Century Germany HASSLER; HANS LEOPRAETORIUS; MICHAELSCHEIN; JOHANN HERMANNSCHÜTZ; HEINRICH Margaretha Consort, Marit Broekroelofs
Naxos 10 / 10
Traditional & original Christmas carols, songs, & hymns composed or arranged by Vaughan Williams, Praetorius, J.S. Bach, Rutter, Pärt, Lawson, Warlock, others -
King's Singers
Signum 10 / 10
GLass-11 GLASS, PHILIP: Symphony No. 11
GLASS; PHILIP Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dennis Russell Davies
Orange Mountain 10 / 10
Best of Christmas Past: John Rutter–Music For Christmas Layton; Stephen
: Polyphony,The City of London Sinfonia
Hyperion 10 / 10
christmasindresden GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUS - Cantatas for Advent, Christmas, and New Year's Day
HOMILIUS; GOTTFRIED AUGUST Katja Fischer (soprano)
Alexander Schneider (alto)
Martin Petzold (tenor)
Jochen Kupfer (bass)

Kopp; Peter
: Dresdner Instrumental-Concert,Körnerscher Sing-Verein Dresden
Carus 10 / 10
Works by Eleanor Daley, John Jacob Niles, Stephen Paulus, Gwyneth Walker, Per Nørgård, Wayland Rogers, others -
Chicago a cappella
Cedille 10 / 10
Carols, chants, modern works & arrangements of Christmas vocal music by Palestrina, Byrd, Clemens, Parsons, Pérotin, Leighton, Cornysh, Davies, others -
New York Polyphony
Avie 10 / 10
090404950827-cover-zoom GLASS, PHILIP: Melodies (1995); Gradus (1968); Piece in the Shape of a Square (1967)
GLASS; PHILIP Craig Morris (trumpet)
Bridge 10 / 10
gottee WAGNER, RICHARD: Götterdämmerung
WAGNER; RICHARD Daniel Brenna (tenor); Gun-Brit Barkmin, Amanda Majeski (soprano); Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano); Eric Halfvarson, Peter Kálmán, Shenyang (bass-baritone)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden
Naxos 10 / 10
Dutilleux DUTILLEUX, HENRI: Symphony No. 1; Métaboles; Les Citations
DUTILLEUX; HENRI Casadesus; Jean-Claude
: Orchestre National de Lille
Naxos 10 / 10
semiram ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Semiramide
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Albina Shagimuratova (soprano); Daniela Barcellona (mezzo soprano); Barry Banks (tenor); Mirco Palazzi, Gianluca Buratto (bass/baritone)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mark Elder
Opera Rara 10 / 10
nordicdream DAG WIRÉN: Serenade Op. 11 for string orchestra EDVARD BRÆIN: Serenade for viola & string orchestra (arr. Paul Struck) JEAN SIBELIUS: Souvenir from Eight Short Pieces Op. 99 No. 3 (arr. Struck); Valse triste Op. 44 KURT ATTERBERG: Suite No. 3, Op. 19 No. 1 for violin, viola, & string orchestra OLE BULL: Sæterjentens Søndag for violin & string orchestra (arr. J. Svendsen) CHRISTIAN SINDING: Serenade Op. 33 No. 4 for harp & string orchestra (arr. Struck) JOHANN SVENDSEN: Romance in G major Op. 26 for cello & string orchestra (original for violin) JOHAN HALVORSEN: Chant de "Veslemøy" for violin & string orchestra JAN ALM: Two Poems for double bass, harp, & string orchestra ALM; JANATTERBERG; KURTBRÆIN; EDVARDBULL; OLEHALVORSEN; JOHANSIBELIUS; JEANSINDING; CHRISTIANSVENDSEN; JOHANWIRÉN; DAG Various soloists
LGT Young Soloists, Alexander Gilman
RCA 10 / 10
Ciaccona_BACH_Bin-Hu_EUDORA_Jens-f-laurson_Classical-Critic_ClassicsToday BACH, J.S.: Prelude (BWV 1006); Sonatas (BWV 1001 & 1003); Chaconne (BWV 1004); Sinfonia (BWV 156)
BACH; J.S. Bin Hu (guitar)
Eudora 10 / 10
BartokTetz BARTÓK, BELA: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2
BARTÓK; BELA Tetzlaff, Christian (violin)
Lintu, Hannu (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Ondine 10 / 10
martinmartinu MARTIN, FRANK: Mass for two four-part choirs; Songs of Ariel
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Four Songs of the Virgin Mary; Romance from the Dandelions
MARTIN; FRANKMARTINU; BOHUSLAV Creed; Marcus
: Danish National Vocal Ensemble
OUR Recordings 10 / 10
handelacis HANDEL, G.F.: Acis and Galatea
HANDEL; G.F. Lucy Crowe (soprano); Allan Clayton, Benjamin Hulett, Jeremy Budd (tenor); Neal Davies (bass-baritone)
Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn
Chandos 10 / 10
harveydeosignum HARVEY, JONATHAN: I Love the Lord; Magnificat; Nunc dimittis; Tocatta for Organ and Tape; Come, Holy Ghost; Praise ye the Lord; Missa brevis; The Royal Banners Forward Go; Laus Deo; The Annunciation
HARVEY; JONATHAN Edward Picton-Turbervill (organ)
The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha
Signum Classics 10 / 10
lodgeviolin Works for Solo Violin by: Nicola Matteis (fils); Pedro Lopes Nogueira (attrib.); Pietro Antonio Locatelli; Thomas Baltzar; John Walsh (ed.); Johann Georg Pisendel; Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber BALTZAR; THOMASBIBER; HEINRICHLOCATELLI; PIETROMATTEIS; NICOLAPISENDEL; JOHANN GEORG Lodge; Augusta McKay
Naxos 10 / 10
musica-nova Works by Parabosco, Grillo, A. Gabrieli, Dowland, Gibbons, Brade, Scheidt, Marini, Legrenzi, Charpentier, Araujo, San Lorenzo, Cabanilles, & Anonymous BRADE; WILLIAMCHARPENTIER; MARC-ANTOINEDOWLAND; JOHNGIBBONS; ORLANDOLEGRENZI; GIOVANNIMARINI; BIAGIOSCHEIDT; SAMUEL Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall
Alia Vox 10 / 10
pinevinikourbach BACH, J.S.: Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord BWV 1014-1019; Cantabile in G major BWV 1019a
BACH; J.S. Pine; Rachel Barton,Vinikour; Jory
Cedille 10 / 10
034571282244 COUPERIN, LOUIS: Dances from the Bauyn Manuscript: Suite in D minor; Allemande Grave in F; Chaconne in F; Chaconne ou Passacaille in G minor; Suite in G minor; Tombeau de Mr de Blancrocher; Suite in A major; Pavane in F-sharp minor
COUPERIN; LOUIS Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
PRINT_Silence & Music_COVER artwork 20th Century British Partsongs by Stanford, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Grainger, Britten, Warlock, MacMillan, & Dove BRITTEN; BENJAMINDOVE; JONATHANELGAR; EDWARDGRAINGER; PERCYHOWELLS; HERBERTMACMILLAN; JAMESSTANFORD; CHARLES VILLIERSVAUGHAN WILLIAMS; RALPH Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh
Signum Classics 10 / 10
Shost14 SHOSTAKOVICH, DMITRI: Symphony No. 14
SHOSTAKOVICH; DMITRI Julia Korpacheva (soprano); Piotr Migunov (bass)
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis
Alpha Classics 10 / 10
028947983538 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”); Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2 (“Moonlight”)
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Murray Perahia (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
FeldmanCage FELDMAN, MORTON: For John Cage
FELDMAN; MORTON Erik Carlson (violin); Aleck Karis (piano)
Bridge 10 / 10
DvorakSextet DVORÁK, ANTONIN: String Quintet No. 3, Op. 97; String Sextet
DVORÁK; ANTONIN Veronica Hagen (viola); Gary Hoffman (cello)
Jerusalem Quartet
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
RespighiNesch RESPIGHI, OTTORINO: Three Botticelli Pictures; Il Tramonto; Church Windows
RESPIGHI; OTTORINO Antonacci, Anna Caterina (soprano)
Neschling; John
: Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
BIS 10 / 10
traditional-american-folk-songs-500x500 DOUGHERTY, CELIUS: Traditional American Folk Songs
DOUGHERTY; CELIUS Tod Fitzpatrick (baritone); Maria Jette (soprano); Alan Smith (piano)
Meyer Media LLC 10 / 10
Bruckner6Haitink BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 6
BRUCKNER; ANTON Haitink; Bernard
: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
BR Klassik 10 / 10
VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON - A Carol Symphony
BRYAN KELLY - Improvisations on Christmas Carols
PETER WARLOCK - Bethlehem Down (arr. Philip Lane)
PHILIP LANE - Wassail Dances
PATRIC STANDFORD - A Christmas Carol Symphony
HELY-HUTCHINSON; VICTORKELLY; BRYANLANE; PHILIPSTANDFORD; PATRICWARLOCK; PETER Sutherland; Gavin
: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
stileanticochristmas MICHAEL PRAETORIUS: Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem; Es ist ein Ros entsprungen JACOBUS CLEMENS NON PAPA: Pastores quidnam vidistis (motet); Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis JACOB HANDL: Canite tuba; Mirabile mysterium HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUS: Magnificat quinti toni JOHANNES ECCARD: Übers Gebirg Maria geht; Vom Himmel hoch HANS LEO HASSLER: Hodie Christus natus est ECCARD; JOHANNESHANDL; JACOBHASSLER; HANS LEOJACOBUS CLEMENS NON PAPAPRAETORIUS; HIERONYMUSPRAETORIUS; MICHAEL Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
Petrenko-Spring RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Spring Cantata
DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Printemps
STRAVINSKY, IGOR: The Rite of Spring
DEBUSSY; CLAUDERACHMANINOV; SERGEISTRAVINSKY; IGOR Rodion Pogassov (baritone)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko
Onyx 10 / 10
TetzlaffQt SCHUBERT, FRANZ: String Quartet No. 15 in G major
HAYDN, JOSEPH: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 20 No. 3
HAYDN; JOSEPHSCHUBERT; FRANZ Tetzlaff Quartett
Ondine 10 / 10
81VSgHlSyWL._SL1200 CHAMINADE, CÉCILE: Piano Trio Op. 11; Capriccio Op. 18; Trois Morceaux Op. 31; Piano Trio Op. 34; Romanza appasionata; Sommeil d’enfant
CHAMINADE; CÉCILE Trio Parnassus
MDG 10 / 10
71gA678pPYL._SL1500 Johannes Brahms: Klavierstücke Op. 76 Nos. 1-4; Intermezzi Op. 117; Klavierstücke Op. 118 BRAHMS; JOHANNES Arcadi Volodos (piano)
Sony 10 / 10
Beet3Tenn BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"; Coriolan Overture
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Tennstedt, Klaus (NDR Symphony Orchestra)
Profil 10 / 10
Goodyear-Nutcracker TCHAIKOVSKY, PIOTR ILYICH: The Nutcracker--Complete Ballet Arranged for Solo Piano
TCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Stewart Goodyear (piano)
Steinway & Sons 10 / 10
odhecatonpalestrina PALESTRINA, GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA: Sicut cervus; Missa Papae Marcelli; Victimae Paschali laudes; Laudate Dominum; other works
PALESTRINA; GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col
Arcana 10 / 10
61oGyjeX-dL._SS500 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Diabelli Variations
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
BIS 10 / 10
bachbminorarcangelo BACH, J.S.: Mass in B minor BWV 232
BACH; J.S. Boden; Samuel,Davies; Neal,Mead; Tim,Teuscher; Lydia,Winland; Ida Falk
Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen
Hyperion 10 / 10
ProkLit47 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 4 (1947) and 7
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Litton; Andrew
: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
BIS 10 / 10
arminio HANDEL, G.F.: Arminio
HANDEL; G.F. Max Emanuel Cencic, Vince Yi, Xavier Sabata (countertenor); Layla Claire (soprano); Ruxandra Donose (mezzo-soprano); Petros Magoulas (bass); Juan Sancho (tenor)
Armonia Atenea, George Petrou
Decca 10 / 10
Hamelin MEDTNER, NIKOLAI: Piano Concerto No. 2
RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Piano Concerto No. 3
MEDTNER; NIKOLAIRACHMANINOV; SERGEI Hamelin, Marc-André (piano)
Jurowski; Vladimir
: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Hyperion 10 / 10
81WSSaU2lLL._SL1425 Richard Peaslee: Catalonia (2003) Daniel Schnyder: Sonata for Trumpet & Piano (1994, revised 2013) Michael Daugherty: The Lightning Fields (2015) Kevin McKee: Song for a Friend (2015); The Adventures of…(for unaccompanied trumpet, 2016) Anthony Plog: Sonata for Trumpet & Piano (2009) DAUGHERTY; MICHAEL Jason Bergman (trumpet, flugelhorn); Steven Harlos (piano, celeste)
MSR 10 / 10


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