Recent 10/10 Reviews


Album Work Title Composer Performer Label Rating
cafezimmermannbach Café Zimmermann’s Re-scaled, Re-scored, Rewarding Bach BACH; C.P.E.BACH; J.S. Café Zimmermann
Alpha 10 / 10
71RqilvWvL._SL1200 BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations BWV 988
BACH; J.S. Klára Würtz (piano)
Piano Classics 10 / 10
61GOqLAXW5L._SL1425 Works by Serrano, Lauba, Bark, Goldstein, & Yang Scott Litroff (alto & soprano saxophones); Matthieu Cognet (piano)
MSR Classics 10 / 10
Bruck8Posch BRUCKNER, ANTON: Symphony No. 8 (Nowak Version, 1890)
BRUCKNER; ANTON Poschner, Markus (Bruckner Orchestra Linz)
Capriccio 10 / 10
deHartmann DE HARTMANN, THOMAS: Koliadky: Noëls Ukrainiens; Symphonie-Poème No. 4; Concerto Andaluz; Un fête en Ukraine (Suite)
DE HARTMANN; THOMAS Bülent Evcil (flute)
Kuchar; Theodore
: Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine
Toccata Classics 10 / 10
brklassikverdi VERDI, GIUSEPPE: Messa da Requiem
VERDI; GIUSEPPE Jessye Norman (soprano); Agnes Baltsa (alto); José Carreras (tenor); Yevgeny Nesterenko (bass)
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Riccardo Muti
BR Klassik 10 / 10
LincolnTrio BACON, ERNST: Piano Trio No. 2
SOWERBY, LEO: Piano Trio
BACON; ERNSTSOWERBY; LEO Lincoln Trio
Cedille 10 / 10
KOLAsmall Works by Arnold, Mahler, Chopin, Martinu, Kapustin, Byrd, Bull, Bartók, others ARNOLD; MALCOLMBARTÓK; BELABULL; JOHNBYRD; WILLIAMCHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICKAPUSTIN; NIKOLAIMAHLER; GUSTAVMARKEVITCH; IGORMARTINU; BOHUSLAV Various Soloists
Various Conductors and Orchestras
BISCapriccioDeccaDeutsche GrammophonNaxos 10 / 10
baritenor Arias by Mozart, Méhul, Spontini, Rossini, Adam, Donizetti, Verdi, Thomas, & Offenbach Michael Spyres (tenor)
Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Marko Letonja
Erato 10 / 10
Brahms4Hon BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Symphony No. 4
MACMILLAN, JAMES: Larghetto for Orchestra
BRAHMS; JOHANNESMACMILLAN; JAMES Honeck, Manfred (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Reference Recordings 10 / 10
81jlKe4O1DL._SL1200 CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Nocturnes (complete)
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRIC Stephen Hough (piano)
Hyperion 10 / 10
BartokMalkki BARTÓK, BELA: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Concerto for Orchestra
BARTÓK; BELA Mälkki, Susanna (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
BIS 10 / 10
Americascapes Loeffler: La Mort de Tintagiles Ruggles: Evocations Hanson: Before the Dawn Cowell: Variations for Orchestra COWELL; HENRYHANSON; HOWARDLOEFFLER; CHARLESRUGGLES; CARL Delphine Dupuy (viola d'amore)
Trevino; Robert
: Basque National Orchestra
Ondine 10 / 10
81ykDfmyFGL._SL1200_-1 CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Suite Op. 34 JULES MOUQUET: La flute de Pan Op. 15 GABRIEL FAURÉ: Fantasie Op. 70; Morceau de concours GEORGES ENESCU: Cantabile et presto PHILIPPE GAUBERT: Nocturne et allegro scherzando; Fantasie; Madrigal CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (arranged by Gustave Samazeuilh); Syrinx DEBUSSY; CLAUDEENESCU; GEORGEFAURÉ; GABRIELGAUBERT; PHILIPPEMOUQUET; JULESWIDOR; CHARLES-MARIE Robert Langevin (flute); Margaret Kampmeier (piano)
Bridge 10 / 10
C38BB5E7-2450-4508-83AC-B657E049582B RAVEL, MAURICE: La valse; Alborada del gracioso; Rapsodie espagnole; Une barque sur l’océan; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Boléro
RAVEL; MAURICE Basque National Orchestra, Robert Trevino
Ondine 10 / 10
armstrongbyrd BYRD, WILLIAM: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL, JOHN: Keyboard works (selected)
BULL; JOHNBYRD; WILLIAM Kit Armstrong (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
abduraimov DEBUSSY, CLAUDE: Children’s Corner Suite
CHOPIN, FRÉDÉRIC: Preludes Op. 24
MUSSORGSKY, MODEST: Pictures at an Exhibition
CHOPIN; FRÉDÉRICDEBUSSY; CLAUDEMUSSORGSKY; MODEST Behzod Abduraimov (piano)
Alpha 10 / 10
Sowerby SOWERBY, LEO: Syncronata (for Jazz Orchestra); Serenade for String Quartet; String Quartet in D minor; Tramping Tune for Piano and Strings; Symphony for Jazz Orchestra
SOWERBY; LEO Winston Choi (piano); Alexander Hanna (double bass)
Andy Baker Orchestra, Andrew Baker (cond.) Avalan String Quartet
Cedille 10 / 10
popovarias Arias by Puccini, Gounod, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Ponchielli, Borodin, Dvorák, & Lehár BIZET; GEORGESBORODIN; ALEXANDERDVORÁK; ANTONINGOUNOD; CHARLESLEHÁR; FRANZPONCHIELLI; AMILCAREPUCCINI; GIACOMOTCHAIKOVSKY; PIOTR ILYICH Dmytro Popov (tenor)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mikhail Simonyan
Orchid Classics 10 / 10
homiliusmark HOMILIUS, GOTTFRIED AUGUST: St. Mark Passion (Markuspassion) HoWV I.10
HOMILIUS; GOTTFRIED AUGUST Monika Mauch (soprano); Ruth Sandhoff (alto); Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor/Evangelist); Thomas Laske (baritone/Jesus)
Basler Madrigalisten; L'arpa festante, Fritz Näf
Carus 10 / 10
BACH_Goldberg-Variations_Violons-du-Roy_Labadie_ATMA_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic BACH, J.S.: Goldberg Variations (Arrangement by Bernard Labadie)
BACH; J.S. Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie
ATMA Classique 10 / 10
CHARLES IVES - Variations on "America"; Decoration Day; Fugue in C; Variations on "Jerusalem the Golden"; The Alcotts; others (arr. for band)
IVES; CHARLES Col. Timothy W. Foley
: The President's Own United States Marine Band
Naxos 10 / 10
Shaham BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS, JOHANNES: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VANBRAHMS; JOHANNES Shaham, Gil (violin)
Jacobsen; Eric
: The Knights
Canary Classics 10 / 10
4022143977755 VENTURINI, FRANCESCO: Concerti di camera Op. 1: No. 2 in A minor, No. 11 in B-flat major, No. 9 in G minor; Ouverture à 5 in E minor; Concerto à 6 in A major
VENTURINI; FRANCESCO La Festa Musicale
Audite 10 / 10
BACH_GLASS_RAMEAU_Triad_Vikingur_DG_ClassicsToday_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic PHILIP GLASS: Select Etudes J. S. BACH: Select keyboard pieces CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Selections from Estampes, Children's Corner, & the Préludes JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Select keyboard pieces BACH; J.S.DEBUSSY; CLAUDEGLASS; PHILIPRAMEAU; JEAN-PHILIPPE Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
Britten-Peter-Grimes-Gardner-1200-850-1024x725 BRITTEN, BENJAMIN: Peter Grimes
BRITTEN; BENJAMIN Stuart Skelton, Robert Murray (tenor); Erin Wall, Hanna Husáhr, Vibeke Kristensen (soprano); Roderick Williams, Marcus Farnsworth (baritone); Susan Bickley, Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Royal Northern College of Music Chorus, Choir of Collegium Musicum, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner
Chandos 10 / 10
anderszewskibach BACH, J.S.: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II: Preludes & Fugues in C major, F minor, A-flat major, D-sharp minor, F major, B-flat minor, E-flat major, G minor, E major, G-sharp minor, B major, & B minor
BACH; J.S. Piotr Anderszewski (piano)
Warner Classics 10 / 10
Prokofiev123 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Classical", 2 and 3
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Litton, Andrew (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra)
BIS 10 / 10
rossinitenors ROSSINI, GIOACHINO: Arias, duets, & trios from Il barbiere di Siviglia, Otello, Armida, La donna del Lago, Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra, Le Siège de Corinthe, Ricciardo e Zoraide
ROSSINI; GIOACHINO Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Xabier Anduaga (tenor); Tara Erraught (mezzo-soprano)
I Virtuosi Italiani, Corrado Rovaris
Erato 10 / 10
Crumb CRUMB, GEORGE: Metamorphoses (Book 1): Ten Fantasy-Pieces (after celebrated paintings)
CRUMB; GEORGE ()
Bridge 10 / 10
BACH_Motets_Pygmalion_Harmonia-Mundi_Jens-f-Laurson_ClassicalCritic_CLASSICSTODAY BACH, J.S.: Motets BWV 225 – 230 et al.
BACH; J.S. Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon
Harmonia Mundi 10 / 10
DvorakPC DVORÁK, ANTONIN: Piano Concerto
MARTINU, BOHUSLAV: Piano Concerto No. 4 "Incantations"
DVORÁK; ANTONINMARTINU; BOHUSLAV Ivo Kahánek (piano)
Hrusa; Jakub
: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Supraphon 10 / 10
12TonesCover Various Composers: Various Carols and Christmas Favorites
BACH; J.S.CAGE; JOHN Pipo
Musica Urethra Really Modern Music Project
Tinnitus Classics 10 / 10
kohbach part 3 BACH, J.S.: Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003; Sonata No. 3 in C major BWV 1005
BERIO, LUCIANO: Sequenza VIII for solo violin
HARBISON, JOHN: For Violin Alone
BACH; J.S.BERIO; LUCIANOHARBISON; JOHN Jennifer Koh (violin)
Cedille 10 / 10
BeetHelm4 BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4
BEETHOVEN; LUDWIG VAN Helmchen; Martin
Manze; Andrew
: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Alpha 10 / 10
ethelsmyth SMYTH, ETHEL: The Prison
SMYTH; ETHEL Dashon Burton (bass-baritone); Sarah Brailey (soprano)
Experiential Orchestra and Chorus, James Blachly
Chandos 10 / 10
4009850013402 SCHUBERT, FRANZ: Grand Duo in C major D. 812; Fantasie in F minor D. 940
SCHUBERT; FRANZ Evgeni Koroliov and Ljupka Hadžigeorgieva (piano duet)
Tacet 10 / 10
81P9yp-1chL._SL1200 Works by Picchi, Merula, Arauso, Weckmann, Macedo, Bruna, Gabrieli, Louis Couperin, Ferrabosco I, Frescobaldi, Trabaci, Radino, Philips, Locke, Tindale, Schildt, Muffat, Froberger, Chambonnières, Jacquet de La Guerre, Tomkins, Coprario, Farnaby, Scheidemann, Keril, Sweelinck, Cabanilles, Byrd, Bull, Buxtehude, Praetorius, Kuhnau, Braga, Pasquini, Le Roux, & D’Anglebert BUXTEHUDE; DIETRICHBYRD; WILLIAMCOUPERIN; LOUISFRESCOBALDI; GIROLAMOGABRIELI; GIOVANNIMUFFAT; GEORGSWEELINCK; JAN PIETERSZOON Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
Avie 10 / 10
jaho Arias by Puccini, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Catalani, Boito, Verdi, Massenet, Giordano LEONCAVALLO; RUGGEROMASCAGNI; PIETROMASSENET; JULESPUCCINI; GIACOMOVERDI; GIUSEPPE Ermonela Jaho (soprano)
Orquestra de la Communitat Valenciana, Andrea Battistoni
Opera Rara 10 / 10
Shapero SHAPERO, HAROLD: Sinfonia in C minor; Credo; Partita in D; On Green Mountain; Serenade in D for String Orchestra
SHAPERO; HAROLD Rose, Gil (Boston Modern Orchestra Project)
BMOP Sound 10 / 10
babayanrach RACHMANINOV, SERGEI: Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux, Moments musicaux (selections)
RACHMANINOV; SERGEI Sergei Babayan (piano)
Deutsche Grammophon 10 / 10
81VuIctTwNL._SL1500 TORU TAKEMITSU: Rain Dreaming HENRY COWELL: Set of four KAIJA SAARIAHO: Jardin secret II GAVIN BRYARS: After Handel’s “Vesper” ANAHITA ABBASI: Intertwined distances LUC FERRARI: Programme commun “Musique socialiste?” ABBASI; ANAHITABRYARS; GAVINCOWELL; HENRYFERRARI; LUCSAARIAHO; KAIJATAKEMITSU; TORU Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Hyperion 10 / 10
71fA7zcMI0L._SL1200 PROKOFIEV, SERGEI: The Ugly Duckling Op. 18; 5 Poems Op. 23: Nos. 2, 3, & 6; 5 Poems of Anna Akhmatova Op. 27; 5 Poems Op. 36: No. 4; 2 Songs from Lieutenant Kijé Op. 60b: No. 1 Stonet siz y golubochek; 2 Choruses Op. 66a: 2. Anyutka (version for voice and piano); 3 Children’s Songs Op. 68: 1; The Chatterbox; 3 Songs from Alexander Nevsky Op. 78b: 2. Mark, Ye Bright Falcons; 3 Romances Op. 72: 2. The rosy dawn is colouring the east; 12 Russian Folksongs Op. 104: 6. Katerina
PROKOFIEV; SERGEI Margarita Gritskova (mezzo-soprano); Maria Prinz (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10
ekaterina Arias by Puccini, Charpentier, Gounod, Bizet, & Verdi Ekaterina Siurina (soprano); Charles Casttronovo (tenor)
Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Constantine Orbellian
10 / 10
81AiImQNwhL._SL1390_-1 SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: Sonatas K. 56, 83, 97, 131, 154, 178, 204, 228, 248, 267, 285, 300, 305, 321, 338, 352, & 367
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Eylam Keshet (piano)
Naxos 10 / 10
FranckTingaud FRANCK, CÉSAR: Le Chasseur Maudit; Psyché; Les Éolides
FRANCK; CÉSAR Tingaud; Jean-Luc
: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Naxos 10 / 10
SCARLATTI_Sonatas_Margherita-TORRETTA_Academy_jens-f-laurson_classical-critic SCARLATTI, DOMENICO: 20 Keyboard Sonatas
SCARLATTI; DOMENICO Margherita Torretta (piano)
Academy 10 / 10
usher GLASS, PHILIP: The Fall of the House of Usher
GLASS; PHILIP Jonas Hacker, Nicholas Nestorak (tenor); Ben Edquist (baritone); Madison Leonard (soprano); Matthew Fleisher (bass)
Wolf Trap Opera Artists, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Joseph Li
Wolf Trap 10 / 10
gesualdosixmotets Motets by Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, Sheppard, White, Dunstaple, Morley, Taverner, Cornysh, Gibbons, & Parsons BYRD; WILLIAMDUNSTABLE; JOHNPARSONS; ROBERTSHEPPARD; JOHNTALLIS; THOMASTOMKINS; THOMASWHITE; ROBERT Park; Owain
: The Gesualdo Six
Hyperion 10 / 10
civitaschinese ZHOU LONG: Five Elements CHEN YI: Night Thoughts LU PEI: Scenes Through Window VIVIAN FUNG: Bird Song YAO CHEN: Emanations of Tara Yihan Chen (pipa); Cynthia Yeh (percussion); Emma Gerstein (flute, piccolo)
Civitas Ensemble
Cedille 10 / 10


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