Reviews

  • EXAUDI and Russell Haswell performing in Faster Than Sound - Earthquake Mass. Photo by Rob Marrison
    REVIEW 30.06.14

    Performance: Faster Than Sound – Earthquake Mass Exaudi, Aldeburgh Festival

    14 June 2014: 67th Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Faster Than Sound: Earthquake Mass Exaudi James Weeks (director) Russell Haswell (electronics) Ear plugs are seldom handed out at the concert hall door, but the Faster Than Sound event [...]

  • Susanna Fairburn (Juno), Harriet Burns (Mercury's companion/Jove as Diana)
©2014 Laurent Compagnon
    REVIEW 29.04.14

    Performance: Cavalli: La Calisto (Hampstead Garden Opera)

    26 April 2014, Hampstead Garden Opera It’s been a good year for Cavalli enthuasiasts – and about time, too, given how little attention he and his contemporaries from the first half of the 17th century [...]

  • 5-CD set: Organ Concertos
    REVIEW 11.03.14

    CD: Organ Concertos

    Organ Concertos Compilation CD of Varied Artists and Performances Capriccio, C7172 The corralling of so many organ recordings on these five CDs from Capriccio – part of Naxos – guarantees there is something for everyone. [...]

  • Handel: Trio Sonatas, Opus 2
    REVIEW 11.03.14

    CD: Handel Trio Sonatas, Opus 2

    Handel: Trio Sonatas, Opus 2 The Brook Street Band Avie Records, AV2282 Tatty Theo’s magnificent Brook Street Band has whipped up a delicious recording of Handel’s six trio sonatas, Op.2, with a bonus track, the [...]

  • Untitled
    REVIEW 12.12.13

    Performance: The Hilliard Ensemble’s 40th Birthday Party

    11 December 2013 – Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2013 Trust the Hilliard Ensemble to organise their fortieth anniversary concert on a date of numerological significance; I’m sure Josquin and his contemporaries would have appreciated the [...]

  • Credit Eric Richmond
    REVIEW 29.11.13

    Conference: Gesualdo 400th anniversary

    The University of York has held a conference to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of the Renaissance composer Don Carlo Gesualdo. In a wide-ranging weekend of events – from a forensic analysis of [...]

  • Vivaldi Cantone in Utica
    REVIEW 06.11.13

    CD: Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (1737)

    Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (1737) Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (d) Naïve OP30545 This newest offering from Alan Curtis and his Complesso Barocco is the exquisite marriage of an outstanding performance with a crisp recording [...]