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Music and Vision



Online classical music magazine, published daily



Published: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:04 +0000

 



CD Spotlight. Welcome Indeed

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Judith Aller plays Corelli and Kreisler, highly recommended by the late Howard Smith. 'How gratifying to discover another fine, established American violinist who did not emerge from the Galamian-DeLay assembly line.'



DVD Spotlight. Hard to Chew

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Music by Axel Borup-Jørgensen, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'This is music that needs to be listened to several times before one can start to comprehend the composer's inner thoughts ...'



Ensemble. Sublime Romanticism

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky's 'Iolanta', impressing Giuseppe Pennisi



Ensemble. The Romantic Connection

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Kodály, Glass and Bruckner, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi



CD Spotlight. Interesting Music

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Orchestral works by Martin Georgiev, heard by Geoff Pearce. 'Direction and performances are first class, and for people who appreciate contemporary classical music, there is a lot to enjoy here.'



Ensemble. Risky on Paper

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Mark Elder and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain impress Mike Wheeler



Book Review. Exceptionally Well Informed

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

James Hamilton-Paterson's 'Sinfonia Eroica', highly recommended by Gerald Fenech



Ensemble. Sophisticated Elegance

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Giuseppe Pennisi listens to music by Giacinto Scelsi



CD Spotlight. Seemingly Interminable

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

German lieder from Wilhelm Pfeiffer, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... to hear this fine music performed with consummate artistry and fidelity to these composers' wishes I can only suggest you look elsewhere.'



CD Spotlight. A Surreal Plot

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Piazzolla and Ferrer's 'María de Buenos Aires', strongly recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... the tunes Piazzolla conjured up, a mix of classical forms and Argentine traditions, are consistently vibrant, emotional and at moments compellingly dramatic.'



Classical Music News - Debussy: The Complete Works

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Warner Classics marks the centenary of Clauude Debussy's death with the most complete collection ever made of Debussy recordings



CD Spotlight. Simple Means

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Late Schubert and Brahms piano works, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Celebrated Mexican virtuoso Jorge Federico Osorio's performances combine a clarity of texture with an articulate sense of rhythmic brilliance, giving these pieces a freshness and spontaneity that are wholly arresting.'



CD Spotlight. Absolutely Superb

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Altius Quartet plays Shostakovich, recommended by Geoff Pearce. 'I hope that the Altius Quartet goes on to record the whole cycle, and perhaps the Piano Quintets and Trios as well. This is a very fine ensemble of exciting young musicians.'



CD Spotlight. Empathetic Performances

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Beethoven and Clement violin concertos, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... Barton-Pine's faultlessly sculpted performance is unequivocally persuasive ...'



Classical Music News - Roberto Sierra

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Composer Roberto Sierra has been awarded the Tomás Luis de Victoria Prize