Reviews

Written by the expert critics of BBC Music Magazine and with over a hundred new reviews added every month, the archive dates back to the magazine's launch in 1992 and now includes over 30,000 album reviews. We also provide our albums of the month that we recommend.
Recording of the Month
Stunning performances of Weinberg symphonies

'Few discs released during the Weinberg centenary year are likely to make more waves for the composer than this.'

Orchestral
Jiří Bělohlávek’s reappraisal of Suk has a fairytale ending

'The Czech players enter into the fray with sophisticated abandon'

Opera
Fabulous Fabiano delivers a sizzling selection of arias

'Tenor Michael Fabiano is at his best in those great Verdian oaths of vengeance'

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
Concerto
Putting the drama back into Mozart’s D minor

'Jean-Efflam Bavouzet makes the music irresistibly sensuous'

Sandrine Piau
Choral & Song
French discoveries reveal unexpected treasures

'This is utterly adorable from start to finish'

Instrumental
Christophe Rousset takes Frescobaldi in his stride

'The late 16th-century harpsichord honours Frescobaldi’s sound'

Jazz
Character strings

'Fine guitar and bass in close-up from Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan'

Choral & Song
A rich selection of piano and vocal pieces by the Schumanns

'Listeners who know Dichterliebe ...

This Month's Choices

August 2019

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