One of the most grown-up review sites around

54,514 reviews
and more.. and still writing ...

Search MusicWeb Here



International mailing

Founder: Len Mullenger                                     Editor in Chief: John Quinn              

Some items
to consider


paid for


100th birthday of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on December 8, 2019.
Renate Eggbrecht has recorded all 3 violin Sonatas

Mozart Brahms
Clarinet Quintets

Deaconoff; Stockhausen

Live at the Clifton Festival

Choir at Clifton Cathedral


New Releases

Naxos Classical

Click to see New Releases
Get 10% off using code musicweb10

Nimbus Podcast

Obtain 10% discount

Special offer 50% off
15CDs £83 incl. postage

Musicweb sells the following labels

Altus 10% off
Atoll 10% off
CRD 10% off
Hallé 10% off
Lyrita 10% off
Nimbus 10% off
Nimbus Alliance
Prima voce 10% off
Red Priest 10% off
Retrospective 10% off
Saydisc 10% off
Sterling 10% off

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing

Sample: See what you will get

Editorial Board
MusicWeb International
Founding Editor
Rob Barnett
Editor in Chief
John Quinn
Seen & Heard
Editor Emeritus
   Bill Kenny
MusicWeb Webmaster
   David Barker
Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb Founder
   Len Mullenger



I'm Stockport born and Manchester educated. Thanks to my revered music teachers Richard Sinton and Michael Ball I discovered Sibelius at 11 and sang madrigals at 14. I spent two life-changing summers working at Manchester's legendary Gibbs' Bookshop on Mosley St. Punk rock turned my head and I left school and home at 16. I lasted four months at NatWest and endured a series of bleak and brief employments until I went to Leeds University aged 23 to study Psychology. After a brief period in youth work and an enjoyable year at Forsyths on Deansgate I landed at Blackburn College almost by accident in 1995 and ended up in charge of A Level Psychology by default. I took early retirement in 2015 and now work as a private tutor and academic examiner. My musical curiosity has no limits or preferred eras - I consume anything and everything. I've spent the last 26 years in some sort of bliss with my wife Alison despite her antipathy to music (other than Duran Duran, alas). We live in East Lancashire with our teenager under the strict regime of our cat Merran (two older children fled for the sake their sanity many years ago).

My interest in recorded classical music is obsessive and all-consuming; occasional diversions include quizzing, cricket, Orkney, Accrington Stanley FC, the ancient TV series The Human Jungle (starring Herbert Lom), Laphroaig, Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show and my wonderful local pub.



Advertising on

Donate and keep us afloat



Recordings of the Month


Conner Riddle Songs

Rodzinski Sibelius

Of Innocence and Experience


Symphonies 1, 2, 3



Aho Symphony 5

Dowland - A Fancy


Rachmaninov_ Babayan