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


 

Recordings of the Month

July


KAPSBERGER
Che fai tù? - Villanelles


Cyrillus KREEK
The suspended harp of Babel


SHOSTAKOVICH
violin concertos - Ibragimova


Peteris VASKS
Viola concerto - Maxim Rysanov


The Complete Lotte Schöne

June


Beethoven String Quartets


Produzioni Armoniche


Seven Symphonic Poems


Shostakovich VC1 Baiba Skride
Tchaikovsky Symph 5 Nelsons


Vivaldi Violin Concertos

 

 

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2020

August

Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos - a survey by Ralph Moore
Piano Trio Discography & Survey (completed) - Beethoven
Masterwork Index: Schumann's Cello Concerto
Terry Barfoot, MWI reviewer - an obituary by Roy Westbrook

July

Verdi's Macbeth - a survey by Ralph Moore
The Life and Music of Rutland Boughton by Alan Senior
We’ll be back! The CBSO Weathering the Covid-19 Storm by John Quinn
Looking at Reizenstein's Oboe Sonatina by John France
Strauss's Arabella - a survey by Ralph Moore

June

Reconstructing a Pianist – The Enigmatic Eva Wollmann by Göran Tegnér
Verdi’s Un ballo in Maschera - A survey by Ralph Moore
Pop and Avant Garde Mixed: David Bedford’s The Garden of Love by John France
Rosemarie Wright - an obituary by Duncan Honeybourne
Verdi’s La forza del destino - A survey by Ralph Moore
Looking at Alan Rawsthorne's Pierrette by John France
Piano Trio Discography: U-Z Composers ~ A note from the compiler
Second Thoughts and Short Reviews: Summer 2020 by Brian Wilson and Johan van Veen
Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde - a survey by Ralph Moore
Piano Trio Discography: Johannes Brahms

May

Bruckner's Eighth Symphony - a survey of recordings by Lee Denham
A visit to the Pavarotti Museum by Lee Denham
A MusicWeb Survey of Our Favorite Neglected Recordings edited by Mike Parr
Bach's Goldberg Variations (on piano) - a survey by Ralph Moore
Accompanist or Partner? Pianist Susie Allan in conversation with John Quinn
Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci - A survey by Ralph Moore
Celebrating Peter Racine Fricker's 100th Birthday by John France
Piano Trio Discography: "T" Composers
Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana - A survey by Ralph Moore
Celebrating Geoffrey Bush's 100th Birthday by John France
Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Spring 2020/3 by Brian Wilson
The Symphonies of Anton Bruckner Revisited by John Quinn and Patrick Waller
More Obscure Favorites by Andrew Hartman
Recalling John Addison’s Trumpet Concerto by John France

April

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis - a survey by Ralph Moore
Masterwork Review Index: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius - a survey by John Quinn (updated)
Piano Trio Discography: Dmitri Shostakovich
A Peter Dickinson Concert – Stateside, 1959 by John France
A survey of Shostakovich string quartet cycles by Jens F Laurson
Piano Trio Discography: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Spring 2020/2 by Brian Wilson, Simon Thompson & Johan van Veen
Some thoughts on E.J. Moeran’s Theme and Variations by John France
Piano Trio Discography: "S" Composers

March

Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi - A survey by Ralph Moore
Listening Studio Report by John Quinn
Piano Trio Discography: Franz Schubert ~ Updates
Beethoven 250, Philharmonia 75 and Decca 90: some recent Beulah reissues by Brian Wilson
Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Spring 2020/1 - Part A ~ Part B by Brian Wilson & Johan van Veen
Piano Trio Discography: Robert Schumann

February

Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Winter 2019-20/3 by Brian Wilson, Dan Morgan, Simon Thompson & Johan van Veen
Peter Serkin - an appreciation by Rick Masters
Mirella Freni - an obituary by Ralph Moore
Completions and Reconstructions of Musical Works by Stephen Barber (full document)
Puccini’s Il tabarro - A survey by Ralph Moore
Puccini's Suor Angelica - a survey by Ralph Moore

January

National Discographies - a major update by Mike Herman
Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Winter 2019-20/2 by Brian Wilson, Dan Morgan & Johan van Veen
Fred Lax - An English flautist in America by Stuart Scott
The first performance of Adam Pounds' Second Symphony by John France
How Complete Was My Beethoven? by Mark Zimmer BEETHOVEN 250

2019

December

Piano Trio Discography: "R" Composers - compiled by David Barker
2019 Recordings of the Year
Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Winter 2019-20/1 by Brian Wilson & Johan van Veen
Listening Studio Report by John Quinn

November

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky - a survey by Ralph Moore
Rolando Panerai - An obituary by Ralph Moore
Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Autumn 2019/2 by Brian Wilson, Dan Morgan & Johan van Veen

October

Anthony Hedges - An obituary by Kenneth Shenton
Jessye Norman - A short appreciation by Ralph Moore
Short Reviews & Second Thoughts: Autumn 2019/1 by Brian Wilson, Dan Morgan, Johan van Veen & Simon Thompson
Listening Studio Report by John Quinn
Piano Trio Discography - Sergei Rachmaninov
Another Dozen Obscure Favorites by Andrew Hartman

August

Mozart's Die Zauberflöte - a survey by Ralph Moore
Peter Gammond - an obituary by Kenneth Shenton
Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer - a survey by Ralph Moore
Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été - a survey by Ralph Moore
A Portrait of the Pianist Adolph Hallis by William Snedden
What is the meaning behind the Castellucci production of Salome? - an interpretation by Len Mullenger
Second Thoughts and Short Reviews: Summer 2019/2 by Brian Wilson, Johan van Veen and Simon Thompson
“Untouchable” and ”Most Recommendable” Opera Recordings - a very personal guide by Ralph Moore

July

Verdi's Rigoletto - a survey by Ralph Moore
Verdi's Simon Boccanegra - a survey by Ralph Moore
Bizet's Carmen - a survey by Ralph Moore
Piano Trio Discography: Maurice Ravel
Second Thoughts & Short Reviews: Summer 2019/1 by Brian Wilson, Dan Morgan and Simon Thompson

June

Noises Off - Sound Effects in Opera Recordings by Paul Corfield Godfrey
Verdi's Aida - a survey by Ralph Moore
Dominick Argento - an obituary by Kenneth Shenton
Puccini's Manon Lescaut - a survey by Ralph Moore
Second Thoughts & Short Reviews - Spring 2019-3 by Brian Wilson, Simon Thompson & Johan van Veen

May

The Swing of the Pendulum - George Lloyd and the Crisis of Romanticism by Peter Davison
Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila - a survey by Ralph Moore
A Dozen Obscure Favorites by Andrew Hartman
Massenet's Werther - a survey by Ralph Moore
Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel - a survey by Ralph Moore
Piano Trio Discography & Review Index: N, O, P & Q composers compiled by David Barker
Blandine Verlet - an obituary by Kenneth Shenton
Second Thoughts & Short Reviews - Spring 2019-3 by Brian Wilson, Simon Thompson & Johan van Veen
Schubert's Winterreise - a survey by Ralph Moore

April

Romance in The Land of Heart’s Desire by Ben Janken
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin - a survey by Ralph Moore
Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande - a survey by Ralph Moore
John Langdon - an obituary by Kenneth Shenton
Second Thoughts & Short Reviews - Spring 2019-2 by Brian Wilson

March

The Music of Hermann Goetz by Andrew Hartman
Verdi's Otello - a survey by Ralph Moore
Listening Studio Report by John Quinn
Cherubini's Medea - a survey by Ralph Moore
Second Thoughts & Short Reviews - Spring 2019-1 by Brian Wilson
Verdi's Falstaff - a survey by Ralph Moore
Gerald Larner - an obituary by Kenneth Shenton

February

Wagner's Ring cycle - a survey by Ralph Moore
Berlioz's Les Troyens - a survey by Ralph Moore
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov - a survey by Ralph Moore
Second Thoughts & Short Reviews Winter 2019-2 by Brian Wilson & Dan Morgan
Martin Dalby - an obituary by Kenneth Shenton
Puccini’s La fanciulla del West - a survey by Ralph Moore

January

50,000 reviews published
Wagner's Parsifal - a survey by Ralph Moore
John Joubert - an obituary by John Quinn
Strauss' Salome - a survey by Ralph Moore
Stanfordian Thoughts 9: His most played work by Christopher Howell
Second Thoughts & Short Reviews Winter 2018/19-1 by Brian Wilson & Dan Morgan

 



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