Timothy Ridout, with Martyn Brabbins & the BBC Symphony Orchestra, records Elgar’s Cello Concerto in Lionel Tertis’s arrangement for Viola, and Bloch’s Suite, for Harmonia Mundi.

Timothy Ridout, with Martyn Brabbins & the BBC Symphony Orchestra, records Elgar’s Cello Concerto in Lionel Tertis’s arrangement for Viola, and Bloch’s Suite, for Harmonia Mundi.

There are certain pieces that are programmed and broadcast far too often, indiscriminately (bums on seats/ratings), such as Mahler 1, 2 & 5, Shostakovich 5 & Violin Concerto 1, Bruch’s ‘Violin Concerto’ (as the first of his three such works is often reduced...
Sir Antonio Pappano records Puccini’s Turandot for Warner Classics – with Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho and Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Sir Antonio Pappano records Puccini’s Turandot for Warner Classics – with Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho and Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

This tremendous Turandot is superbly conducted, played, sung, and recorded (well-judged balance, depth of perspective, clarity, unstinting impact). It also has a USP: the “first complete recording with the original Alfano ending” (Puccini died with the...
RELEASED TODAY, March 10: Yuja Wang records music by Michael Tilson Thomas and Teddy Abrams – “The American Project” – for Deutsche Grammophon.

RELEASED TODAY, March 10: Yuja Wang records music by Michael Tilson Thomas and Teddy Abrams – “The American Project” – for Deutsche Grammophon.

Another DG project, this one featuring pieces composed for Yuja Wang, beginning with Michael Tilson Thomas’s You Come Here Often?, an enjoyably witty and jazzy solo that nicely cues Teddy Abrams’s Piano Concerto, a close-on forty-minute score that invests a number of...