Little known Brazilian music of real distinction.
Love letter to Janáček retains some of the composer’s charm but less of his bite.
Tuck rounds off her entertaining and illuminating Czerny series in style.
From Vienna to Hollywood, three quartets that should be heard more often.
Review: Cavalieri: Rappresentatione Di Anima Et Di Corpo (Il Giardino Armonico, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Giovanni Antonini)
In world’s first opera, moral debates and souls in torment have seldom felt such fun.
Review: Auber: Le Philtre (Luiza Fatyol, Adina Vilichi, Patrick Kabongo, Emmanuel Franco, Eugenio Di Lieto, Kraków Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Luciano Acocella)
Auber’s zesty elixir offers a tonic that's as lip-smacking as Donizetti’s.
Review: Puccini: La Bohème (Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, Stefan Herheim, Eivind Gullberg Jensen)
Diego Torre leads a fine cast in Herheim’s kaleidoscopic exploration of bereavement.
Review: Camargo Guarnieri: Choros Vol. 2; Flor de Tremembé (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Roberto Tibiriçá)
Spicy Latin-flavoured concertos, warmly played.
The piano leads the field with front runners Mitsuko Uchida and Leif Ove Andsnes, but first an auspicious start to a brand new Mahler cycle.
Cross-channel collaboration lends piquant French sensibility to a great English opera.
Review: Johann Simon Mayr: Alfredo Il Grande (Simon Mayr Chorus, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Concerto de Bassus, Franz Hauk)
An episode from the life of Alfred the Great gets epic treatment.
First world war opera captures hearts and minds.
An eclectic month kicks off in Hollywood style with John Williams in Berlin, delivers a trio of early music gems, and ends with a ‘très jolie’ romp from the Opéra Comique.