Notes & Reviews:
The Penguin Guide
What Zagrosek's gloriously recorded version demonstrates is the range of atmospheric beauty in the score. Zagrosek draws dedicated playing and singing from the massive ensemble, and the beautifully balanced sound is of demonstration quality.
Zagrosek's reading is superb, his cast almost without flaw. I have not heard Connell give a better performance: she has all Carlotta's glamour, together with a purity of tone and a subtle response to words and phrasing that come close to giving her a soul. The precision and detail of the subsidiary characters are praiseworthy throughout; even very small roles have been cast form strength. The recording is remarkably fine, spacious and sumptuous, with not a single detail out of focus.
ReviewsThere are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Vaughan Williams: Ten Blake Songs; On Wenlock Edge; Dove: The End; Warlock: The Curlew / Mark Padmore, tenor
Berg: Wozzeck / Theo Adam, Reiner Goldberg. Herbert Kegel
Tikhon Khrennikov (1913-2007): Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Vengerov, Kissin, Repin, Khreninkov
Scarlatti: Violin Sonatas / Paolo Perrone, baroque violin; Alexandra Nigito, harpsichord
Weber: Euryanthe, opera / Siegfried Vogel, Nicolai Gedda, Jessye Norman, Tam Krause, Rita Hunter
Respighi: Church Windows; Brazilian Impressions; Belkis Queen of Sheba, Metamorphoseon; Roman Trilogy / Tortelier; Simon
Louis Spohr: Complete Violin Concertos / Ulf Hoelscher, violin
Ernest John Moeran: Cello Concerto; Serenade in G; Lonely Waters; Whythorne's Shadow / Guy Johnston, cello; Rebekah Coffey, soprano