Berliner Philharmoniker/Gielen (Testament) Now in his mid-80s, Michael Gielen used to make regular guest appearances in London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducting his own pieces and a range of other contemporary music, as well as symphonies by
Stone/Kynoch (Stone) After surveying the songs of Quilter, Delius, CW Orr, George Butterworth and Havergal Brian, baritone Mark Stone now turns his attention to John Ireland, with the first of what will be four discs devoted to all the song cycles an
String Quartet No 11; Interscriptum; Grave (Wergo) When the Minguet Quartett rounded off their survey of Wolfgang Rihm 's string quartets for Col Legno seven years ago, their final disc included just his 10th and 12th quartets . The 13th was not co
Though across Europe it's been Robert Zuidam's music-theatre that has established his reputation, the only work of the 48-year-old Dutchman that's at all well known in Britain is this very quirky and strangely compelling concert piece from 2001, which his
If the Royal Opera was ever going to return to the work it commissioned from Benjamin Britten for the 1953 coronation, then this was the year, an opportunity to mark both the 60th anniversary of that royal event as well as the Britten centenary.
(EMI) EMI is repackaging its archive of Adrian Boult's recordings with the same diligence it applied to its Klemperer discography. After a collection devoted to Boult's Vaughan Williams comes this even more extensive set of the other great English comp