CD Review- Gramophone on Orchestra of the Swan, Mahler- Das Lied von der Erde

In the October 2011 issue of Gramophone Magazine, one can now find the first review to directly compare the Orchestra of the Swan recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with the new recording by Manchester Camerata and Douglas Boyd of Das Lied von der Erde (no coupling) on […]

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What’s in a name? Depends on whether it’s the right name.

Reformist musicologists with a politically-correct worldview might find themselves raising an eyebrow at this week’s Surrey Mozart Players concert, where, with blatant disregard for all the latest scholarship, the orchestra and I will be playing Johannes Brahms’ “Variations on a theme of Josef Haydn.” We will not be playing the now-ubiquitous “Variations on the Saint Anthony Chorale.” […]

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CD Review and Interview- Gramophone on Gal/Schumann 3rd Symphonies

Gramophone Magazine devotes a whole page to their review of Bobby and Hans vol. 1 in the September issue, now on newsstands. Be sure to pick up a copy- my man Edward Elgar is on the cover, what could be better?  There is also a short interview that I did with reviews editor Andrew Mellor […]

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CD Review- Gramophone on Gal Violin Concerti and Triptych for Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine September 2010 Orchestral reviews Gál Violin Concerto, Op 39. Violin Concertino, Op 52. Triptych, Op 100 Annette-Barbara Vogel vn Northern Sinfonia/Kenneth Woods Avie ® AV2146 (70’ DDD) Premiere recordings of three gloriously tuneful late-Romantic masterworks Hard on the heels of Gil’s violin sonatas and Suite (8/10) comes this superb new disc featuring the […]

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We really love Gramophone

If one happens to be thumbing through the February issue of Gramophone, you might notice a nice mention of my Orchestra of the Swan appointment on page 14- we even got a picture. You can find me right next to the piece on James Galway. I only mention this because I’ve never been in a […]

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