Index of CD reviews

Operaramblings was never intended as a source of reviews for audio recordings of standard operatic rep.  There are plenty of those and, anyway, the sheer size of the back catalogue would make creating a useful reference source virtually impossible.  However, a significant number of audio recordings; usually, but by no means always, of new music or recital disks by up and coming singers, do come my way and I think the time has come to create an index of them.  Provisionally, I’m going to divide the list into disks containing works by one composer (more or less) and recitals.

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Works by one or two composers

Abrahamsen – let me tell you – Hannigan, BRSO, Nelsons
Adams – Doctor Atomic – BBC Symphony, composer
Ahvenniemi – Soundtrack for an Imaginary Opera – Various singers and instrumentalists
Al-Zand – The Leader and other works – Various singers and instrumentalists
Albarn – Dr. Dee – ENO
Beethoven – Symphony no.9 – Tafelmusik
Beethoven – Symphony no.9 – Bayreuth, Furtwängler
Beethoven – Folk Songs – Bohnet, Johannsen, Klimbacher, Herzer, Christelbauer, Bartos
Berg and Mahler – Sehnsucht – Hannigan, Steffani, Camerata RCO, Verbeek
Berlioz – L’Enfance du Christ – Melbourne Symphony, Davis, soloists
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique etc – Toronto Symphony, Davis
Bliss – The Enchantress etc – BBC Symphony, Davis, soloists
Brandt – Kassandra – Shumate, Besch et al, chamber ensemble, Isomura
Britten – Peter Grimes – Opera London, Langridge et al, Hickox
Britten – Peter Grimes – Skelton et al, Gardner
Bryars – A Native Hill – The Crossing
Buckley – From Ocean’s Floor – Buckley et al
Burry – Baby Kintyre – CBC
Couperin – Leçons de Ténèbre – La Nuova Musica
Crean – The Priestess of Morphine – Lyons, Bruton et al
Current – Airline Icarus – Brian Current et al
Dayton – Stories Out of Cherry Stems – Procell et al
Dove – A Brief History of Creation and Gaia Theory – BBC SO and Hallé
DiOrio – Fetter and Air – Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia
Eatock – Chamber Music – Niagara Brass Ensemble et al
Eötvös – Tri Sestry – Oper Frankfurt
Farrin – Dolce la morte – Eric Jurenas, International Contemporary Ensemble
Floyd – Prince of Players – Florentine Opera
Golijov – Ayre – Miriam Khalil
Goldenthal – Jabberwocky – Charles Temkey et al
Gordon – Aquanetta – Bang on a Can and soloists
Graun – Opera arias – Julia Lezhneva
Greenberg – First Light – Slovak National Symphony et all
Greve – The Palace of the Dreamking – Various
Grieg – Edvard Grieg – Lise Davidsen & Leif Ove Andsnes
Heggie – Songs for Murdered Sisters – Hopkins, Heggie
Herbert – Songs of Muriel Herbert – Ailish Tynan et al
Hersch – the script of storms – Hong, Klang Ensemble, BBC Philharmonic, Muñoz
Higdon – Cold Mountain – Santa Fe Opera
Holman – Ash Roses – Lawrence Wiliford et al (review of release concert)
Holman – A Play of Passion – Colin Ainsworth et al
Horrocks-Hopayian – Welcome Party; Horrocks-Hopayian, LSO, Girton College Choir et al
Janáček – The Diary of One Who Disappeared – Pavol Breslik et al
Jóhannson – Drone Mass – ACME, Theatre of Voices, Hillier
Kallembach – Antigone – Lorelei Ensemble
Kapilow – The Polar Express – Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra
Kurka – The Good Soldier Schweik – Chicago Opera Theatre
Lambert/Walton – Façades – Greer, Woodley, West
Lang – love fail – Lorelei Ensemble
Levy – The Anchoress – Pifarro, PRISM quartet, Yu
Lieberson – Songs of Love and Sorrow – Karttunen, Finley, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lintu
Louie – Take the Dog Sled – Mark, Sivuarapik, Esprit Orchestra, Pauk
Mack – The Travelled Road – Marino, Arida, Platte
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde – Connolly, Dean Smith, RSB, Jurowski
Mahler – Lieder – Gerhaher, OSM, Nagano
Mahler/Wagner – Live from Salzburg (Wesendonck Lieder and Rückert Lieder) – Garanča, VPO, Thielemann
Mahler (arr. Schoenberg) – Songs – Platts et al
Mahler (arr. Schoenberg) – Lieder – Hendricks, Swedish Chamber Ensemble, Derwinger
Maria – Between Worlds – Margaret Maria, Donna Brown
Maxwell Davies – Black Pentecost and Stone Litany – Jones, Wilson-Johnson, BBC Philharmonic, composer
Maxwell Davies – Eight Songs for a Mad King – Kelvin Thomas, Psappha
Maxwell Davies – Le Jongleur de Notre Dame – Albert, Opera Sacra, Peltz
Maxwell Davies – Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot – Jane Manning, Psappha
Maxwell Davies – Mr. Emmet Takes a Walk – Clarke, Best, Caine, Psappha
Maxwell Davies – Resurrection – BBC Philharmonic
Mazzoli – Cathedral City – Victoire
Mazzoli – Song From the Uproar – Fischer, NOW ensemble et al
Mazzoli – Vespers for a New Dark Age – Victoire et al
Meyerbeer – Robert le Diable – Osborne, Edris, Morley etc (review on Opera Canada website)
Mozart – Mozart 225 (complete works)
Musgrave – The Voices of Our Ancestors – The New York Virtuoso Singers, Rosenbaum
O’Riordan – Autumn Winds – Moss, Roadfeldt & Dutilly
Palej – Cloud Light – Michèle Bogdanowicz et al
Parry – Judith – William Vann, soloists, chorus and orchestra
Perkins – A New England Requiem – Da Capo Players and Choir
Perkins – The Stolen Child – Audivi
Perkins – Whispers of Heavenly Death – Julia Mintzner et al
Plant – I Will Fly Like A Bird – Thompson Street Opera
Primosch – Carthage – The Crossing
Puccini – Manon Lescaut – Anna Netrebko et al
Purcell – King Arthur – Gabrieli Consort, Paul McCreesh et al
Rachmaninov – Dissonance – Grigorian, Geniušas
Rautavaara – Rubáiyát etc – Finley etc
Richter – Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works – Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg
Rolfe – Breathe – Larry Beckwith et al
Roth – Sometime I Sing – Mark Padmore, Morgan Szymanski
Roth – Songs in Time of War – Mark Padmore, Philippe Honoré, Morgan Szymanski, Alison Nicholls
Ryan – Found Frozen – Danika Lorèn, Krisztina Szabó, Dion Mazerolle, Steven Philcox
Sabet – A Cup of Sins – Jacqueline Woodley et al
Sances – Complete arias 1636 – Bud Roach
Schubert – Heimweh – Anna Richter, Gerold Huber and Matthias Schorner
Schubert – Winterreise – Rod Williams and Iain Burnside
Shostakovich – Songs and Romances – Margarita Gritskova, Maria Prinz
Shostakovich – Symphony no.11 – BBC Philharmonic, Storgårds
Shostakovich – Symphony no.13 – Tikhomirov, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Muti
Sibelius – Luonnotar etc – Davidsen, Bergen Philharmonic, Gardner
Simms – Bestiaries – Cryptid Ensemble, ECM+
Skempton – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Only the Sound Remains – BCMG
Snider – Penelope – Worden, Signal, Lubman
Sokolović – Sirènes – Queen of Puddings and ECM+
Somervell – Maud/A Shropshire Lad – Roderick Williams, Susie Allan
Soper – The Understanding of All Things – Pat Soper, Sam Pluta
Staniland – Dark Star Requiem – Wayne Strongman et al
Staniland – Go by Contraries – Tyler Duncan, Martha Guth, Erika Switzer
Stott – Odysseus and the Sorceress – Abe Buckoke et al
Tamber – Torus – Mireille Asselin et al
Tann – Exultet Terra – Capella Clausura
Thomalla – Dark Spring – Mannheim Opera
Togni – hymns of heaven and earth – Stacie Dunlop et al
Togni – Responsio – LeBlanc etc
Ullmann – Der Kaiser von Atlantis – soloists, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Hahn
Vollrath – Old & New Poetry – Various
Wadsworth – The Far West – Luminous Voices
Wagner – The Golden Ring – soloists, VPO, Solti
Willans – Summer Night – Peter Barrett, Martha Guth, Allyson McHardy, Helen Becqué
Williams – Rocking Horse Winner – Tapestry Opera
Yee Ho – The Lesson of Da Ji – Toronto Masque Theatre

Recitals and Collections

AANMI Ensemble, Tines, Aucoin – Transcendent
Allison Angelo – Moon Loves its Light
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gardner, Skelton, Rice – Verklärte Nacht
Jamie Barton et al – An AIDS Quilt Songbook
Maureen Batt et al – Lady of the Lake
Isabel Bayrakdarian – Mother of Light
Isabel Bayrakdarian – The Other Cleopatra
Piotr Beczala – Vincerò
Julie Boulianne – Alma Oppressa
Brooklyn Art Song Society – New Voices
Eliza Carthy – Rivers and Railways
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge – Remembrance
Layla Clare – Songbird
Sasha Cooke – how do I find you?
The Crossing – Born
The Crossing – Rising w/ The Crossing
The Crossing – The Tower and the Garden
The Crossing – Words Adorned
Joyce DiDonato – In War and Peace
Joyce El Khoury – Écho
Leslie Fagan – Thread of Winter
Renée Fleming – Distant Light
Elīna Garanča – Live from Salzburg
Elīna Garanča – Revive
Aida Garifullina – Aida Garifullina
Karina Gauvin – Divine Karina
Karina Gauvin etc – Nuits blanches
Christina Haldane – …let me explain
Virginia Hatfield et al – Christmas at Casa Diva
Marianne Lambert – Mélodies Passagères
Brian Mulligan – Alburnum
Nordic Affect – Clockworking and H e (a) r
Daniel Okulitch – The New American Art Song
Anne Sofie von Otter et al – Terezín/Theresienstadt
Adrianne Pieczonka – Adrianne Pieczonka sings Strauss and Wagner
Christoph Prégardien – Schumann and Wagner
Ana Maria Ruimonte and lan Lewine – Sephardic Treasures
Jennifer Rivera – Innocence/Experience
Xavier Sabata – I Dilettanti
Michael Taylor – To Die, to Sleep
Bryn Terfel – The Vagabond
Bryn Terfel – The Verbier Recital
Lawrence Wiliford – O Gladsome Light
Gillian Zammit, Frank Camilleri and Britt Arend – Cantilena