DVD Award

Maximum Reger

Works plus documentary – Max Reger: The Last Giant

Frauke May (mezzo-soprano), Julius Berger (cello), Markus Becker, Rudolf Meister (piano), Graham Barber, Bernard Haas (organ) et al; Aris Quartett; WDR Funkhausorchester/Wayne Marshall

Reviewed August 2017

Max Reger is one of the most unjustly neglected composers in music history. That's the contention of producer Will Fraser, of Fugue State Films, whose mighty six-DVD set devoted to the German more than meets his ambition to correct that wrong.

Zurich Opera

Berg Wozzeck

Christian Gerhaher, Brandon Jovanovich, Mauro Peter, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Lars Woldt, Gun-Brit Barkmin; Zürich Philharmonia, Zürich Opera Chorus/Fabio Liusi; dir. Andreas Homoki (Zurich, 2015)

Accentus ACC 20363 (DVD)

Poulenc

Dialogues des Carmélites

Patricia Petibon, Sophie Koch, Véronique Gens, Sandrine Piau, Rosalind Plowright et al; Choeur du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Philharmonia Orchestra/Jérémie Rhorer; Dir. Olivier Py

Erato 2564622069

Reviewed March 2015