Ratings — Concerts vs. Media Reviews

How I rate concerts and media / recordings. Rating criteria, scale(s) and detail, how one should / should not read my ratings, their “value”, pitfalls, shortcomings & limitations.


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CD — Silke Aichhorn: «Miniaturen 4» for Harp

CD Review: “Miniaturen 4” — German harpist Silke Aichhorn performing original compositions and transcriptions by Gillmann, Oberthür / Beethoven, Brahms, Stölzel / Bach, Weiss, Thomas, Pierné, Godefroid, Parish-Alvars, Glinka, Akyol, Williams, and Bach


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CD — Ensemble Resonanz: Bryce Dessner, «Tenebre»

Media Review (★★★★): Bryce Dessner, Album “Tenebre” — Ensemble Resonanz, Hamburg. Contents: Aheym (2009), Tenebre (2010), Skrik Trio (2017), Lachrymae (2012)
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CD — Trio Oreade: Mozart, Divertimento in E♭ major K.563

CD Review (★★★): Trio Oreade (Yukiko Ishibashi, violin; Ursula Sarnthein, viola; Christine Hu, cello)—Mozart, the works for String Trio: Divertimento for String Trio in E♭ major, K.563; and String Trio Movement in G major, K.562e / Anh.66 (Fragment).


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CD — Oxana Shevchenko: Stravinsky, Complete Works for Solo Piano

Media Review — Oxana Shevchenko playing Stravinsky: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2 CDs, ★★★★½): Scherzo (1902), Sonata in F♯ minor (1904), 4 Études for piano, op.7 (1908), The Firebird (arr. Agosti), Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka, Souvenir d’une marche boche, Valse pour les enfants, Ragtime, Piano-Rag-Music, Fragment des Symphonies pour instruments à vent à la mémoire de Claude Achille Debussy, Les cinq doigts, Sonate (1924), Serenade in A, Tango, Circus Polka for a young elephant


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CD — Arthur Lourié: Piano Works — Christian Erny

Christian Erny plays piano works by Arthur-Vincent Lourié (1892 – 1966): Cinq Préludes fragiles op.1, Deux Estampes op.2, Valse, Intermezzo, Petite Suite en fa, Gigue, Nocturne, Lullaby. CD, received for reviewing.


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