Received for Review
This covers responses to submissions for review, i.e., artists, composers, agents or others who have sent me music / media for reviewing. I’m keeping those separate from reviews of music in my personal library, just so that you are clear about the “mechanism”: with music that I have purchased, I’m usually quite outspoken — but with “gifts” (even if they were done with the intent of getting a review), I may be a little more careful, just as with concert reviews. I won’t deliver complacency judgments, though, but will rather refuse to review and/or return the media if I think that my comment(s) might be detrimental to the submitter / artist / composer.
If you consider sending me music for reviewing: note that I’m pretty “booked out”, i.e., I can’t guarantee responses in a given time, nor even that I will review unsolicited submissions (you may want to check with me first). Also, I will only consider reviewing music that falls into what I consider classical music (my key focus being between the 15th and the early 20th century), and which I feel competent enough to comment (i.e., no cross-over / fusion, no Jazz, no folk, no Pop/Rock, etc., etc.).
Featured ComposersSubmissions for review, last update: 2015-03-05
|2015-03-05||Waller, Michael Vincent||1985 -||The South Shore (2 CDs, 2015)||various|
Featured ArtistsSubmissions for review, last update: 2017-08-07
|Date||Artist(s)||Composer(s)||Title / Work|
|2017-08-07||Riccardo Chailly, Lucerne Festival Orchestra||Mahler, Gustav (1860 - 1911)||Symphony No.8 in E♭ major (video, Lucerne, KKL, 2016)|