Forget romance. Forget chemistry. Forget star-crossed lovers. At its heart, this Eurydice is concerned with the love between a father and a daughter.
Florence Price’s voice and the richness and complexity of an almost-entirely neglected body of symphonic music by Black American composers can be heard in this excellent recording.
Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin does dazzlingly right by the symphonies of Mendelssohn.
Michael Lewin’s new album must surely rank among the most poetic and sensitive Debussy recordings of recent memory.
So we’ve got a mixed bag. If you get this Lang Lang disc, it should be for the Bartók, but not the Prokofiev: as things stand, the competition there simply blows Lang out of the water.