Kritiker - Classical Music Reviews

Reviews and essays on classical music - recordings, live performances, and everything else.

Parsifal, Bayerische Staatsoper

Kirill Petrenko’s radiant account of Parsifal shines so bright that it overcomes the lacklustre direction and staging.

 Live     2019-04-04

Tannhäuser, Oper Leipzig

A production that raises more questions than answered, backed by a fine and assured orchestral playing

 Live     2019-03-08

Herbert Blomstedt’s Beethoven cycle

Herbert Blomstedt’s new Beethoven cycle becomes the new benchmark against which other cycles are judged.

 Reviews     2019-01-13

On Herbert von Karajan

Like him or not, he remains one of the great conductors

 Essays     2018-12-07