Half-truths are rendered in sonic half-light in this evocative new account from Roth and Les Siecles
Alexandra Coghlan is the classical music critic for the New Statesman, and also writes for The Independent, The Times, Opera, Prospect, Gramophone and The Monthly. She was formerly performing arts editor at Time Out Sydney and editor of Sinfini.
Articles by Alexandra Coghlan
This collection of Bach cantatas reunites an award-winning team to dazzling effect.
Review: Seguidilles (Marianne Crebassa, Orchestre et Choeur du National du Capitole de Toulouse, Ben Glassberg)
Sex and seriousness collide in an intoxicating album from France's leading young mezzo.
In Lea Dessandre, baroque's next star has already risen.
Review: Britten: Les Illuminations, Quatre Chansons françaises, Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne (Mari Eriksmoen, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner)
A musical entente cordiale in songs by Britten and Canteloube.
An outstanding new recital by a mezzo who has rarely sounded better.
A monumental performance from this stellar ensemble.
A delicious musical medley that leaves you hungry for more.
Drinking songs, but not as you know them.
A Rossini showcase puts on a display Dulcamara would be proud of.
Think you know Pergolesi's Stabat Mater? Think again.
Another obscure opera triumphs courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival.
Rousset returns to Salieri's Italian operas with a colourful Armida.