Album Review

Messiaen’s quartet, first performed in a freezing barracks in 1941, is a thing of great beauty

Ludwig van Beethoven’s former secretary and pupil was no forgettable curiosity

VW will never catch on beyond Anglophiles — ask not the reason why

This unfamiliar collection is the most enjoyable piano album of the year so far

Sweden scorned the composer who could have been its greatest

A new recording of Mahler’s smallest symphony is “indispensable” to connoisseurs of his music

A prawn cocktail of exceptionally competent music to enjoy on Easter Sunday

A new release of Rachmaninov’s first piano sonata deserves more than five stars

John Wilson and the Sinfonia of London reinterpret Metamorphosen chillingly as elegy