Album Review

This new album of three works offers quiet empathy more than overwhelming emotion

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