The Critic's Chair for 2 June 2013
This week on The Critic's Chair - David Houston reviews new recordings that create a deeper connection with the music through stories about the artists and the composers. YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa's self-financed recordings of the complete Rachmaninov Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra are now out on Decca. The Quatuor Ebene of France reveal the close relationship between Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and their music with three quartets by the siblings, including Felix's Requiem for Fanny. Finally Kiwi Elise Bradley shows us what she's been up to for the last six years with the Toronto Children's Chorus in Canada with choral music by composers of both nations.