May 10, 2023

Pentatone Takes 4 of the Top 10 Releases in RITMO’s May 2023 Issue

We are happy to announce that four Pentatone releases have been included in RITMO’s Top 10 albums this month and all albums received extraordinary 5-star reviews.

The Diotima Quartet has brains and hearts to spare to rise to the challenge and succeed.

Juan Gomez Espinosa, 5-star review for Metamorphosis Ligeti by Quatuor Diotima

The Clarion Choir shines in every way, with a control of the ‘fiato’ and a work of phrasing and breathing, which amazes, and a range of dynamics always at the service of the word.

Jerónimo Marín, 5- star review for All-Night Vigil by the Clarion Choir and Steven Fox

In short, a record that must be taken into account both for its technical characteristics and for its careful editing, aspects that will drive the new stage in the career of maestro Rafael Payare, whose growing artistic career as the new head of the great Canadian orchestra will have to give it the attention and follow-up that it more than deserves.

José Antonio Cantón, 5-star review for Mahler Symphony No. 5 by Rafael Payare and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Afterwards, the chemistry of our brain and our viscera will do the rest, but let’s not stop admiring the violinist’s surgical skill, her millimeter precision in plucking the thread of the main melody in the Bach’s orchestral fabric, covering the hallucinated universe and Pärt’s nude and reveal to us the ultimate truth of things. What remains, you know, is silence.

Darío Fernández Ruiz, 5-star review for Bach & Pärt by Arabella Steinbacher and Stuttgarter Kamerorchester