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Concert Reviews

short description Birthday Bonanza or The Law of Diminishing Harps - 23 June
short description Maazel and Mahler 3 - 23rd June
short description Murray Perahia RFH recital - 20th June
short description LSO and Maazel play Mahler 9 - 20th June
short description Berglund and the LPO - 18th June
short description Ysaÿe Quartet at the Wigmore Hall - 15th June
short description Great Performers - 14th June Concert (another point of view)
short description Dohnányi’s Last Stand
short description Cleveland Orchestra Concert - 13th June
short description Knussen at 50

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 68: Mariinsky Orchestra/Valery Gergiev – Prokofiev’s October Revolution Cantata & Shostakovich 5 – Denis Matsuev plays Tchaikovsky
short description Proms at ... Wilton’s Music Hall – songbirdsongs ... Molly's Song 3 ... Eight Songs for a Mad King
short description Prom 66: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Daniele Gatti – Haydn’s Bear & Mahler’s Fourth
short description Prom 64: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Daniele Gatti – Wolfgang Rihm’s In-Schrift & Bruckner 9
short description Prom 65: Stax Records – 50 Years of Soul – Jools Holland
short description Prom 63: Semyon Bychkov conducts The Oresteia & Manfred Symphony – Kirill Gerstein plays Rachmaninov
short description Prom 61: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra/Sakari Oramo – Andrea Tarrodi & Carl Nielsen – Renée Fleming sings Samuel Barber & Richard Strauss
short description Prom 62: Chineke! conducted by Kevin John Edusei, with Sheku Kanneh-Mason & Jeanine De Bique
short description Prom 60: Oslo Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko – The Firebird & Shostakovich 12 – Leif Ove Andsnes plays Rachmaninov
short description Prom 59: Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito from Glyndebourne Festival Opera – Richard Croft, Alice Coote, Joélle Harvey, Anna Stéphany, Michèle Losier, Clive Bayley; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Robin Ticciati

CD Reviews

short description Edward Gardner conducts William Walton – Sonata for String Orchestra, Partita, and James Ehnes plays the Viola Concerto [Chandos]
short description Jacqueline du Pré, Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, Jean Martinon, Carlo Maria Giulini – 1962 [ICA Classics]
short description Elliott Carter Late Works [Ondine]
short description Brian Ferneyhough La Terre est un Homme [NMC]
short description Mark Bebbington plays Piano Concertos by Grieg and Delius [Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Jan Latham-Koenig; Somm]
short description Joseph Tong – Sibelius Piano Works, Volume 2 [Quartz]
short description Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta – Kodály – Galánta, Concerto, Peacock, Marosszék [Naxos]
short description Tasmin Little & Piers Lane play Brahms’s Three Violin Sonatas [Chandos]
short description Garrick Ohlsson plays piano music by Manuel de Falla [Hyperion]
short description Steve Reich’s Drumming – Colin Currie Group & Synergy Vocals [Colin Currie Records]

SoundBite60 Reviews

  Riccardo Muti conducts Schumann’s Four Symphonies
  Antal Dorati conducts Brahms’s Four Symphonies
  Coppélia & Sylvia/Dorati & Fistoulari
  Rossini’s String Sonatas/I Musici
  Schubert: The Ten Symphonies/Neville Marriner
  Russian Overtures & Orchestral Works/Mikhail Pletnev
  Tchaikovsky Symphonies 1-6/Igor Markevitch
  Debussy Préludes/Jorge Bolet
  Chopin Piano Concertos/Jorge Bolet & Charles Dutoit
  Mozart Piano Concertos/Alicia de Larrocha & Georg Solti

Opera 100 Reviews

  Puccini: Il trittico – Il tabarro
  Puccini: Il trittico – Suor Angelica
  Puccini: Il trittico – Gianni Schicchi
  Beethoven: Fidelio
  Britten: Peter Grimes
  Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
  Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
  Wagner: Tannhäuser
  Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur
  Mozart: Idomeneo, re di Creta

Features & Interviews

short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Massenet’s Cendrillon [Showing on April 28]
short description Feature Review: International Spring Orchestra Festival, Malta – Rising Stars I, II – Jean-Marc Fabri, Francis James Camilleri, Daniel Zak Borg, Daphne Delicata
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Verdi’s Luisa Miller [Showing on April 14]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Mozart’s Così fan tutte [Showing on March 31]
short description New World Symphony in Florida: Michael Tilson Thomas, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jeannette Sorrell [February & March 2018]
short description Feature Review: Speakers Corner, Tacet and Analogphonic LPs – Brahms/Dvořák/Reiner, Vivaldi/Daskalakis, Mendelssohn/Haendel/Martzy/Müller-Kray, Brahms/Martzy/Wand, Paganini/Ricci, Milstein, Sarasate/Campoli, Bartók/Julliard, Bartók/Stern/Bernstein...
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Rossini’s Semiramide [Showing on March 10]
short description In praise of Philip Sawyers’s Violin Concerto
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Puccini’s La bohème [Showing on February 24]
short description Feature Review – New World Symphony’s New Works: Michael Tilson Thomas conducts…

Classical News

Sir John Eliot Gardiner celebrates 75th birthday by curating a Bach Weekend at the Barbican in June 2018 Fri 15–Sun 17 June 2018, various venues, 11am, 3pm, 7.30pm
Bernstein anniversary celebrated in Scotland in style: The life of one of the greatest musical figures of the 20th Century is celebrated by the RSNO
Dignity at work: ISM releases report on discrimination in the music sector
Pärnu Music Festival
Kathryn McDowell CBE, DL awarded the ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award 2017
Livia Gollancz dies aged 97
Snape Proms 2018: 1 – 31 August
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 2018-2019 Season Announced
The Royal Wedding / Decca Records
Cast change: Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne Festival 2018
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