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Concert Reviews

short description Berliner Philharmoniker – Herbert Blomstedt conducts Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Second Symphony – Yefim Bronfman plays Beethoven's B-flat Piano Concerto [live webcast]
short description NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester – Paavo Järvi conducts Anton Bruckner's Second Symphony – Laura Aikin performs Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs [live webcast]
short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Jakub Hrůša conducts Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony & Brahms 3 – Karen Gomyo plays Mendelssohn
short description Benjamin Grosvenor at Barbican Hall
short description Evgeny Kissin at Carnegie Hall
short description Hans Werner Henze’s Phaedra at the Linbury Theatre
short description Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Orchestra at Lighthouse – Kirill Karabits conducts The Dream of Gerontius – Paul Appleby, Alice Coote & James Rutherford
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – David Robertson conducts The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured & Shostakovich 1 – Anthony Gregory & Martin Owen perform Britten’s Serenade
short description OAE @ QEH – J. S. Bach’s Four Orchestral Suites, BWV1066-1069
short description Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra at Cadogan Hall – Alexander Shelley conducts Brahms 2 | Jan Lisiecki plays Ravel | David D. Q. Lee & London Voices perform Ana Sokolović’s Golden slumbers kiss your eyes...

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 75: Andrew Davis conducts The Last Night, with Gerald Finley & Jess Gillam
short description Prom 74: Handel’s Theodora conducted by Jonathan Cohen, with Louise Alder, Iestyn Davies & Ann Hallenberg
short description Prom 72: Peter Oundjian conducts Britten’s War Requiem
short description Prom 73: Before the Ending of the Day – Tallis Scholars & Peter Phillips
short description Prom 71: John Eliot Gardiner conducts Berlioz with Joyce DiDonato and Antoine Tamestit
short description Prom 70: Tango
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 8/Proms Chamber Music – Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker with Alasdair Beatson
short description Prom 69: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons II – Shostakovich 4 – Baiba Skride plays Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade
short description Prom 68: Berliner Philharmoniker/Kirill Petrenko II – Richard Strauss & Beethoven
short description Prom 67: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons I – Mahler 3 with Susan Graham

CD Reviews

short description Steven Osborne plays Beethoven – Piano Sonatas – Opuses 109, 110, 111 [Hyperion]
short description An English Coronation 1902-1953 – Edward VII 1902 | George V 1911 | George VI 1937 | Elizabeth II 1953 – Gabrieli | McCreesh | Simon Russell Beale [Signum Classics]
short description Thierry Fischer conducts Symphonies by Camille Saint-Saëns – in A-minor & Urbs Roma – and Danse macabre [Utah Symphony; Hyperion]
short description Marc Blitzstein: Piano Music, 1918-63 – Leonard Lehrman [Toccata Classics]
short description Imogen Cooper plays Beethoven – Bagatelles & Diabelli Variations [Chandos]
short description Music by Gary Carpenter – including SET, with Iain Ballamy, and Love’s Eternity, with Kathryn Rudge [Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Nimbus Alliance]
short description Kenneth Hesketh – Diatoms – Music for two pianos, piano/four hands, and solo piano – The Green Duo [Prima Facie]
short description Martin Roscoe plays Ernö Dohnányi [Hyperion]
short description Elgar from America, Volume 1 – Enigma Variations/Toscanini, Cello Concerto/Piatigorsky & Barbirolli, Falstaff/Rodziński [Somm]
short description Angels – Choral Music by John Tavener – Winchester Cathedral Choir/Andrew Lumsden [Hyperion]

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 Doris Day – 3 April 1922-13 May 2019 – an appreciation
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites [Showing on May 11]
short description Feature Review: International Spring Orchestra Festival, Malta – Recital Round Up [April 27-May 1]
short description Heather Harper 8 May 1930-22 April 2019 – an appreciation
short description Feature LP Review: Abbado, Harnoncourt and Mainardi – Three Boxed Sets
short description Feature review: BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: Lili and Nadia Boulanger [Barbican Centre, 6 April 2019]
short description Edward Clark interviews Paavo Järvi regarding his Sibelius Symphony Cycle with Orchestre de Paris for RCA Red Seal
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Wagner’s Die Walküre [Showing on March 30]
short description Hector Berlioz: he died 150 years ago, on 8 March 1869 – a few personal messages – from Anderson to Woods, via Cowan, Falletta, JEG, Matthew-Walker, Orga, Rouse, Slatkin, and others
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Total Immersion: György Ligeti – All events up to 5 p.m. [2 March 2019]

Classical News

Eurovision Song Contest 2019: The Netherlands wins in Tel Aviv
American, Canadian and Russian pianists go through to Final of China International Music Competition and chance to win unprecedented cash prizes
Met Opera Tax Return Reveals Levine's Compensation
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Music Director Will Exit
Ivor Bolton is 61 today
HRH hosts Royal Gala at Windsor Castle for RCM's More Music campaign
Oslo Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko celebrate the orchestra’s centenary with eight-concert, seven-country European tour (13-22 October 2019)
Memory – the 2019/2020 season of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Six pianists progress to Final rounds of First China International Music Competition for a chance to win unprecedented cash prizes
The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra performs works by Krzysztof Penderecki in honour of his 85th birthday
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