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Concert Reviews

short description Royal Academy of Music opera double-bill – Dido and Aeneas … The Lighthouse
short description Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins with Jack Liebeck – Peter Maxwell Davies
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion – New from the North – John Storgårds conducts the final concert including Per Nørgård’s Eighth Symphony and Magnus Lindberg's Era
short description Orchestra of the Capella/Matthew Taylor in Saint Petersburg – William Alwyn & David Matthews – Efi Christodoulou plays Taylor world premiere [British Music Festival]
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Maida Vale Studio Concert – Garry Walker conducts Sally Beamish's A Cage of Doves, Matthew Taylor's Viola Concerto (with Sarah-Jane Bradley), Malcolm Hayes's Byzantium and Liza Lim's Flying Banner
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Long Yu with Li-Wei Qin – Cockaigne, Reflet d’un temps disparu, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured, Haydn’s London Symphony
short description Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert – LSO/Robin Ticciati – Enigma Variations – Maxim Vengerov plays Tchaikovsky
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jakub Hrůša – The Cunning Little Vixen & Scheherazade – James Crabb plays The Tiniest House of Time
short description An Orkney Symphony – The Magnetic North at Purcell Room
short description The Lighthouse [English Touring Opera at Linbury Studio Theatre]

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Proms at ... Wilton’s Music Hall – songbirdsongs ... Molly's Song 3 ... Eight Songs for a Mad King
short description Prom 4: Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim – Elgar Symphony 2 – UK premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s Deep Time
short description Proms Chamber Music 7: Armida Quartett, Lise Berthaud, David Saudubray – Schubert D703, Sally Beamish, Mozart K515
short description Prom 56: CBeebies I
short description Prom 41 – Hallé/Mark Elder with Leonard Elschenbroich, Alice Coote & Gregory Kunde – King Lear, Berceuse for Dresden, Das Lied von der Erde; Composers in Conversation: Colin Matthews
short description Prom 33: BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena – Mark Simpson’s Israfel, Max's Sir Charles his Pavan & Elgar 1 – Johannes Moser plays Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain
short description Prom 45: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit – Debussy’s Petite Suite & Shostakovich 15 – Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Mozart K482
short description Prom 70: Peter Maxwell Davies at 80 – Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Ben Gernon with Dimitri Ashkenazy & Robert Jordan – Ebb of Winter, Strathclyde Concerto 4, An Orkney Wedding
short description PSM4: Harrison Birtwistle – Verses for Ensembles, Dinah and Nick’s Love Song, Meridian – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Oliver Knussen with Hilary Summers and Exaudi
short description PSM3: Peter Maxwell Davies – Linguae ignis, Revelation and Fall, A Mirror of Whitening Light – London Sinfonietta/Sian Edwards with Tim Gill and Rebecca Bottone

CD Reviews

short description State of the Nation 2001
short description Magnus Lindberg
short description John Adams - El Nino
short description Hugh Wood
short description Who is afraid of 20th Century music?
short description Jeremiah & Age of Anxiety
short description Birtwistle Refains and Choruses

Features & Interviews

short description Edward Downes 1924-2009
short description Eight Songs for Aladdin Sane: Peter Maxwell Davies and David Bowie – Can those boys foxtrot!
short description Kings Place at King’s Cross
short description A Case For Classical Music, Old & New – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
short description Sir Charles Mackerras at 80 – Congratulations!
short description Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
short description Fraser Trainer (Proms 2005 – Week 3)
short description Denis Vaughan CAARE
short description Will Serious Music Become Extinct? – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture 2005
short description Feature Review: Max – A Mirror of Whitening Light / To the Max!

Classical News

Thea Musgrave Awarded Queen's Medal for Music
Kathryn McDowell CBE, DL awarded the ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award 2017
BBC Music Magazine Winners
Royal College of Music premieres new operas inspired by Frankenstein in partnership with Tête à Tête opera company
St John’s Smith Square announces OCCUPY THE PIANOS Festival 2018 / Celebrating two themes: Protest and The Journey Within [April 20-22]
Sir Antonio Pappano
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group celebrates its 30th anniversary with a month of concerts in September
St John's Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season
The Queen's Medal for Music 2016 / Nicola Benedetti
BBC Singers announce Sofi Jeannin as new Chief Conductor
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