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Concert Reviews

short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts The Chairman Dances & Petrushka – Pekka Kuusisto plays Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto
short description Garsington Opera 2019 – Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Jonathan McGovern, David Ireland, Mireille Asselin; directed by Michael Boyd; conducted by Douglas Boyd
short description Classical Opera at Queen Elizabeth Hall – Ian Page conducts Gluck’s Bauci e Filemone & Orfeo
short description Endellion String Quartet Fortieth-Anniversary Concert at Wigmore Hall – Beethoven, London premieres, Death and the Maiden
short description Igor Levit plays Ronald Stevenson’s Passacaglia on DSCH at Wigmore Hall
short description The Royal Opera – Jonathan Kent’s production of Puccini’s Tosca – Kristine Opolais, Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel; conducted by Alexander Joel
short description Bruckner in Bad Kissingen – Gerd Schaller conducts the Vienna version of the First Symphony – Luiza Borac plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto
short description Jacques Imbrailo & Alisdair Hogarth at Wigmore Hall – Sibelius & Rachmaninov
short description Britten Sinfonia/Thomas Adès – Beethoven Symphony Cycle & Gerald Barry at Barbican Centre – 6/Symphony 9 Choral ... Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence (Die Ewige Wiederkehr)
short description Benjamin Grosvenor, Doric Quartet & Laurène Durantel at Milton Court II – Janáček, Chopin, Dvořák

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 Mahler 8 - Chailly
short description Navah Perlman - Bach Toccata et al
short description Howells Piano Concertos
short description Themes & Variations
short description Carousel - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
short description Michael Kamen - The New Moon in the Old Moon’s Arms
short description Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor
short description Brahms Hough
short description Philippe Gaubert
short description A White Room

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 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]
short description Hilde Zadek – 15 December 1917-21 February 2019 – An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment [Showing on March 2]
short description Wilma Lipp – 26 April 1925-26 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Bizet’s Carmen [Showing on February 2]
short description Theo Adam – 1 August 1926-10 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description John Joubert: A composer for today and tomorrow – An appreciation by Kenneth Woods
short description Leonard Bernstein 100 – The Masters Photograph the Maestro [book review]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur [Showing on January 12]

Classical News

Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96
Pianist Kirill Gerstein Consolidates Management Team
Chicago SO Musician Outlines the Players’ Successful Strike Strategy
Andris Poga & Stavanger Symphony
Bernard Haitink to Retire
Richard Strauss: Salome new edition announced for 2020
JOHN WILLIAMS joins forces with ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER for new movie-themed album
Royal Opera House: Arnold Rutkowski to sing Don José in Carmen on 16 and 20 July
Julie Felix is 81 today
Free Weekend of Music for Cheltenham Music Festival’s 75th anniversary
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