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Concert Reviews

short description Berliner Philharmoniker – Michael Sanderling conducts Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony – Bruno Delepelaire plays Haydn’s D-major Cello Concerto [live webcast]
short description Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Simone Young conducts Webern’s Passacaglia & Brahms 4 – Karl Pituch & Johanna Yarbrough play a Concerto for Two Horns [live webcast]
short description Handel’s Agrippina – Maxim Emelyanychev & Il Pomo d’Oro at Barbican Centre – with Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli, Xavier Sabata & Elsa Benoit
short description Garsington Opera 2019 – Smetana’s The Bartered Bride – Natalya Romaniw, Brenden Gunnell, Joshua Bloom, Heather Shipp; directed by Paul Curran; Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Jac van Steen
short description OAE @ RFH – Thierry Fischer conducts Elgar’s Serenade for Strings & Sibelius 2 – Alina Ibragimova plays Richard Strauss’s Violin Concerto
short description Hilary Hahn plays Johann Sebastian Bach at Wigmore Hall
short description LSO – Michael Tilson Thomas conducts John Cage & Bartók, Julia Fischer plays Beethoven
short description Berlin State Opera – Harry Kupfer’s production of Verdi’s Macbeth – Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Ekaterina Semenchuk; conducted by Daniel Barenboim
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

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 Feature Review: Two days at Aldeburgh Festival 2019
short description Feature Review: Three days at Swaledale Festival 2019 – Music, Arts & Walking in the Yorkshire Dales [May 25-June 8]
short description Final of inaugural China International Music Competition – Piano – Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, 20 May 2019 [live webcast on amadeus.tv via YouTube]
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

Classical News

Marek Janowski: Inaugural Concert as Chief Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony
Press Release of the Salzburg Festival | Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the two concerts of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces Susanna Mälkki to replace indisposed Mariss Jansons for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra’s concerts on 19 and 21 July in Riga
Proms 15 & 17 (30 & 31 July)
Pianist Orion Weiss steps in for Shai Wosner in upcoming DSO performances, June 27, 28, & 30
Henning Ruhe appointed as the new Artistic Director Opera/Drama at the Göteborg Opera
Opera North appointments
RSNO appoints two Associate Leaders | Lena Zeliszewska and Emily Davis to take on joint role of Associate Leader
Concert Artist Guild's Steve Shaiman Resigns
Andrei Kymach wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019
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