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Concert Reviews

short description Ligeti in Wonderland – Concertos – Aimard, Neunecker, Kopatchinskaja, Aurora Orchestra/Collon
short description Ligeti in Wonderland – Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays the piano Études
short description Ligeti in Wonderland – Horn Trio
short description Andrč Schuen & Gerold Huber at Wigmore Hall – Schumann
short description The Royal Opera – world premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence; directed by Katie Mitchell; conducted by the composer
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Daniele Rustioni – Shéhérazade, Musica notturna, Pines of Rome – Avi Avital plays Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto
short description Khatia Buniatishvili at Queen Elizabeth Hall – Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Liszt
short description Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Lighthouse – Kirill Karabits conducts Elgar & Walton – Simon Trpčeski plays Tchaikovsky
short description Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan at Sadler's Wells – Formosa
short description Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Last Night of the Proms 2017 conducted by Sakari Oramo
short description Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic – Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Brahms & Beethoven – Emanuel Ax plays Mozart K449
short description Prom 72: Vienna Philharmonic – Daniel Harding conducts Mahler 6
short description Prom 73: András Schiff plays Book One of J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
short description Prom 71: London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski – Funeral Song ... Volga Boatmen ... Russian Funeral ... The Year 1905 – Alina Ibragimova plays Prokofiev
short description Proms at ... The Tanks at Tate Modern
short description Prom 70: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Karina Canellakis – Missy Mazzoli & Dvořák – Jeremy Denk plays Bartók
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall, PCM8 – Elias String Quartet & Alice Neary play Schubert’s String Quintet
short description Prom 69: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck – John Adams’s Lollapalooza & Mahler 1 – Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Dvořák
short description Prom 67: Mendelssohn – The Hebrides, Violin Concerto, Reformation Symphony – Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/Pablo Heras-Casado with Isabelle Faust

CD Reviews

short description Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Albert Roussel – Suite in F, Pour un fęte de printemps, Évocations [BBC Philharmonic; Chandos]
short description Dejan Lazić – The London Connection – Beethoven, Clementi, Cramer [Onyx]
short description Thomas Tallis’s Votive Antiphons – The Cardinall’s Musick/Andrew Carwood [Hyperion]
short description Min-Jung Kym plays Beethoven & Mendelssohn – with Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Clemens Schuldt [Signum Classics]
short description Marc-André Hamelin plays Schubert – Piano Sonata D960 & Impromptus D935 [Hyperion]
short description Federico Colli plays Domenico Scarlatti – Sonatas, Volume 1 [Chandos]
short description The Romantic Piano Concerto – 75: Piers Lane plays Ferdinand Ries [The Orchestra Now/Leon Botstein; Hyperion]
short description Munich Philharmonic – Sergiu Celibidache conducts Death and Transfiguration, Brigitte Fassbaender sings Kindertotenlieder [Münchner Philharmoniker Archive]
short description Pavel Kolesnikov plays Louis Couperin [Hyperion]
short description Michael Collins plays Crusell’s Clarinet Concertos [Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Chandos]

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 William Bolcom at Eighty, and in London June 1 & 2
short description May 2018 releases from Calliope and Indésens – Debussy, Mozart, Ravel, Szymanowski, and Modern Piano Recital
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 Cosě 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

Classical News

The cellist who stole hearts at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, Sheku Kanneh-Mason
David Helfgott is 71 today
Van Zweden Leaves Big Shoes to Fill in Dallas
Milwaukee's Florentine Opera Explains General Director's Abrupt Exit
Miguel Harth-Bedoya to Leave Fort Worth Symphony
Elim Chan Tapped to Lead Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence Dashes Expectations
American Classical Orchestra Announces 2018-2019 Season
New Theatre Show on Life of Henry Purcell to Tour UK
András Keller appointed Béla Bartók International Chair at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
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