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Concert Reviews

short description BBCSO/Slatkin – 20 May
short description Neil Cooney Recital – 19 May
short description Chelsea Opera Lucrezia Borgia
short description Breath of Brahms – LSO/Haitink (18 May)
short description Stephen Kovacevich Recital
short description Philharmonia Orchestra/Mackerras – 15 & 17 May
short description The Trojans at Carthage
short description Sir Lennox Berkeley 100th Anniversary Concert
short description RPO/Gatti Beethoven Cycle – Part 4 (13 May)
short description BBCSO/Slatkin – 13 May

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 22: BBC Philharmonic – John Storgårds conducts Isle of the Dead, Midnight Sun Variations, The Year 1905
short description Prom 20 – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Sibelius – Thomas Dausgaard conducts the UK premiere of the first score of Symphony 5 | Pekka Kuusisto plays the Violin Concerto | Finnish Folk Music
short description Prom 19: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Thomas Dausgaard conducts Also sprach Zarathustra & The Confession of Isobel Gowdie – Alexander Melnikov plays Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto
short description Prom 18: BBC Symphony Orchestra – Edward Gardner conducts Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Claudia Mahnke & Stuart Skelton – Leif Ove Andsnes plays Benjamin Britten’s Piano Concerto
short description Prom 17: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2 – Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Sibelius 1 & Der Rosenkavalier | Gil Shaham plays Prokofiev
short description Prom 15: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – 1 – Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Symphonies by Beethoven (No.2) & Shostakovich (No.5)
short description Prom 16: Angélique Kidjo
short description Prom 14: Omer Meir Wellber conducts Haydn’s The Creation with BBC Philharmonic & BBC Proms Youth Choir
short description Proms at … Cadogan Hall/Proms Chamber Music 2: A Celebration of Barbara Strozzi
short description Prom 13: BBC Symphony Orchestra – Sakari Oramo conducts Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles ...

CD Reviews

short description Stokie’s Scheherazade
short description Barbirolli in Amsterdam
short description Edward Gregson – Four CD Premieres (Chandos)
short description DVD – Pierre Boulez In Rehearsal
short description Rzewski Plays Rzewski
short description Dvořák’s Piano Concerto – Aimard & Harnoncourt (Teldec)
short description Mutter Previn Bernstein
short description Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
short description The Film Music of Sir Arnold Bax – Chandos
short description American Beauties from Bournemouth

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 Conductor Willem Mengelberg, by Frits Zwart [book review]
short description Arturo Toscanini conducts Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies & Missa solemnis – Pristine Audio's revelatory transcriptions of Studio 8H & Carnegie Hall concerts, 1939-1940
short description English Haydn Festival 2019
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

Classical News

Sir Simon Rattle opens LSO 2019/20 Season and Asia tour
Auckland honours Dame Kiri
Soprano Constance Hauman To Make Dec 2019 Vienna State Opera Debut in New Olga Neuwirth Opera, Orlando
New York Philharmonic: US Stage Premiere of Bengt Gomér’s Production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Erwartung
The Orchestra Now Announces 5th Season: Premieres by César Franck, Zhou Long, Cindy McTee, Leonard Slatkin, Galina Ustvolskaya, and Egon Wellesz
Edinburgh International Festival Creates New Board for the Future
Morley College London launches The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition 2019
Up Close and Orchestral; BBC NOW Present a New Concert Experience
Academy of Ancient Music give Modern Premiere of Dussek's Mass, October 2, Barbican
Salzburg Festival 2019: Emanuel Ax will play the piano solo in the Vienna Philharmonic’s concerts under Bernard Haitink on 30 and 31 August
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