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Concert Reviews

short description LSO – Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler 4 – Isabelle Faust plays Dvořák’s Violin Concerto
short description Orchestre de Paris – Herbert Blomstedt conducts Brahms 1 – Martin Helmchen plays Mendelssohn
short description English National Opera – Simon McBurney’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute – Rupert Charlesworth, Lucy Crowe, Thomas Oliemans, Brindley Sherratt, Julia Bauer; conducted by Ben Gernon
short description Russell Maliphant & Vangelis at Sadler's Wells – The Thread
short description New York Philharmonic – Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart – Richard Goode plays Piano Concerto K595
short description Royal College of Music Opera Studio – Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe – directed by Bill Bankes-Jones; conducted by Michael Rosewell
short description Thomas Adès & Kirill Gerstein at Zankel Hall
short description Maurizio Pollini at Royal Festival Hall – Chopin & Debussy
short description Philharmonia Orchestra at Lincoln Center – Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts The Oceanides & The Firebird, Truls Mørk plays Salonen’s Cello Concerto
short description Birmingham Opera Company & CBSO – Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – directed by Graham Vick; conducted by Alpesh Chauhan

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 Paavo Järvi conducts Sibelius – The Seven Symphonies – Orchestre de Paris [RCA Red Seal]
short description Amici Voices – Johann Sebastian Bach [Hyperion]
short description Maurizio Pollini plays Chopin – Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, B-minor Sonata [Deutsche Grammophon]
short description Leonard Slatkin conducts Aaron Copland – Grohg | Billy the Kid – Detroit Symphony Orchestra [Naxos]
short description Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Robert Schumann [Chandos]
short description Tasmin Little & John Lenehan – Music by Amy Beach, Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth for violin and piano [Chandos]
short description David Hackbridge Johnson Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Symphonies 10 & 13 – Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Paul Mann [Toccata Classics]
short description Martyn Brabbins conducts Michael Tippett – Symphonies 3, 4 & in B-flat – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with Rachel Nicholls [Hyperion]
short description Stephen Farr plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chorale Partitas [Resonus]
short description Owen Rees conducts John Taverner’s Missa Gloria tibi trinitas [Signum Classics]

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 Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Puccini’s La fanciulla del West [Showing on October 27]
short description Montserrat Caballé – 12 April 1933-6 October 2018
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila [Showing on October 20]
short description The Power and the Glory – Kenneth Woods & English Symphony Orchestra, with Roman Kosyakov [Concert of Schumann, Sibelius and Liszt, 7 October 2018]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Verdi’s Aida with Anna Netrebko [Showing on October 6]
short description Feature LP Review: Speakers Corner, Analogphonic, Deutsche Grammophon and RCO Live – Sibelius/Oistrakh/Ormandy, Beethoven/Francescatti/Casadesus, Milstein/Pommers, Elman/Seiger, Fournier/Crowson, Dvořák/Janáček Quartet, Schubert/Rostropovich
short description Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts [August 2018]
short description Inge Borkh: 26 May 1921-26 August 2018
short description Wonderfeel 2018
short description A few memories of Oliver Knussen: 12 June 1952–8 July 2018

Classical News

Ludovico Einaudi
The Royal Opera presents Henze’s astonishing final opera Phaedra
Opera Rara release the world première recording of Donizetti's L'Ange de Nisida today
Andrew Lloyd Webber is 71 today
Stephen Sondheim is 89 today
2019 Elgar Festival will Celebrate Centenary of the Composer's Cello Concerto
Britten-Pears Foundation and Snape Maltings announce their intention to merge to become the Benjamin Britten Foundation
Philharmonia explores Weimar Berlin 100 years on
The Hallé announces the Siemens Hallé International Conductors Competition
Ian Page and The Mozartists present the UK premiere of Gluck’s Bauci e Filemone and Orfeo at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, May 29 & 31
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