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Concert Reviews

short description Handel’s Alcina – David Bates conducts La Nuova Musica, with Lucy Crowe & Patrick Terry; narrated by Joanna Lumley
short description Kensington Symphony Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall – Russell Keable conducts Kings Row & Daphnis et Chloé, Richard Uttley plays Gershwin’s Piano Concerto
short description Rafał Blechacz at Wigmore Hall – Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin
short description LSO – Simon Rattle conducts Bartók & Bruckner [Concert 2/January 20]
short description Endellion String Quartet fortieth-anniversary concert at Wigmore Hall – Haydn Rider, Bartók 2, Beethoven 131
short description Berliner Philharmoniker/Mariss Jansons – Zarathustra & Rienzi – Evgeny Kissin plays Liszt [live webcast]
short description The Royal Ballet – Liam Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows | Frederick Ashton's The Two Pigeons
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Ryan Wigglesworth conducts Schoenberg’s Pelleas und Melisande – James Ehnes plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
short description Britten Sinfonia at Barbican Hall – Mark Elder conducts Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes and Brahms’s Second Symphony – Paula Murrihy sings Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
short description The Royal Opera – Richard Eyre’s production of Verdi’s La traviata – Ermonela Jaho, Charles Castronovo, Igor Golovatenko; conducted by Antonello Manacorda

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 French Cello Concertos – Lalo, Milhaud, Saint-Saëns – Hee-Young Lim [LSO/Scott Yoo; Sony Classical]
short description London Philharmonic Orchestra – Vladimir Jurowski conducts Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian & Polish Symphonies [LPO own label]
short description Natalie Clein & Christian Ihle Hadland – Rebecca Clarke, Frank Bridge, Ralph Vaughan Williams [Hyperion]
short description Kirill Karabits conducts Boris Lyatoshynsky – Symphony 3 & Grazhyna – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra [Chandos]
short description Barry Douglas – Tchaikovsky Plus One, Volume 1 – The Seasons & Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition [Chandos]
short description Pater Peccavi – The Marian Consort [Delphian]
short description Jiří Bělohlávek conducts Janáček with the Czech Philharmonic [Decca]
short description José Serebrier conducts Historic Gershwin Centennial Edition recording – including An American in Paris, with Leopold Godowsky III in the Piano Concerto [Somm]
short description Huw Watkins – Flute Concerto, Violin Concerto, Symphony – Adam Walker, Alina Ibragimova, Edward Gardner, Ryan Wigglesworth, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hallé [NMC]
short description Stephen Dodgson Chamber Music with Harp and Guitar – Karolos [Naxos]

SoundBite60 Reviews

  Fantasía – Maximiliano Martín & Inocencio Negrín
  Haydn 24 Minuets
  Sting/Dowland: Songs from the Labyrinth
  Gounod Symphonies
  Chopin/Cortot
  Tales of Beatrix Potter

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 Ben Zander: Mahler 6 and the Philharmonia
short description Leonard Slatkin previews his 11 March BBCSO concert
short description At his Fingertips...
short description Bohemian Spring Preview
short description Henze: voice for today
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Preview
short description The Art of Accompaniment
short description Chamber Music 2000 - The Schubert Ensemble
short description Henri Dutilleux at 85
short description GIUSEPPE VERDI - 100 years on

Classical News

Chita Rivera is 86 today
Thomas Larcher, BBCSO & Aldeburgh
Eric Whitacre news
Leeds Piano Festival 2019
Bath Bachfest, February 21-23
Wigmore Hall announces 2019/20 Season
English National Opera presents a sparkling new production of the 20th century’s most popular operetta, The Merry Widow
Opera North & Khyam Allami
Garsington 30
Houston Grand Opera’s 2019–20 Season Features a Lineup of Seven Productions Never Before Seen by Houston Audiences
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