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Concert Reviews

short description Detroit Symphony Orchestra Winter Festival – Leonard Slatkin conducts American Panorama – 5/6 – Dune Acres, 4’33”, Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, West Side Story, Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy plays Samuel Barber on The Henry Ford violin [live webcast]
short description Mark Elder at Royal Academy of Music – Britten, Bax, Sibelius
short description Sakari Oramo conducts BBC Symphony Orchestra in Haffner Symphony, Nocturne – Insomnia, and, with Elisabeth Kulman & Stuart Skelton, Das Lied von der Erde
short description Daniil Trifonov at Berliner Philharmonie [live webcast]
short description Linbury Theatre at The Royal Opera – world premiere of The Monstrous Child
short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Philippe Herreweghe conducts Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV1068/Suite in D) & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (K551/Jupiter Symphony) – Bertrand Chamayou plays Piano Concerto K488
short description Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at National Theatre
short description New York Philharmonic/Matthias Pintscher – Alborada del gracioso & The Firebird – Renaud Capuçon plays Mar’eh
short description Vienna Philharmonic at Barbican Centre – Ádám Fischer conducts Mahler 9
short description An Italian Songbook at Milton Court

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 50: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard – Mahler 5 – Annelien Van Wauwe plays Mozart
short description Prom 49: European Union Youth Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda – Agata Zubel’s Fireworks & Tchaikovsky 5 – Seong-Jin Cho plays Chopin
short description Prom 48: LSO/Simon Rattle – Ravel – Mother Goose & L'Enfant et les sortilèges, Magdalena Kožená sings Shéhérazade
short description Prom 47: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo – Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro & Prokofiev 5 – Pekka Kuusisto gives premiere of Venables Plays Bartók
short description Prom 45 – Suisse Romande Orchestra/Jonathan Nott – Jeux & Petrushka – Renaud Capuçon plays orchestrated Ravel
short description Prom 46: National Youth Jazz Orchestra – Laura Jurd premiere & Kenton’s West Side Story – Benjamin Grosvenor plays Rhapsody in Blue
short description Prom 44: CBSO/Ludovic Morlot – From Faune to Boléro via Psalm 130 and Nocturnes
short description Prom 43: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim – Tchaikovsky, David Robert Coleman, Scriabin – with Lisa Batiashvili & Elsa Dreisig
short description Prom 42: Estonian Festival Orchestra/Paavo Järvi – Arvo Pärt & Sibelius – Khatia Buniatishvili plays Grieg
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 5/Proms Chamber Music – Colin Currie & JACK Quartet – Xenakis, Holt, Farrin

CD Reviews

short description Steven Isserlis & Olli Mustonen – Kabalevsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich – for Cello & Piano [Hyperion]
short description Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto – the composer conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Yo-Yo Ma [Sony Classical]
short description Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber – Frage – Songs by Robert Schumann, Volume One [Sony Classical]
short description Adrian Butterfield conducts Handel’s Chandos Te Deum in B-flat and Chandos Anthem No.8 [Onyx]
short description The Polish Violin – Jennifer Pike & Petr Limonov – Szymanowski, Moszkowski, Karłowicz, Wieniawski [Chandos]
short description Respighi’s Roman Trilogy – Festivals, Fountains, Pines – JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic [Naxos]
short description Andrew Manze conducts Mozart Symphonies – G-minor and Jupiter, K550/K551 [NDR Radiophilharmonie; Pentatone]
short description More music by George Antheil – Symphony 3 American & Symphony 6 after Delacroix – BBC Philharmonic/John Storgårds [Chandos]
short description Mahan Esfahani – The Passinge Mesures [Hyperion]
short description Leonore Piano Trio – Music by Hubert Parry [Hyperion]

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 Consistent Homogeneity - A 75th Birthday Tribute to Stan Tracey
short description Beatbugs and hyperinstruments – A new Toy Symphony
short description Slatkin and the NSO - On the Road (and in the sky) again
short description Yevgeny Svetlanov
short description Slatkin and the NSO on the road
short description “I try not to have too many dreams”
short description The Saul Seminars - Mitsuko Uchida
short description Whatever Happened To Alberich?
short description Leonard Slatkin - Bernstein’s three symphonies
short description Musicians in Concorde: Mark Levy & William Lawes

Classical News

New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives
Our Boldest to Date: Louisville Orchestra’s Fourth Festival of American Music Opens This Saturday, Feb 23
Dominick Argento dies aged 91
Hilde Zadek dies aged 101
The Sixteen’s 40th anniversary celebrations continue with the US premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat mater and a performance of Handel’s Messiah at Westminster Cathedral
Kirill Gerstein records Busoni's Piano Concerto
Barbican announces its 2019-20 classical music season
The Grange Festival’s 2019 season includes new productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Verdi’s Falstaff and Handel’s Belshazzar (6 June – 6 July)
From David Walliams to David Lang: The BBC Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Barbican Season
Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition
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