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Concert Reviews

short description LSO – Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler 4 – Isabelle Faust plays Dvořák’s Violin Concerto [concert two, March 21]
short description Wigmore Hall – Christoph Prégardien, Pentaèdre & Joseph Petrič perform Normand Forget’s arrangement of Schubert’s Winterreise
short description BCMG Murmurs with Wu Wei on sheng
short description New York Philharmonic – Jaap van Zweden conducts Central Park in the Dark & Brahms 1 – Matthias Goerne sings The Wound-Dresser
short description Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Lighthouse – David Hill conducts Tallis Fantasia and A Child of Our Time
short description Vox Luminis at Wigmore Hall – Marc-Antoine Charpentier
short description Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall – Richard Strauss – Andris Nelsons conducts Zarathustra, Renée Fleming sings Capriccio
short description Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Royal Festival Hall – András Schiff conducts Schumann’s Rhenish & Fourth Symphonies and plays both of Brahms’s Piano Concertos [March 18 & 19]
short description William Christie & Les Arts Florissants at Barbican Centre – J. S. Bach’s St John Passion
short description Jeremy Denk at Wigmore Hall – Bach & Schubert

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 Stokowski in New York 1 & 2
short description Boxes of British Music – Christmas Cheer from EMI
short description The Birds of Rhiannon – Chandos
short description Charles Ives – Complete Music for String Quartet
short description Andante – Schumann Piano Music
short description Boult’s First VW Cycle – Decca
short description Haitink Mahler 6
short description 50 Years On – Barenboim Returns To Teatro Colón
short description Gurrelieder from Craft and Rattle
short description Andante – VPO Beethoven Symphonies

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 Edward Clark interviews Paavo Järvi regarding his Sibelius Symphony Cycle with Orchestre de Paris for RCA Red Seal
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Wagner’s Die Walküre [Showing on March 30]
short description Hector Berlioz: he died 150 years ago, on 8 March 1869 – a few personal messages – from Anderson to Woods, via Cowan, Falletta, JEG, Matthew-Walker, Orga, Rouse, Slatkin, and others
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Total Immersion: György Ligeti – All events up to 5 p.m. [2 March 2019]
short description Hilde Zadek – 15 December 1917-21 February 2019 – An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment [Showing on March 2]
short description Wilma Lipp – 26 April 1925-26 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Bizet’s Carmen [Showing on February 2]
short description Theo Adam – 1 August 1926-10 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description John Joubert: A composer for today and tomorrow – An appreciation by Kenneth Woods

Classical News

Sequeira Costa dies aged 89
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
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