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Concert Reviews

short description LSO/Simon Rattle – A Trip to the Moon & Sibelius 2
short description LSO/Simon Rattle – The Hogboon & Symphonie fantastique
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oliver Knussen – Debussy and Stravinsky – UK premieres of Gunther Schuller’s Dreamscape and, with Iestyn Davies, George Benjamin’s Dream of the Song, and a tribute to Peter Maxwell Davies
short description Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall – 50th-Anniversary Celebrations: from David Matthews to Berlioz's Les nuits d’été with Kate Royal
short description Pull Out All the Stops – Royal Festival Hall Organ Gala Launch Concert [John Scott, Jane Parker-Smith, Isabelle Demers, David Goode]
short description LSO/Antonio Pappano with Maxim Vengerov – Elgar, Britten and the premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony No.10 (Borromini)
short description LSO/Antonio Pappano with Janine Jansen – Peter Maxwell Davies, Brahms, Walton [LSO On Track, Guildhall School]
short description Royal Academy of Music opera double-bill – Dido and Aeneas … The Lighthouse
short description Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins with Jack Liebeck – Peter Maxwell Davies
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion – New from the North – John Storgårds conducts the final concert including Per Nørgård’s Eighth Symphony and Magnus Lindberg's Era

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Proms at ... Wilton’s Music Hall – songbirdsongs ... Molly's Song 3 ... Eight Songs for a Mad King
short description Prom 4: Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim – Elgar Symphony 2 – UK premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s Deep Time
short description Proms Chamber Music 7: Armida Quartett, Lise Berthaud, David Saudubray – Schubert D703, Sally Beamish, Mozart K515
short description Prom 56: CBeebies I
short description Prom 41 – Hallé/Mark Elder with Leonard Elschenbroich, Alice Coote & Gregory Kunde – King Lear, Berceuse for Dresden, Das Lied von der Erde; Composers in Conversation: Colin Matthews
short description Prom 33: BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena – Mark Simpson’s Israfel, Max's Sir Charles his Pavan & Elgar 1 – Johannes Moser plays Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain
short description Prom 45: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit – Debussy’s Petite Suite & Shostakovich 15 – Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Mozart K482
short description Prom 70: Peter Maxwell Davies at 80 – Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Ben Gernon with Dimitri Ashkenazy & Robert Jordan – Ebb of Winter, Strathclyde Concerto 4, An Orkney Wedding
short description PSM4: Harrison Birtwistle – Verses for Ensembles, Dinah and Nick’s Love Song, Meridian – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Oliver Knussen with Hilary Summers and Exaudi
short description PSM3: Peter Maxwell Davies – Linguae ignis, Revelation and Fall, A Mirror of Whitening Light – London Sinfonietta/Sian Edwards with Tim Gill and Rebecca Bottone

CD Reviews

short description Peter Dickinson Orchestral Works – BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell [Heritage]
short description British Music – Sir Charles Groves – Delius, Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Walton... [Warner Classics]
short description Taverner
short description Naxos Quartets 9 & 10
short description Lyrita – Alexander Goehr
short description Britannia – Atlanta Symphony/Donald Runnicles
short description Naxos Quartets 7 & 8
short description Maxwell Davies’s Second Fantasia on John Taverner’s In Nomine
short description Naxos Quartets 5 & 6
short description Some CD & DVD Christmas Present Suggestions

Features & Interviews

short description Edward Downes 1924-2009
short description Eight Songs for Aladdin Sane: Peter Maxwell Davies and David Bowie – Can those boys foxtrot!
short description Kings Place at King’s Cross
short description A Case For Classical Music, Old & New – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
short description Sir Charles Mackerras at 80 – Congratulations!
short description Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
short description Fraser Trainer (Proms 2005 – Week 3)
short description Denis Vaughan CAARE
short description Will Serious Music Become Extinct? – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture 2005
short description Feature Review: Max – A Mirror of Whitening Light / To the Max!

Classical News

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group celebrates its 30th anniversary with a month of concerts in September
St John's Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season
The Queen's Medal for Music 2016 / Nicola Benedetti
BBC Singers announce Sofi Jeannin as new Chief Conductor
Oliver Knussen CBE awarded the ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award 2016
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces its summer 2017 season
Edinburgh International Festival 2017 Programme Announced
Liverpool Philharmonic is delighted to announce 22-year-old Liverpool-born Richard Miller as the winner of its second, annual Christopher Brooks Composition Prize in association with The Rushworth Foundation
MAX: A CELEBRATION – Official memorial for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to take place at St John’s Smith Square on 27 June, including a Maxwell Davies world premiere
LSO and Simon Rattle give world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies's The Hogboon
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