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Concert Reviews

short description Nash Inventions at Wigmore Hall
short description Lahti Symphony Orchestra/Okko Kamu with Elina Vähälä at Cadogan Hall – Sibelius
short description Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Górecki, Lutosławski, Maxwell Davies & Szymanowski with Jakob Kullberg & Giovanni Guzzo
short description Kensington Symphony Orchestra/Russell Keable – The Shard, Max 5, Rachmaninov 2
short description Ray Davies’s Meltdown – Secret Theatre & Eight Songs for a Mad King [London Sinfonietta]
short description Kommilitonen! [Opera by Peter Maxwell Davies & David Pountney at Royal Academy of Music]
short description Britten Sinfonia at Lunch – MacMillan, Maxwell Davies & Shostakovich
short description Doric String Quartet & Roderick Williams at Wigmore Hall – Britten, Korngold and a Peter Maxwell Davies premiere
short description Arditti Quartet at Zankel Hall – Rihm, Dusapin & Birtwistle
short description Peter Maxwell Davies 75th-Birthday Concert at Wigmore Hall

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 Ancient and modern: one day at Aldeburgh [10 June 2017]
short description Max – A Celebration
short description David Bowie (1947-2016) – forever crossing-over to the other side
short description Edward Greenfield’s Portrait Gallery [book review]
short description Feature Report – XI Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition [15-23 March 2013]
short description Interview with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – Kommilitonen! – Royal Academy of Music [18-25 March 2011]
short description Interview with Thomas Hyde [Premiere of his String Quartet – Kings Place, London, on 28 February 2010]
short description Feature Review – Miraculous Logic: The Music of Jean Sibelius [London Philharmonic/Osmo Vänskä]
short description Feature Review – Total Immersion: Hans Werner Henze [BBC Symphony Orchestra, 16 January 2010]
short description Feature Review: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – The Ten Naxos Quartets

Classical News

Thea Musgrave Awarded Queen's Medal for Music
Kathryn McDowell CBE, DL awarded the ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award 2017
BBC Music Magazine Winners
Royal College of Music premieres new operas inspired by Frankenstein in partnership with Tête à Tête opera company
St John’s Smith Square announces OCCUPY THE PIANOS Festival 2018 / Celebrating two themes: Protest and The Journey Within [April 20-22]
Sir Antonio Pappano
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
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