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Concert Reviews

short description LSO – John Eliot Gardiner conducts Schumann’s Manfred Overture & Spring Symphony – Piotr Anderszewski plays Beethoven
short description Members of the New World Symphony – Purcell, Beethoven’s Archduke Trio and, with Kelvin Thomas, Peter Maxwell Davies's Eight Songs for a Mad King
short description Scottish Opera's Anthropocene at Hackney Empire
short description Daniil Trifonov at Carnegie Hall [live webcast]
short description Detroit Symphony Orchestra Winter Festival – Leonard Slatkin conducts American Panorama – 1/6 – Gould, Tower, Bernstein, Thomson, and Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite [live webcast]
short description Orchestra of the Royal Opera House concert – Antonio Pappano conducts Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky – Anita Rachvelishvili sings Rachmaninov
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Karina Canellakis conducts Beethoven 7, Thomas Oliemans gives UK premiere of Thomas Larcher’s Alle Tage
short description Steven Osborne at Kings Place – Piano Sonatas by Schubert (D960) & Prokofiev (6 & 7), and Morton Feldman’s Extensions 3
short description Matt Bianco at Islington Assembly Hall
short description Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra – Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts Schicksalslied & Miraculous Mandarin – Lise de la Salle plays Brahms [live webcast]

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 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]
short description LSO Live – Gianandrea Noseda conducts Tchaikovsky 4 & Pictures at an Exhibition
short description 2019 New Year’s Concert – Christian Thielemann conducts the Vienna Philharmonic [Sony Classical]
short description Mark Elder conducts the Hallé in Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suites and the Nursery Suite [Hallé own label]
short description LSO Live – John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn – The Five Symphonies, Overtures, and music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
short description so many stars – Violin and Piano Sonatinas – Fenella Humphreys & Nicola Eimer [Stone Records]
short description LSO Live – Nikolaj Znaider plays Mozart Violin Concertos, K207, K211 & K216
short description Amarae morti – El León de Oro/Peter Phillips [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 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
short description Leonard Bernstein 100 – The Masters Photograph the Maestro [book review]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur [Showing on January 12]
short description Eloquence Goes Dutch – Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum, Edo de Waart, with guest appearances from Eugen Jochum, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Géza Anda
short description Countdown to Christmas (Boxes) and into 2019... – 3: José Serebrier conducts Glazunov, Complete Symphonies & Concertos [Warner Classics]
short description Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite, by Roger Daltrey [book review]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Verdi’s La traviata [Showing on December 15]

Classical News

Jukka-Pekka Saraste & WDR Symphony Orchestra | Debut recording of the Beethoven Symphonies Cycle
Trinity Church Wall Street’s Time’s Arrow Festival (March 5-9) Features Laura Schwendinger’s Opera Artemisia and Handel’s Oratorio Susanna, Plus Early Music by Barbara Strozzi Alongside World Premieres
Orli Shaham and Jon Kimura Parker replace Jean-Yves Thibaudet in DSO concerts this week
Period-instrument wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass perform important rediscovered early version of Beethoven’s Septet [February 14]
Jess Gillam, Rise
Barbican and Culture Mile announce Sound Unbound, free festival of music, 18-19 May 2019
Stradivarius violin once owned by Henry Ford will be played by DSO Associate Concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy at concerts this month
Riccardo Muti & Chicago SO, February appearances, Schuman 9 & Mozart Requiem
Clark to headline ‘Bach Evolution’ at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Wednesday 1st May
Tetbury Music Festival announces BBC Radio 3 Big Chamber Weekend
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