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Concert Reviews

short description Grimeborn Opera Festival – Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek
short description Snape Proms – Trio Isimsiz – Haydn, Mendelssohn & Brahms
short description Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart – Louis Langrée conducts Meistermusik & Requiem – Stephen Hough plays K467
short description Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart – Mark Morris Dance Group – Love Song Waltzes | I Don’t Want to Love | The Trout
short description Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart – Louis Langrée conducts The Chairman Dances & Beethoven 1 – Daniel Lozakovich plays Mozart K216
short description Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2018 – Samuel Barber’s Vanessa – Emma Bell, Virginie Verrez, Edgaras Montvidas, Rosalind Plowright; directed by Keith Warner; conducted by Jakub Hrůša
short description Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart – Christian Zacharias & Rosa Feola
short description Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart – Louis Langrée conducts Tromba Lontana & Brahms 2 – Joshua Bell plays Bruch
short description Greenwich Festival 2018 – Delius, Mahler, Barber – world premiere of Robert Matthew-Walker’s April in Appalachia
short description Longborough Festival Opera – Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea – Sofia Troncoso, Anna Harvey, Maria Ostroukhova, Matthew Buswell; directed by Jenny Miller; conducted by Jeremy Silver

BBC Proms Reviews

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
short description Prom 41: BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra – Edward Gardner conducts Pour les funérailles d'un soldat and Dona nobis pacem – Jean-Guihen Queyras plays Elgar
short description Prom 40: Joshua Bell & ASMF – Dream & Lament, Saint-Saëns & Beethoven
short description Prom 38: John Wilson conducts Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story [performance 1]
short description Prom 39: John Wilson conducts Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story [performance 2]
short description Prom 37: Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano – Representation of Chaos, Jeremiah Symphony, Mahler 1
short description Prom 36: Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen – Webern’s Opus 10 & Mahler 10’s Adagio, and Act I of Die Walküre
short description Prom 34: BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena – Walton, Copland, Britten, Barber – Sally Matthews sings Les Illuminations & Antony and Cleopatra

CD Reviews

short description Volodos plays Schubert on Sony Classical
short description Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic on DG
short description Saint-Saëns's Piano Concertos
short description Plowright plays Stojowski on Hyperion
short description Sawallisch Schumann The Four Symphonies
short description Schurmann on Chandos
short description Pletnev and the RNO play Shchedrin on DG
short description Knappertsbusch and the VPO on Decca
short description Schnittke on Hyperion
short description Jill Crossland - Goldberg Variations

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 A few memories of Oliver Knussen: 12 June 1952–8 July 2018
short description Glasperlenspiel Music Festival 2018
short description A Tanglewood Diary, 6-15 July 2018 – Andris Nelsons conducts Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial
short description Understanding Lenny through his Music, by Leonard Slatkin
short description Aldeburgh Festival 2018 – A postscript – New music for piano from Philip Cashian & Harrison Birtwistle
short description How Shostakovich Changed My Mind, by Stephen Johnson [book review]
short description Feature Review – English Haydn Festival 2018 [June 6-10]
short description Feature Review: Beethoven's Nine Symphonies on LP – Berliner Philharmoniker/Simon Rattle
short description Aldeburgh Festival 2018 – June 9, An Aldeburgh Aperitif – Orsino Ensemble and Phantasm
short description Feature Review: Britten, Bernstein and America – two concerts with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/John Wilson at Aldeburgh Festival 2018 – Robert Murray, James Horan, Mark O’Keeffe, Cédric Tiberghien, Pavel Kolesnikov, Claire Chase [June 8 & 9]

Classical News

A New Team for Marlboro Music
Raymond Leppard is 91 today
Arthur Davies dies aged 77
Musikfest Berlin 2018: Manfred Honeck will conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam on 4 September at Philharmonie Berlin
Stephen Langridge appointed Artistic Director of Glyndebourne
Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music mark launch of new dedicated audio and audio-visual destination for classical music with special media event at Salzburg Festival
Shortlist announced for Gramophone Awards 2018
Metropolitan Opera Cast Change Advisory: Götterdämmerung
John Wilson marks Armistice and Sir Thomas Allen directs The Marriage of Figaro in Royal College of Music Autumn Season
Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem Unites the Cities of Liverpool and Hannover, both UNESCO Cities of Music
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