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Concert Reviews

short description Haydn: The Creative Genius – 14 Feb
short description By George! In Miniature (13 Feb)
short description Berlioz Requiem – New York Philharmonic (12 Feb)
short description Philharmonia Orchestra German Romantics III – 11 Feb
short description Les Troyens – Metropolitan Opera (10 Feb)
short description LSO/Krivine – 9 Feb
short description Max’s Voyage to Fair Isle – 8 Feb
short description Pure Pärt v Stultifyingly Sanctimonious Sellars under Capacious Kapoor – 7 Feb
short description CBSO/Oramo – The Crazed Moon (6 February)
short description Philharmonia Orchestra German Romantics II – 6 February

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 21: BBC Scottish SO/Ilan Volkov – Notturno & Alpine Symphony – Hornroh Modern Alphorn Quartet gives UK premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Concerto grosso No.1
short description Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom – I
short description Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom – II
short description Prom 18: MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis – Beethoven 2 & 5
short description Prom 17: BBCNOW/Martyn Brabbins – Parry 5, Holst’s Ode to Death, Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony – Tai Murray plays The Lark Ascending
short description Prom 16: Hallé/Mark Elder – Wagner, Debussy, Stravinsky
short description Prom 15: BBC Philharmonic/Ben Gernon – What Did We See? & Brahms 2 – Paul Lewis plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
short description Prom 14: BBC Philharmonic/John Storgårds, with Elizabeth Watts & Louis Lortie – Wagner's Mastersingers, Schubert/Liszt Songs & Wanderer, Zimmermann & Sibelius Symphonies
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 2/Proms Chamber Music – Jean Rondeau
short description Prom 12: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Karina Canellakis – Coriolan, Spiral, Symphonic Dances – Alisa Weilerstein plays Shostakovich

CD Reviews

short description Kenneth Woods’s orchestration of Brahms’s Piano Quartet Opus 26 [English Symphony Orchestra; Nimbus Alliance]
short description Mark Elder conducts Wagner’s Das Rheingold [Hallé]
short description Stephen Dodgson String Trios & Solo Pieces – Karolos [Naxos]
short description The Lily & the Rose – Binchois Consort/Andrew Kirkman [Hyperion]
short description Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Orchestral Works Volume 2 – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/John Wilson, with Howard McGill in Concerto for Stan Getz [Chandos]
short description Royal String Quartet plays James MacMillan [Hyperion]
short description LSO Live – Valery Gergiev conducts Rachmaninov & Balakirev
short description Come to Me in My Dreams – Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton [Chandos]
short description Benjamin Zander discusses and conducts Beethoven’s Choral Symphony – Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra [Brattle Media]
short description Günter Wand conducts Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies [NDR; RCA Red Seal]

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

Benjamin Appl, Bach, Sony Classical [September 7 release]
Cecilia Bartoli & Decca
Free DSO Community Concerts
Chinese Arms Firm May Buy Steinway
Royal Concertgebouw Names Gatti Replacements
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
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