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Concert Reviews

short description BBC Philharmonic at Bridgewater Hall – Martyn Brabbins conducts the Fourth Symphonies by James MacMillan & Michael Tippett – Sophie Bevan sings Britten’s Les illuminations
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 Royal College of Music double-bill – Huw Watkins’s In the Locked Room and Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Lighthouse; directed by Stephen Unwin; conducted by Michael Rosewell
short description Pupils of The Yehudi Menuhin School at Wigmore Hall
short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Daniele Gatti conducts Mendelssohn & Brahms – Music of Today: Christian Mason
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]

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 33: BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra – Richard Farnes conducts Phoenix Rising & German Requiem
short description Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/George Benjamin – Night on Bare Mountain, Dance Figures, Lontano, La mer – Tamara Stefanovich plays Ravel’s Left-hand Piano Concerto
short description Prom 27: Folk Music around Britain and Ireland
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

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

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
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
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