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Concert Reviews

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]
short description LSO/Antonio Pappano with Maxim Vengerov – Elgar, Britten and the premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony No.10 (Borromini)
short description LSO/Antonio Pappano with Janine Jansen – Peter Maxwell Davies, Brahms, Walton [LSO On Track, Guildhall School]

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 Naxos Quartets 3 & 4
short description Otto Klemperer Orchestral Music
short description The Band of the Scots Guards: Bliss and Walton
short description New Recordings from MaxOpus
short description Naxos Quartets 1 & 2
short description Maggots and Mad Kings
short description Harrison Birtwistle
short description Peter Maxwell Davies Sacred Works
short description Goffredo Petrassi – Concertos for Orchestra/Pesko
short description The Birds of Rhiannon – Chandos

Features & Interviews

short description Max
short description Music of Today
short description Public Culture, Private Passions
short description South Bank Centre and Associates Scoop RPS Music Awards
short description Hugh Wood at 70 – Bill Newman interviews the composer
short description Required Rehandling - an interview with Alexander Goehr
short description “I speak directly to myself”
short description Harry’s Progress
short description The Final Frontier (Max's Ultimate Symphony)
short description The Royal Festival Hall – 50 Glorious Years

Classical News

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
LSO and Simon Rattle give world premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies's The Hogboon
Ryedale Festival announces new partnerships, artists in residence and world premiere performances for 2016
Peter Maxwell Davies: Master and Maverick: BBC Four, Friday 1 April at 20:00
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces 2016/17 Season
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81
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