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Concert Reviews

short description Orchestra of the Capella/Matthew Taylor in Saint Petersburg – William Alwyn & David Matthews – Efi Christodoulou plays Taylor world premiere [British Music Festival]
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Maida Vale Studio Concert – Garry Walker conducts Sally Beamish's A Cage of Doves, Matthew Taylor's Viola Concerto (with Sarah-Jane Bradley), Malcolm Hayes's Byzantium and Liza Lim's Flying Banner
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Long Yu with Li-Wei Qin – Cockaigne, Reflet d’un temps disparu, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured, Haydn’s London Symphony
short description Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert – LSO/Robin Ticciati – Enigma Variations – Maxim Vengerov plays Tchaikovsky
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jakub Hrůša – The Cunning Little Vixen & Scheherazade – James Crabb plays The Tiniest House of Time
short description An Orkney Symphony – The Magnetic North at Purcell Room
short description The Lighthouse [English Touring Opera at Linbury Studio Theatre]
short description Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko – Ninth Symphonies by Peter Maxwell Davies & Beethoven
short description Graham Fitkin & London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall – Track to Track
short description Nash Inventions at Wigmore Hall

BBC Proms Reviews

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
short description Prom 70: Peter Maxwell Davies at 80 – Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Ben Gernon with Dimitri Ashkenazy & Robert Jordan – Ebb of Winter, Strathclyde Concerto 4, An Orkney Wedding
short description PSM4: Harrison Birtwistle – Verses for Ensembles, Dinah and Nick’s Love Song, Meridian – Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Oliver Knussen with Hilary Summers and Exaudi
short description PSM3: Peter Maxwell Davies – Linguae ignis, Revelation and Fall, A Mirror of Whitening Light – London Sinfonietta/Sian Edwards with Tim Gill and Rebecca Bottone

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

Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture – Alan Gilbert: Orchestras in the 21st Century; A New Paradigm [15 April]
Wigmore Hall seeks to share its work more widely with outstanding new 2015/16 season
The Barbican announces its 2015-16 Classical Music Season
British Composer Awards 2014
Wigmore Hall Season – featuring new artist series and landmark composer celebrations – begins on Saturday [6 September]
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw dies aged 101
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Autumn Concerts and CD Releases
Proms Plus: Authors Michael Morpurgo and Martin Amis, composers Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and spoken word artist George the Poet amongst star line-up
BBC Singers name Judith Weir as Associate Composer
Cadogan Hall presents its eighth Zurich International Orchestra Series 2014-15
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