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Concert Reviews

short description Chelsea Opera Group at Cadogan Hall – Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Total Immersion: Esa-Pekka Salonen ... BBC Singers, Nicholas Chalmers, Anu Komsi & Piia Komsi, Nicholas Daniel, Sakari Oramo
short description Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert Blomstedt – Bruckner 3 – Maria João Pires plays Mozart K488 [live webcast]
short description Les Arts Florissants & William Christie at Barbican Hall – Monteverdi
short description Music from Film Noir at Royal Festival Hall – BBC Concert Orchestra/Robert Ziegler, with Hannah Waddingham, presented by Mark Kermode
short description Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall – Powder Her Face & Sibelius 1 – Hilary Hahn plays Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade
short description LSO/Nikolaj Znaider – Mozart Violin Concertos K211/K216 & Tchaikovsky ‘Pathétique’ Symphony
short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Finnish Independence – Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Sibelius – Finlandia & Lemminkäinen Legends with Vilde Frang playing the Violin Concerto
short description Sinfonietta plays Stockhausen – Tierkreis & Trans – Pascal Rophé conducts London Sinfonietta & Manson Ensemble
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Finland Awakes! – Sakari Oramo conducts Sibelius 1 & Press Celebrations Music and Guy Johnston plays Cantique and Devotion

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Leonard Slatkin introduces the 2001 Proms season
short description Music for Strings

CD Reviews

short description Paavo Järvi conducts Brahms – Symphony 2 & Tragic and Academic Festival Overtures – Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen [RCA Red Seal]
short description Colin Davis conducts Brahms, with Gerhard Oppitz & Kyoko Takezawa [Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; RCA Red Seal]
short description Steven Isserlis plays Cello Concertos by Haydn & C. P. E. Bach [Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; Hyperion]
short description Dvořák – String Quintet Opus 97 & String Quartet Opus 105 – Takács Quartet & Lawrence Power [Hyperion]
short description Zino Francescatti plays Violin Concertos by Paganini and Brahms [Sargent in London; Paray in New York; Testament]
short description Mark Elder conducts Wagner’s Parsifal with Lars Cleveman, Katarina Dalayman & John Tomlinson [Hallé]
short description Leonard Slatkin conducts Haydn's Twelve London Symphonies [Philharmonia Orchestra; RCA Red Seal]
short description Steven Osborne plays Debussy [Hyperion]
short description Schubert – The Finished Unfinished – Basel Chamber Orchestra/Mario Venzago [Sony Classical]
short description Nathan Williamson plays Great American Piano Sonatas – Bernstein, Copland, Harrison, Ives [Somm]

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 Year of Wonder, by Clemency Burton-Hill [book review]
short description The music of Geraldine Mucha – a Prague concert and an Arco Diva recording
short description Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)
short description Leading Tones by Leonard Slatkin [book review]
short description Bampton Classical Opera – Young Singers’ Competition 2017
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel [Showing on November 18]
short description Feature Review: Kenneth MacMillan – A National Celebration at the Royal Opera House
short description George Enescu International Music Festival 2017
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte – Julie Taymor’s production, conducted by James Levine [Showing on October 14]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Bellini’s Norma – David McVicar’s production, with Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato, Joseph Calleja; conducted by Carlo Rizzi [Showing on October 7]

Classical News

Daniel Barenboim Receives Peace Award from Israeli Foundation
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Oh, That Little Black Dress -- Voigt-Less Ariadne at Covent Garden Gets Mixed Reactions
Edinburgh Festival Goes Through Three Different Sopranos for Piece by Gyˆrgy Kurt·g
James Levine Pulls Out of European Tour with Munich Philharmonic
Scottish Arts Council Proposed Plan to Shut Down Scottish Opera Entirely
Scottish Opera Looks to US for Fundraising Inspiration
Herbert Axelrod, Stradivarius Donor and Alleged Tax Fugitive, Arrested at Berlin Airport
Scottish Opera Chorus Members Turn Ire on 'Extravagant' Artistic Director Richard Armstrong
Violinist and Conductor Iona Brown Has Died at Age 63
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