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Concert Reviews

short description New York Philharmonic/Robertson – 26 November
short description Matthew Jones – Viola Recital (25 November)
short description ENO’s English Ring – The Twilight of the Gods (Barbican, 25 November)
short description Philharmonia Orchestra, Pletnev and Lazarev (25 November)
short description Kiri Te Kanawa – 24 November
short description Il mondo della luna – RAM (21 November)
short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Pletnev & Sokhiev (20 November)
short description Musical Futures in Safe Hands – BBCSO/Brabbins (20 November)
short description Dresden Staatskapelle/Haitink – 20 November
short description New York Philharmonic/Noseda – 19 November

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 50: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard – Mahler 5 – Annelien Van Wauwe plays Mozart
short description Prom 49: European Union Youth Orchestra/Gianandrea Noseda – Agata Zubel’s Fireworks & Tchaikovsky 5 – Seong-Jin Cho plays Chopin
short description Prom 48: LSO/Simon Rattle – Ravel – Mother Goose & L'Enfant et les sortilèges, Magdalena Kožená sings Shéhérazade
short description Prom 47: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo – Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro & Prokofiev 5 – Pekka Kuusisto gives premiere of Venables Plays Bartók
short description Prom 45 – Suisse Romande Orchestra/Jonathan Nott – Jeux & Petrushka – Renaud Capuçon plays orchestrated Ravel
short description Prom 46: National Youth Jazz Orchestra – Laura Jurd premiere & Kenton’s West Side Story – Benjamin Grosvenor plays Rhapsody in Blue
short description Prom 44: CBSO/Ludovic Morlot – From Faune to Boléro via Psalm 130 and Nocturnes
short description Prom 43: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim – Tchaikovsky, David Robert Coleman, Scriabin – with Lisa Batiashvili & Elsa Dreisig
short description Prom 42: Estonian Festival Orchestra/Paavo Järvi – Arvo Pärt & Sibelius – Khatia Buniatishvili plays Grieg
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 5/Proms Chamber Music – Colin Currie & JACK Quartet – Xenakis, Holt, Farrin

CD Reviews

short description Barry Douglas – Tchaikovsky Plus One, Volume 1 – The Seasons & Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition [Chandos]
short description Pater Peccavi – The Marian Consort [Delphian]
short description Jiří Bělohlávek conducts Janáček with the Czech Philharmonic [Decca]
short description José Serebrier conducts Historic Gershwin Centennial Edition recording – including An American in Paris, with Leopold Godowsky III in the Piano Concerto [Somm]
short description Huw Watkins – Flute Concerto, Violin Concerto, Symphony – Adam Walker, Alina Ibragimova, Edward Gardner, Ryan Wigglesworth, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Hallé [NMC]
short description Stephen Dodgson Chamber Music with Harp and Guitar – Karolos [Naxos]
short description Sir Dan Godfrey – a sesquicentennial salute [Pristine Audio]
short description David Hackbridge Johnson Orchestral Music, Volume One – Symphony No.9 – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Paul Mann [Toccata Classics]
short description Andrew Davis conducts Gustav Holst – Orchestral Works Volume 4 [BBC Philharmonic; Chandos]
short description Parry premiere recordings – Symphony 4 original, Proserpine, Suite moderne – BBCNOW/Rumon Gamba [Chandos]

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 BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: In Remembrance World War I, including Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie [November 10 & 11]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Nico Muhly’s Marnie [Showing on November 10]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Puccini’s La fanciulla del West [Showing on October 27]
short description Montserrat Caballé – 12 April 1933-6 October 2018
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila [Showing on October 20]
short description The Power and the Glory – Kenneth Woods & English Symphony Orchestra, with Roman Kosyakov [Concert of Schumann, Sibelius and Liszt, 7 October 2018]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Verdi’s Aida with Anna Netrebko [Showing on October 6]
short description Feature LP Review: Speakers Corner, Analogphonic, Deutsche Grammophon and RCO Live – Sibelius/Oistrakh/Ormandy, Beethoven/Francescatti/Casadesus, Milstein/Pommers, Elman/Seiger, Fournier/Crowson, Dvořák/Janáček Quartet, Schubert/Rostropovich
short description Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts [August 2018]
short description Inge Borkh: 26 May 1921-26 August 2018

Classical News

2008 Prize Winners: 53rd Ferrier Competition
Humphrey Lyttelton Dies Aged 86
Erwin Schrott Sued For Breach Of Contract By Rosenblatt Recitals
Kent Nagano And The Orchestre Symphonique De Montréal 2008-2009
Royal Scottish National Orchestra Announces 08:09 Season With Great Artists, New Concert Formats and 'Sea' Theme
EXCITE! ... A New Era, A New City, And A New Piece ... London Philharmonic Orchestra Performs The World Première Of Excite!
RSNO Board Nominates Brian Lang As Next Chair
The 25th Anniversary Of The Menuhin Competition In Cardiff
A Testament To Stockhausen: Stockhausen's Final Works And A Festival He Shaped
Sustaining The Momentum: Wigmore Hall Announces Its 2008-2009 Season
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