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Concert Reviews

short description Philharmonia Orchestra Music of Today – 6 February
short description BBCSO/Runnicles – 5 February
short description RPO/Brunelli – 3 Feb
short description LSO/Nagano – By George! (2 Feb)
short description Brendel, Mackerras, Scottish CO – 2 February
short description Philharmonia Orchestra German Romantics – 2 February
short description Dresden Crisis Appeal Concert
short description BBCSO/Saraste – 31 January
short description The Capture of Troy
short description London Sinfonietta/George Benjamin – 25 January

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 22: BBC Scottish SO/Andrew Manze – London Symphonies by Haydn & Vaughan Williams
short description Prom 23: Havana Meets Kingston – Mista Savona
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 3/Proms Chamber Music – Joseph Tawadros – Rituals and New Tales
short description Prom 21: BBC Scottish SO/Ilan Volkov – Notturno & Alpine Symphony – Hornroh Modern Alphorn Quartet gives UK premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Concerto grosso No.1
short description Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom – I
short description Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom – II
short description Prom 18: MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis – Beethoven 2 & 5
short description Prom 17: BBCNOW/Martyn Brabbins – Parry 5, Holst’s Ode to Death, Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony – Tai Murray plays The Lark Ascending
short description Prom 16: Hallé/Mark Elder – Wagner, Debussy, Stravinsky
short description Prom 15: BBC Philharmonic/Ben Gernon – What Did We See? & Brahms 2 – Paul Lewis plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

CD Reviews

short description Günter Wand conducts Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies [NDR; RCA Red Seal]
short description Haydn’s Opus 64 – Doric String Quartet [Chandos]
short description Handel’s finest arias for base voice ii – Christopher Purves with Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen [Hyperion]
short description Handel’s Acis and Galatea – Early Opera Company/Christian Curnyn with Allan Clayton & Lucy Crowe [Chandos Chaconne]
short description Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Haydn Piano Sonatas, Volume 7 [Chandos]
short description Grace Davidson sings Handel & Vivaldi [Academy of Ancient Music & Joseph Crouch; Signum Classics]
short description Peter Oundjian conducts Vaughan Williams [Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Chandos]
short description Sebastián de Vivanco – Missa Assumpsit Jesus – De Profundis/Robert Hollingworth [Hyperion]
short description Smetana’s Festive Symphony & Dances from The Bartered Bride – Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Darrell Ang [Naxos]
short description LSO Live – Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner's Symphony 8 & Messiaen’s Couleurs [DVD & Blu-ray]

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 William Bolcom at Eighty, and in London June 1 & 2
short description May 2018 releases from Calliope and Indésens – Debussy, Mozart, Ravel, Szymanowski, and Modern Piano Recital
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Massenet’s Cendrillon [Showing on April 28]
short description Feature Review: International Spring Orchestra Festival, Malta – Rising Stars I, II – Jean-Marc Fabri, Francis James Camilleri, Daniel Zak Borg, Daphne Delicata
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Verdi’s Luisa Miller [Showing on April 14]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Mozart’s Cosě fan tutte [Showing on March 31]
short description New World Symphony in Florida: Michael Tilson Thomas, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jeannette Sorrell [February & March 2018]
short description Feature Review: Speakers Corner, Tacet and Analogphonic LPs – Brahms/Dvořák/Reiner, Vivaldi/Daskalakis, Mendelssohn/Haendel/Martzy/Müller-Kray, Brahms/Martzy/Wand, Paganini/Ricci, Milstein, Sarasate/Campoli, Bartók/Julliard, Bartók/Stern/Bernstein...
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Rossini’s Semiramide [Showing on March 10]
short description In praise of Philip Sawyers’s Violin Concerto

Classical News

La Scala's Musicians and Crew Vote to Demand Riccardo Muti's Resignation
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More Drama at La Scala as Riccardo Muti Responds to Critics Who Call Him Power-Hungry
Scottish Opera Hands Over Management of Its House to Theatrical Impresario Firm
The Hand-Held 'Concert Companion' Gets Introduced to British Orchestral Musicians
Philharmonia Orchestra On-Line
Cheltenham Music Festival 2005
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