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Concert Reviews

short description The MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall – Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts La mer & Daphnis et Chloé – Isabel Leonard sings Le Temps l’horloge & Shéhérazade
short description LSO – Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Charles Ives’s Holiday Symphony, Daniil Trifonov plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
short description San Francisco Ballet at Sadler's Wells – Programmes A & B – Shostakovich Trilogy | The Infinite Ocean | Snowblind | Björk Ballet
short description Berliner Philharmoniker – Michael Sanderling conducts Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony – Bruno Delepelaire plays Haydn’s D-major Cello Concerto [live webcast]
short description Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Simone Young conducts Webern’s Passacaglia & Brahms 4 – Karl Pituch & Johanna Yarbrough play a Concerto for Two Horns [live webcast]
short description Handel’s Agrippina – Maxim Emelyanychev & Il Pomo d’Oro at Barbican Centre – with Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli, Xavier Sabata & Elsa Benoit
short description Garsington Opera 2019 – Smetana’s The Bartered Bride – Natalya Romaniw, Brenden Gunnell, Joshua Bloom, Heather Shipp; directed by Paul Curran; Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Jac van Steen
short description OAE @ RFH – Thierry Fischer conducts Elgar’s Serenade for Strings & Sibelius 2 – Alina Ibragimova plays Richard Strauss’s Violin Concerto
short description Hilary Hahn plays Johann Sebastian Bach at Wigmore Hall
short description LSO – Michael Tilson Thomas conducts John Cage & Bartók, Julia Fischer plays Beethoven

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 75: Andrew Davis conducts The Last Night, with Gerald Finley & Jess Gillam
short description Prom 74: Handel’s Theodora conducted by Jonathan Cohen, with Louise Alder, Iestyn Davies & Ann Hallenberg
short description Prom 72: Peter Oundjian conducts Britten’s War Requiem
short description Prom 73: Before the Ending of the Day – Tallis Scholars & Peter Phillips
short description Prom 71: John Eliot Gardiner conducts Berlioz with Joyce DiDonato and Antoine Tamestit
short description Prom 70: Tango
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 8/Proms Chamber Music – Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker with Alasdair Beatson
short description Prom 69: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons II – Shostakovich 4 – Baiba Skride plays Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade
short description Prom 68: Berliner Philharmoniker/Kirill Petrenko II – Richard Strauss & Beethoven
short description Prom 67: Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons I – Mahler 3 with Susan Graham

CD Reviews

short description King’s College Cambridge – Herbert Howells – Choral Works, including An English Mass | Cello Concerto | Organ Pieces, including Master Tallis’s Testament – Guy Johnston, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Cleobury, Christopher Seaman [King’s College own label]
short description John Andrews conducts Thomas Arne’s The Judgment of Paris – Brook Street Band [Dutton Epoch]
short description Lise Davidsen sings Wagner & Strauss with Philharmonia Orchestra & Esa-Pekka Salonen [Decca]
short description James MacMillan – One Equal Music – The Elysian Singers/Sam Laughton [Signum Classics]
short description Albion Quartet – Antonín Dvořák’s String Quartets Opuses 9 & 96 [Signum Classics]
short description Andrew Manze conducts Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphonies – Sinfonia antartica & No.9 [Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Onyx]
short description The Romantic Violin Concerto – 22 – Linus Roth plays Lassen, Scharwenka & Langgaard | BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antony Hermus [Hyperion]
short description Heinz Holliger conducts Schubert, Volume Two – Symphonies 1 & 5 and the Overture to Fierrabras [Basel Chamber Orchestra; Sony Classical digital download]
short description The Fellini Album – The Film Music of Nino Rota – Riccardo Chailly conducts Filarmonica della Scala [Decca]
short description Barry Douglas – Schubert Works for Solo Piano, Volume 4 – Sonatas D537, D575 & D664 [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 Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Wagner’s Die Walküre [Showing on March 30]
short description Hector Berlioz: he died 150 years ago, on 8 March 1869 – a few personal messages – from Anderson to Woods, via Cowan, Falletta, JEG, Matthew-Walker, Orga, Rouse, Slatkin, and others
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Total Immersion: György Ligeti – All events up to 5 p.m. [2 March 2019]
short description Hilde Zadek – 15 December 1917-21 February 2019 – An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment [Showing on March 2]
short description Wilma Lipp – 26 April 1925-26 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Bizet’s Carmen [Showing on February 2]
short description Theo Adam – 1 August 1926-10 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description John Joubert: A composer for today and tomorrow – An appreciation by Kenneth Woods
short description Leonard Bernstein 100 – The Masters Photograph the Maestro [book review]

Classical News

A New Documentary Suggests That Mozart Had Tourette's Syndrome
Conductor Hans Vonk Succumbs to Illness That Forced His Retirement
Welsh National Opera's Music Director Quits After Only One Year
Bonn's Opera House Damaged in Fire
StÈphane DenËve Named Music Director of Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Elmer Bernstein, Film Composer, Is Dead at 82
StÈphane DenËve Named Music Director of Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor KwamÈ Ryan Has 'No Optimism for the Future' of Blacks in Classical Music
David Agler Named Director of Ireland's Wexford Festival
City of Bayreuth Honors Pierre Boulez
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