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Concert Reviews

short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Daniele Gatti conducts Mendelssohn & Brahms – Music of Today: Christian Mason
short description LSO/Simon Rattle – A Trip to the Moon & Sibelius 2
short description LSO/Simon Rattle – The Hogboon & Symphonie fantastique
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Oliver Knussen – Debussy and Stravinsky – UK premieres of Gunther Schuller’s Dreamscape and, with Iestyn Davies, George Benjamin’s Dream of the Song, and a tribute to Peter Maxwell Davies
short description Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall – 50th-Anniversary Celebrations: from David Matthews to Berlioz's Les nuits d’été with Kate Royal
short description Pull Out All the Stops – Royal Festival Hall Organ Gala Launch Concert [John Scott, Jane Parker-Smith, Isabelle Demers, David Goode]
short description LSO/Antonio Pappano with Maxim Vengerov – Elgar, Britten and the premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony No.10 (Borromini)
short description LSO/Antonio Pappano with Janine Jansen – Peter Maxwell Davies, Brahms, Walton [LSO On Track, Guildhall School]
short description Royal Academy of Music opera double-bill – Dido and Aeneas … The Lighthouse
short description Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins with Jack Liebeck – Peter Maxwell Davies

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 Naxos Quartets 3 & 4
short description Otto Klemperer Orchestral Music
short description The Band of the Scots Guards: Bliss and Walton
short description New Recordings from MaxOpus
short description Naxos Quartets 1 & 2
short description Maggots and Mad Kings
short description Harrison Birtwistle
short description Peter Maxwell Davies Sacred Works
short description Goffredo Petrassi – Concertos for Orchestra/Pesko
short description The Birds of Rhiannon – Chandos

Features & Interviews

short description Edward Downes 1924-2009
short description Eight Songs for Aladdin Sane: Peter Maxwell Davies and David Bowie – Can those boys foxtrot!
short description Kings Place at King’s Cross
short description A Case For Classical Music, Old & New – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
short description Sir Charles Mackerras at 80 – Congratulations!
short description Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
short description Fraser Trainer (Proms 2005 – Week 3)
short description Denis Vaughan CAARE
short description Will Serious Music Become Extinct? – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture 2005
short description Feature Review: Max – A Mirror of Whitening Light / To the Max!

Classical News

Meurig Bowen Announces The 2008 Cheltenham Music Festival Programme
Cheltenham Music Festival 2007 Announced (6-21 July)
Wigmore Hall Announces Its 2007-2008 Season
Intermusica Sign Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
The Queen's Medal For Music Awarded to Bryn Terfel
Mozart and Shostakovich dominate Proms season
BBC Proms and The Guardian launch 2006 Young Composers competition
Shortlist for the BBC Radio 3 Listeners Award announced
Sir Charles Mackerras to receive the first Queen's Medal for Music
BBC Concert Orchestra signs Charles Hazlewood
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