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Concert Reviews

short description Orchestra of the Capella/Matthew Taylor in Saint Petersburg – William Alwyn & David Matthews – Efi Christodoulou plays Taylor world premiere [British Music Festival]
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Maida Vale Studio Concert – Garry Walker conducts Sally Beamish's A Cage of Doves, Matthew Taylor's Viola Concerto (with Sarah-Jane Bradley), Malcolm Hayes's Byzantium and Liza Lim's Flying Banner
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Long Yu with Li-Wei Qin – Cockaigne, Reflet d’un temps disparu, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured, Haydn’s London Symphony
short description Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert – LSO/Robin Ticciati – Enigma Variations – Maxim Vengerov plays Tchaikovsky
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jakub Hrůša – The Cunning Little Vixen & Scheherazade – James Crabb plays The Tiniest House of Time
short description An Orkney Symphony – The Magnetic North at Purcell Room
short description The Lighthouse [English Touring Opera at Linbury Studio Theatre]
short description Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko – Ninth Symphonies by Peter Maxwell Davies & Beethoven
short description Graham Fitkin & London Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall – Track to Track
short description Nash Inventions at Wigmore Hall

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 Peter Dickinson Orchestral Works – BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Clark Rundell [Heritage]
short description British Music – Sir Charles Groves – Delius, Elgar, Holst, Vaughan Williams, Walton... [Warner Classics]
short description Taverner
short description Naxos Quartets 9 & 10
short description Lyrita – Alexander Goehr
short description Britannia – Atlanta Symphony/Donald Runnicles
short description Naxos Quartets 7 & 8
short description Maxwell Davies’s Second Fantasia on John Taverner’s In Nomine
short description Naxos Quartets 5 & 6
short description Some CD & DVD Christmas Present Suggestions

Features & Interviews

short description Ancient and modern: one day at Aldeburgh [10 June 2017]
short description Max – A Celebration
short description David Bowie (1947-2016) – forever crossing-over to the other side
short description Edward Greenfield’s Portrait Gallery [book review]
short description Feature Report – XI Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition [15-23 March 2013]
short description Interview with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – Kommilitonen! – Royal Academy of Music [18-25 March 2011]
short description Interview with Thomas Hyde [Premiere of his String Quartet – Kings Place, London, on 28 February 2010]
short description Feature Review – Miraculous Logic: The Music of Jean Sibelius [London Philharmonic/Osmo Vänskä]
short description Feature Review – Total Immersion: Hans Werner Henze [BBC Symphony Orchestra, 16 January 2010]
short description Feature Review: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies – The Ten Naxos Quartets

Classical News

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
Queen Elizabeth II to Present New Award for Music
The Music Programming Looks as Daring as the Architecture -- Norman Foster's Sage Centre Wows Northeastern England
A Baton Is Passed in Tokyo: Vladimir Ashkenazy Assumes Music Director Post at NHK Symphony
Peter Maxwell Davies Attacks Scottish Government's 'Absolute Ignorance' of the Arts
BBC Announces Wide-Ranging Season of Proms -- From Elgar to Biber, Jan·cek to Period-Instrument Wagner
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