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Concert Reviews

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
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion – New from the North – John Storgårds conducts the final concert including Per Nørgård’s Eighth Symphony and Magnus Lindberg's Era

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 Max
short description Music of Today
short description Public Culture, Private Passions
short description South Bank Centre and Associates Scoop RPS Music Awards
short description Hugh Wood at 70 – Bill Newman interviews the composer
short description Required Rehandling - an interview with Alexander Goehr
short description “I speak directly to myself”
short description Harry’s Progress
short description The Final Frontier (Max's Ultimate Symphony)
short description The Royal Festival Hall – 50 Glorious Years

Classical News

Sir Antonio Pappano
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group celebrates its 30th anniversary with a month of concerts in September
St John's Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season
The Queen's Medal for Music 2016 / Nicola Benedetti
BBC Singers announce Sofi Jeannin as new Chief Conductor
Oliver Knussen CBE awarded the ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award 2016
The Guildhall School of Music & Drama announces its summer 2017 season
Edinburgh International Festival 2017 Programme Announced
Liverpool Philharmonic is delighted to announce 22-year-old Liverpool-born Richard Miller as the winner of its second, annual Christopher Brooks Composition Prize in association with The Rushworth Foundation
MAX: A CELEBRATION – Official memorial for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies to take place at St John’s Smith Square on 27 June, including a Maxwell Davies world premiere
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