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Concert Reviews

short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage & Enigma Variations – Piotr Anderszewski plays Mozart K491
short description London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra – Stravinsky – Vladimir Jurowski conducts Aldous Huxley Variations & Threni, and Berio’s Sinfonia with The Swingles
short description Nash Ensemble & Roderick Williams at Wigmore Hall – German Romantics – Bruch, Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn
short description Sibelius Birthday Concert from Helsinki – Finlandia, Nightride and Sunrise – Helsinki Philharmonic/Lawrence Renes with Ari Vilhjálmsson – Jaakko Kuusisto, Janáček [live webcast]
short description Mitsuko Uchida plays Schubert Piano Sonatas at Royal Festival Hall – 2 – D537, D840, D960
short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier & Alpine Symphony – Sophie Bevan sings Four Last Songs
short description Endellion String Quartet & Friends at Wigmore Hall – Bach, Mozart, Barber, Beethoven – Celebrating Neil Black
short description New York Philharmonic/Jaap van Zweden with Matthias Goerne
short description London Philharmonic Orchestra – Vladimir Jurowski conducts Freischütz & Bruckner 2 – Alena Baeva plays Tchaikovsky
short description Mitsuko Uchida plays Schubert Piano Sonatas at Royal Festival Hall – 1 – D568, D784, D959

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 8: Bournemouth Symphony
short description Prom 7: Barcelona Symphony
short description Prom 6: Late-night Handel
short description Prom 5: Flicka’s Proms Debut
short description PCM 1: Fatuous Façade or No More Nonsense Please Edith
short description Prom 4: The Colour Purple
short description Prom 2: In (nearly) the Beginning
short description Opening Night: Spanish Fiesta & Pagan Feast
short description Leonard Slatkin introduces his concerts in Proms 2002
short description Proms 2002 - A personal introduction by the editor

CD Reviews

short description Liszt – The Complete Songs, Volume 5 – Allan Clayton & Julius Drake [Hyperion]
short description Antoine de Févin – Missa Ave Maria & Missa Salve sancta parens – The Brabant Ensemble/Stephen Rice [Hyperion]
short description Bach – Benjamin Appl & Concerto Köln [Sony Classical]
short description Andrew Davis conducts Edward Elgar – The Music Makers & The Spirit of England – BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra [Chandos]
short description Heinz Holliger conducts Schubert – Symphony 9 & Die Zauberharfe [Basel Chamber Orchestra; Sony Classical]
short description A Walk with Ivor Gurney – Tenebrae/Nigel Short, Aurora Orchestra, Sarah Connolly, Simon Callow [Signum Classics]
short description John Wilson conducts Copland Orchestral Works 4 – Symphony 3, Connotations [BBC Philharmonic; Chandos]
short description Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos, Volume 1 – Concertos 1, 2 & 4 – Louis Lortie/BBC Philharmonic/Edward Gardner [Chandos]
short description Leslie Howard – Liszt – New Discoveries Volume 4: Rêves et fantaisies [Hyperion]
short description JoAnn Falletta conducts Franz Schreker [Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Naxos]

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: Verdi’s La traviata [Showing on December 15]
short description Countdown to Christmas (Boxes) and into 2019... – 2: Rafael Kubelík, Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon
short description Countdown to Christmas (Boxes) and into 2019... – 1: George Szell, Complete Columbia Album Collection
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra Total Immersion: In Remembrance World War I, including Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie [November 10 & 11]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Nico Muhly’s Marnie [Showing on November 10]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Puccini’s La fanciulla del West [Showing on October 27]
short description Montserrat Caballé – 12 April 1933-6 October 2018
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila [Showing on October 20]
short description The Power and the Glory – Kenneth Woods & English Symphony Orchestra, with Roman Kosyakov [Concert of Schumann, Sibelius and Liszt, 7 October 2018]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Verdi’s Aida with Anna Netrebko [Showing on October 6]

Classical News

Musikfest Berlin 2019: Three orchestras from London will present works by Hector Berlioz, Olivier Messiaen, Louis Andriessen, Olga Neuwirth and others
Special exhibition and concert celebrates over 1,000 intimate musician portraits by Milein Cosman at Royal College of Music Museum
Stephanie Blythe to Succeed Dawn Upshaw at Bard
Osmo Vänskä Will Leave the Minnesota Orchestra
A Celebration Fit for a Prince: RWCMD’s Royal Performance for His Royal Highness
Joyce DiDonato
Max Richter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Mary Queen of Scots
Zubin Mehta will conduct Otello at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden and in Berlin in April 2019 stepping in for Daniele Gatti
Roland Kluttig to become principal conductor of the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra and Graz Opera from 2020/21
Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic celebrate acclaimed Norwegian orchestra’s centenary year with major UK tour (6-10 March 2019)
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