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Concert Reviews

short description Haydn: The Creative Genius – 14 Feb
short description By George! In Miniature (13 Feb)
short description Berlioz Requiem – New York Philharmonic (12 Feb)
short description Philharmonia Orchestra German Romantics III – 11 Feb
short description Les Troyens – Metropolitan Opera (10 Feb)
short description LSO/Krivine – 9 Feb
short description Max’s Voyage to Fair Isle – 8 Feb
short description Pure Pärt v Stultifyingly Sanctimonious Sellars under Capacious Kapoor – 7 Feb
short description CBSO/Oramo – The Crazed Moon (6 February)
short description Philharmonia Orchestra German Romantics II – 6 February

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 19: Ten Pieces Prom – I
short description Prom 20: Ten Pieces Prom – II
short description Prom 18: MusicAeterna/Teodor Currentzis – Beethoven 2 & 5
short description Prom 17: BBCNOW/Martyn Brabbins – Parry 5, Holst’s Ode to Death, Vaughan Williams’s Pastoral Symphony – Tai Murray plays The Lark Ascending
short description Prom 16: Hallé/Mark Elder – Wagner, Debussy, Stravinsky
short description Prom 15: BBC Philharmonic/Ben Gernon – What Did We See? & Brahms 2 – Paul Lewis plays Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
short description Prom 14: BBC Philharmonic/John Storgårds, with Elizabeth Watts & Louis Lortie – Wagner's Mastersingers, Schubert/Liszt Songs & Wanderer, Zimmermann & Sibelius Symphonies
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 2/Proms Chamber Music – Jean Rondeau
short description Prom 12: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Karina Canellakis – Coriolan, Spiral, Symphonic Dances – Alisa Weilerstein plays Shostakovich
short description Prom 13: Pioneers of Sound

CD Reviews

short description Volodos plays Schubert on Sony Classical
short description Ancerl and the Czech Philharmonic on DG
short description Saint-Saëns's Piano Concertos
short description Plowright plays Stojowski on Hyperion
short description Sawallisch Schumann The Four Symphonies
short description Schurmann on Chandos
short description Pletnev and the RNO play Shchedrin on DG
short description Knappertsbusch and the VPO on Decca
short description Schnittke on Hyperion
short description Jill Crossland - Goldberg Variations

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 A few memories of Oliver Knussen: 12 June 1952–8 July 2018
short description Glasperlenspiel Music Festival 2018
short description A Tanglewood Diary, 6-15 July 2018 – Andris Nelsons conducts Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial
short description Understanding Lenny through his Music, by Leonard Slatkin
short description Aldeburgh Festival 2018 – A postscript – New music for piano from Philip Cashian & Harrison Birtwistle
short description How Shostakovich Changed My Mind, by Stephen Johnson [book review]
short description Feature Review – English Haydn Festival 2018 [June 6-10]
short description Feature Review: Beethoven's Nine Symphonies on LP – Berliner Philharmoniker/Simon Rattle
short description Aldeburgh Festival 2018 – June 9, An Aldeburgh Aperitif – Orsino Ensemble and Phantasm
short description Feature Review: Britten, Bernstein and America – two concerts with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/John Wilson at Aldeburgh Festival 2018 – Robert Murray, James Horan, Mark O’Keeffe, Cédric Tiberghien, Pavel Kolesnikov, Claire Chase [June 8 & 9]

Classical News

Three Smart Women Moving on Up the Ladder
French Orchestras Question Gatti's Instant Firing
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Brit Breakthrough Award
Aretha Franklin dies aged 76
V&A Dundee
Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic
American Classical Music Hall of Fame Inducts Tanglewood
Stars announced for Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall
Donald Hunt dies aged 88
Benjamin Appl, Bach, Sony Classical [September 7 release]
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