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Concert Reviews

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
short description Philharmonia Orchestra Music of Today – 6 February

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 35: New York: Sound of a City
short description Prom 33: BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra – Richard Farnes conducts Phoenix Rising & German Requiem
short description Proms at ... Cadogan Hall 4/Proms Chamber Music – Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton
short description Prom 32: Inside Shostakovich – Piano Concerto 2, Symphony 9 – Denis Kozhukhin, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon
short description Prom 31: Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vänskä – Candide Overture & Ives 2 – Inon Barnatan plays Gershwin
short description Proms 29 & 30: The Brandenburg Project – Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos & six UK premieres, from Turnage, Hillborg, Caine, Neuwirth, Dean, and Mackey – Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
short description Prom 28: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/George Benjamin – Night on Bare Mountain, Dance Figures, Lontano, La mer – Tamara Stefanovich plays Ravel’s Left-hand Piano Concerto
short description Proms at … Lincoln Drill Hall: Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale
short description Prom 27: Folk Music around Britain and Ireland
short description Prom 25: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Vedernikov – Summer Night in Madrid & The Nutcracker – Miloš Karadaglić gives premiere of Joby Talbot’s Ink Dark Moon

CD Reviews

short description Kenneth Woods’s orchestration of Brahms’s Piano Quartet Opus 26 [English Symphony Orchestra; Nimbus Alliance]
short description Mark Elder conducts Wagner’s Das Rheingold [Hallé]
short description Stephen Dodgson String Trios & Solo Pieces – Karolos [Naxos]
short description The Lily & the Rose – Binchois Consort/Andrew Kirkman [Hyperion]
short description Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Orchestral Works Volume 2 – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/John Wilson, with Howard McGill in Concerto for Stan Getz [Chandos]
short description Royal String Quartet plays James MacMillan [Hyperion]
short description LSO Live – Valery Gergiev conducts Rachmaninov & Balakirev
short description Come to Me in My Dreams – Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton [Chandos]
short description Benjamin Zander discusses and conducts Beethoven’s Choral Symphony – Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra [Brattle Media]
short description Günter Wand conducts Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies [NDR; RCA Red Seal]

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 William Bolcom at Eighty, and in London June 1 & 2
short description May 2018 releases from Calliope and Indésens – Debussy, Mozart, Ravel, Szymanowski, and Modern Piano Recital
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Massenet’s Cendrillon [Showing on April 28]
short description Feature Review: International Spring Orchestra Festival, Malta – Rising Stars I, II – Jean-Marc Fabri, Francis James Camilleri, Daniel Zak Borg, Daphne Delicata
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Verdi’s Luisa Miller [Showing on April 14]
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Mozart’s Così fan tutte [Showing on March 31]
short description New World Symphony in Florida: Michael Tilson Thomas, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jeannette Sorrell [February & March 2018]
short description Feature Review: Speakers Corner, Tacet and Analogphonic LPs – Brahms/Dvořák/Reiner, Vivaldi/Daskalakis, Mendelssohn/Haendel/Martzy/Müller-Kray, Brahms/Martzy/Wand, Paganini/Ricci, Milstein, Sarasate/Campoli, Bartók/Julliard, Bartók/Stern/Bernstein...
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2017-18: Rossini’s Semiramide [Showing on March 10]
short description In praise of Philip Sawyers’s Violin Concerto

Classical News

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]
Cecilia Bartoli & Decca
Free DSO Community Concerts
Chinese Arms Firm May Buy Steinway
Royal Concertgebouw Names Gatti Replacements
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