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Concert Reviews

short description Chelsea Opera Group at Queen Elizabeth Hall – Boito’s Mefistofele
short description Philharmonia Orchestra – Douglas Boyd conducts Figaro Overture & Schubert’s Great C-major Symphony – Jonathan Biss plays Mozart Piano Concerto K453
short description Berliner Philharmoniker – Simon Rattle conducts My Melodies & Schumann 2 [live webcast]
short description Detroit Symphony Orchestra – Mark Wigglesworth conducts Walk to the Paradise Garden & Vaughan Williams 5 – Simone Lamsma plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto [live webcast]
short description Bell, Denk, Isserlis & Ridout at Wigmore Hall – Fauré & Schumann
short description London Philharmonic Orchestra – Edward Gardner conducts Egmont Overture & Mahler 1 – Kian Soltani plays Elgar’s Cello Concerto
short description Palm Beach Opera – Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus – Emily Blair, Diana Newman, Stephanie Blythe, Jack Swanson, Tobias Greenhalgh & Zach Borichevsky; directed by Dona D. Vaughn; conducted by David Stern
short description LSO – Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler 4 – Isabelle Faust plays Dvořák’s Violin Concerto [concert two, March 21]
short description Wigmore Hall – Christoph Prégardien, Pentaèdre & Joseph Petrič perform Normand Forget’s arrangement of Schubert’s Winterreise
short description BCMG Murmurs with Wu Wei on sheng

BBC Proms Reviews

short description Prom 41: BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra – Edward Gardner conducts Pour les funérailles d'un soldat and Dona nobis pacem – Jean-Guihen Queyras plays Elgar
short description Prom 40: Joshua Bell & ASMF – Dream & Lament, Saint-Saëns & Beethoven
short description Prom 38: John Wilson conducts Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story [performance 1]
short description Prom 39: John Wilson conducts Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story [performance 2]
short description Prom 37: Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Antonio Pappano – Representation of Chaos, Jeremiah Symphony, Mahler 1
short description Prom 36: Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen – Webern’s Opus 10 & Mahler 10’s Adagio, and Act I of Die Walküre
short description Prom 34: BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena – Walton, Copland, Britten, Barber – Sally Matthews sings Les Illuminations & Antony and Cleopatra
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

CD Reviews

short description Mozart – The Six String Quintets – Klenke Quartett & Harald Schoneweg [Accentus Music]
short description Paavo Järvi conducts Sibelius – The Seven Symphonies – Orchestre de Paris [RCA Red Seal]
short description Amici Voices – Johann Sebastian Bach [Hyperion]
short description Maurizio Pollini plays Chopin – Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Berceuse, B-minor Sonata [Deutsche Grammophon]
short description Leonard Slatkin conducts Aaron Copland – Grohg | Billy the Kid – Detroit Symphony Orchestra [Naxos]
short description Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Robert Schumann [Chandos]
short description Tasmin Little & John Lenehan – Music by Amy Beach, Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth for violin and piano [Chandos]
short description David Hackbridge Johnson Orchestral Music, Volume Two – Symphonies 10 & 13 – Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Paul Mann [Toccata Classics]
short description Martyn Brabbins conducts Michael Tippett – Symphonies 3, 4 & in B-flat – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with Rachel Nicholls [Hyperion]
short description Stephen Farr plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chorale Partitas [Resonus]

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 Edward Clark interviews Paavo Järvi regarding his Sibelius Symphony Cycle with Orchestre de Paris for RCA Red Seal
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Wagner’s Die Walküre [Showing on March 30]
short description Hector Berlioz: he died 150 years ago, on 8 March 1869 – a few personal messages – from Anderson to Woods, via Cowan, Falletta, JEG, Matthew-Walker, Orga, Rouse, Slatkin, and others
short description BBC Symphony Orchestra – Total Immersion: György Ligeti – All events up to 5 p.m. [2 March 2019]
short description Hilde Zadek – 15 December 1917-21 February 2019 – An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment [Showing on March 2]
short description Wilma Lipp – 26 April 1925-26 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2018-19: Bizet’s Carmen [Showing on February 2]
short description Theo Adam – 1 August 1926-10 January 2019: An appreciation by Alexander Campbell
short description John Joubert: A composer for today and tomorrow – An appreciation by Kenneth Woods

Classical News

Scott Walker dies aged 76
New sub-label for Resonus Classics announced as home of Alamire
Victor Hochhauser dies aged 95
Sequeira Costa dies aged 89
Ludovico Einaudi
The Royal Opera presents Henze’s astonishing final opera Phaedra
Opera Rara release the world première recording of Donizetti's L'Ange de Nisida today
Andrew Lloyd Webber is 71 today
Stephen Sondheim is 89 today
2019 Elgar Festival will Celebrate Centenary of the Composer's Cello Concerto
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