Click here to Log in / Become a member  
Classical News

Latest Reader Comments
Opera all the way – The Classical Source takes to the stage

This coming Monday and Tuesday (November 3 & 4) finds The Classical Source reviewing six operas in two days. First up is a foursome of Idomeneo, Boris Godunov, The Cunning Peasant (a rarity by Dvořák) and La bohème. And on Tuesday, The Left-Hander (a recent work by Rodion Shchedrin) and Les Martyrs rub shoulders. The latter, by Donizetti, is the latest project for Opera Rara. So, our reviewers will be out in force ... reporting on their theatrical experiences. Tune into The Classical Source to find out what they think...

Oh, and at the end of the week we will be at Chelsea Opera Group’s presentation of Jacopo Foroni's Cristina, regina di Svezia. Maybe it will be Lucky Seven in total. In any case, we carry on, and the following week includes Metropolitan Opera’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. No stage-fright for Classical Source!

Colin Anderson
The Classical Source
1 November 2014


Latest Concert & Opera Reviews

about this concert LSO/Bernard Haitink – Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune & Brahms 4 – Mitsuko Uchida plays Mozart K482
about this concert Philharmonia Orchestra/Tugan Sokhiev – Coriolan & Fantastic Symphony – Khatia Buniatishvili plays Liszt
about this concert Rachmaninoff Inside Out – London Philharmonic/Vassily Sinaisky with Pavel Kolesnikov – Piano Concerto No.3 & Symphony No.2
about this concert Arcadi Volodos at Royal Festival Hall – Schubert, Brahms, Schumann
about this concert Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra/Pinchas Zukerman – Erbarme dich, A Ballad of Canada, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony

| more |

Latest CD & DVD Reviews

about this cd/dvd Alan Gilbert conducts Carl Nielsen’s First and Inextinguishable Symphonies [New York Philharmonic; Dacapo]
about this cd/dvd Georg Solti conducts Beethoven’s Missa solemnis [London Philharmonic own label]
about this cd/dvd Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.3 & Scottish Fantasy – Jack Liebeck with BBC Scottish SO & Martyn Brabbins [Hyperion: The Romantic Violin Concerto – 17]
about this cd/dvd Unsuk Chin – Piano Concerto, Cello Concerto, Šu – Sunwook Kim, Alban Gerhardt, Wu Wei, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra/Myung-Whun Chung [Deutsche Grammophon]
about this cd/dvd Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concertos, La muse et le poète, Allegro appassionato, Le cygne – Natalie Clein with Antje Weithaas, BBC Scottish SO & Andrew Manze [Hyperion: The Romantic Cello Concerto – 5]

| more |

Latest Features

about this feature Leonard Slatkin @ 70 Celebration at New York’s SubCulture
about this feature Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2014-15: Bizet’s Carmen with Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ildar Abdrazakov & Anita Hartig [Showing on Saturday November 1]
about this feature Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2014-15: Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with Ildar Abdrazakov, Peter Mattei, Marlis Petersen, Amanda Majeski and Isabel Leonard ["It's about sex", says Richard Eyre: Showing on Saturday October 18]
about this feature Interview with Sakari Oramo – Carl Nielsen’s Six Symphonies performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra – “It will illuminate Nielsen’s relation to things that happened in music around him and will take him out of his isolation as a Danish maverick...”
about this feature Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2014-15: Verdi’s Macbeth with Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Rene Pape & Joseph Calleja [Showing on Saturday October 11]

| more |

Why Donate?    
The Classical Source needs reviewers