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The latest New Year – 2017AD – has arrived...

I wish a Happy New Year to all Classical Source contributors, readers and personnel.

Here’s hoping for plenty of good and fascinating music during 2017 complemented by enlightened and stimulating comment, both from CS’s writers and our followers; no spam though, let's leave that to Monty Python!

Colin Anderson
The Classical Source
01 January 2017


Latest Concert & Opera Reviews

about this concert Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin – Brahms’s Haydn Variations, Smetana’s Bartered Bride Overture, Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony – Cho-Liang Lin plays Lalo Schifrin’s Tangos Concertantes [live webcast]
about this concert LSO – Simon Rattle conducts Ligeti’s Le grand macabre, directed by Peter Sellars
about this concert LSO Chamber Orchestra/Giovanni Antonini at Milton Court – J. S. Bach, W. F. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Telemann, Haydn 49
about this concert London Philharmonic Orchestra/Manfred Honeck with Ray Chen – Brahms – Violin Concerto & Symphony 1
about this concert The Royal Opera – George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, conducted by the composer, directed by Katie Mitchell, with Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan, Iestyn Davies, Mark Padmore & Victoria Simmonds

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Latest CD & DVD Reviews

about this cd/dvd Kirill Gerstein plays Liszt’s Transcendental Studies [Myrios Classics]
about this cd/dvd Pavel Kolesnikov plays Chopin’s Mazurkas [Hyperion]
about this cd/dvd Schumann Lieder – Frauenliebe und -leben & Dichterliebe – Alice Coote & Christian Blackshaw [Wigmore Hall Live]
about this cd/dvd Martyn Brabbins conducts Elgar – In the South & Enigma Variations, and other pieces [BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Hyperion]
about this cd/dvd Lucas Debargue live at Salle Cortot – Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Grieg, Schubert [Sony Classical]

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Latest Features

about this feature Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2016-17: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette – Vittorio Grigolo & Diana Damrau; conducted by Gianandrea Noseda [Showing on Saturday January 21]
about this feature Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2016-17: Verdi’s Nabucco – Plácido Domingo, Liudmyla Monastyrska; conducted by James Levine [Showing on Saturday January 7]
about this feature Feature CD Review: Meloclassic Pianists – Wilhelm Backhaus, Iso Elinson, Jacqueline Eymar, Marian Filar, Jacob Gimpel, Lélia Gousseau, Poldi Mildner, André Tchaikowsky, Friedrich Wührer – Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann...
about this feature Metropolitan Opera Live HD Broadcasts 2016-17: Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin – Eric Owens, Susanna Phillips, Tamara Mumford; conducted by Susanna Mälkki [Showing on Saturday December 10]
about this feature Feature Review – BBC Symphony Orchestra – Total Immersion: Richard Rodney Bennett [Barbican Centre, 27 November 2016]

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