Reviews of live performances

11951 1
Sir Andrew Davis currently serves as music director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His appearances in New York are few and...
11946 1
It was a good start. Philip Glass’s Overture for 2012 was commissioned jointly by the Baltimore and Toronto Symphony Orchestras to celebrate the 200th-anniversary of the war of 1812 against...
11942 1
It’s nearly a year since Amanda McBroom first appeared at The Crazy Coqs, and how good it is to welcome again her remarkable talent as she returns with not only...
11941 1
How should a conductor approach Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ Symphony? Some see it as a frothy pastiche, an exercise in pert virtuosity. But the composer used Haydn as his model, and the...
11940 1
At the age of 24 Federico Colli took First Prize at the 2012 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition; on the evidence of this Southbank Centre International Piano Series recital, rightly so....
11934 1
If in terms of the stopwatch this was a ‘short’ concert, with 70 minutes of music (25/45), then quality was put before quantity, the evening proving to be a perfect...
11935 1
In its eight years of existence, These New Puritans has pursued a singular and unpredictable yet also methodical course from the oblique take on dance and new-wave idioms with Beat...
11933 1
The C. P. E. Bach tercentenary was further distinguished by this programme of vocal and instrumental music from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, its Principal Conductor Kirill Karabits and the BBC...
11932 1
I doubt whether many in the capacity audience had gathered primarily to hear Photoptosis by Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-70), one of his last works, from 1968, a “study in instrumental...
11931 1
For their second week-long residency at The Crazy Coqs, Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe have assembled a programme celebrating Paris in Spring, interspersing classics from Charles Trenet and Jacques Brel...
11930 1
The Royal Ballet has another hit on its hands in the form of Christopher Wheelson’s new The Winter’s Tale. After the successes of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the same...
11927 1
The second instalment of Bohemian Legends brought a real sense of occasion and proved that, given enthusiastic advocacy, imaginative programming can create audiences. When was the last time we heard...
11922 1
In between the second LSO Scriabin concert, three nights previously, and this one, Valery Gergiev had nipped over to New York and on Friday evening conducted Richard Strauss with the...
11929 1
Stepping in for an indisposed Lorin Maazel (Valery Gergiev had done so the night before), Fabio Luisi had only one rehearsal on the morning of this Munich Philharmonic concert to...
11925 1
Apart from Damn Yankees, you would be hard pressed to think of a stage musical with a sporting background, save Cricket, which Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote for...
11924 1
Having performed The Dream of Gerontius a few days previously, Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra followed on with The Apostles (1900-03) the first in a projected trilogy of...
11923 1
Part of the attraction of this London Philharmonic concert was the building of a coherent programme around the world premiere of Henryk Górecki’s Fourth Symphony – its Tansman connection reflected...
11928 1
In October 2000, the Cleveland Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnányi, then its music director, opened the Carnegie Hall season with a gala concert that paired Brahms's Second Piano Concerto (with...
11920 1
Bohemian Legends is the title of a trio of Philharmonia Orchestra concerts focussing on three Czech composers whose personal as well as professional connections gave rise to a musical life...
11917 1
Not so long ago a concert of music by Scriabin and Messiaen would have ensured a poor audience response, but it was gratifying to see a near-full-house for this, the...
Share This