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Some twelve years ago I reviewed a Music & Arts box featuring Arturo Toscanini’s celebrated 1939 cycle of Beethoven’s Symphonies – all bar the ‘Choral’ recorded at Studio 8H –...
Wednesday 5 June-Saturday 9 June, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England For a quarter of a century the English Haydn Festival has used the deconsecrated St Leonard’s Church in Bridgnorth as the principal...
Three concerts in two days provided a brief glimpse of this year’s Aldeburgh Festival and a welcome chance to catch up with one of its artists-in-residence, Thomas Larcher. On Monday...
Swaledale plays host to one of England’s most northerly festivals. Turn left off the A1 near Richmond and the villages of Grinton, Gunnerside and Reeth (there’s even a Crackpot) appear...
With Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra in the final, an unprecedented amount of prize money on the table – US$150,000 to the winner – and, endeavouring to refute charges...
One of America’s great movie actresses and singers, Doris Day has died from pneumonia at the age of ninety-seven. Born Doris Ann Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, to music teacher William...
The Classical Source once again brings you a handy guide to all ten of the Metropolitan Opera productions included in this season’s international broadcast series. #10: Dialogues des Carmélites Who...
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Grand Salon, National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta, Malta Monday-Wednesday, April 29-May 1, 2019 Palazzo de La Salle, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta, Malta Four concerts, four...
Belfast-born Heather Harper was a confident, versatile creamy-voiced soprano who was a regular feature of UK musical life for some four decades and who then continued to pass on her...
Claudio Abbado’s Final Concert with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream – Overture, Op.21 & Incidental Muisc, Op.61; I: Scherzo; III: Song with Chorus “You spotted snakes...
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