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The annual pleasures of “Mostly Mozart” arrive at the Barbican Centre from 8 July. Heading the first weekend is Sir Neville Marriner… Sir Neville Marriner is delightful company as we...
A report from the 2005 Risor Festival of Chamber Music, 28 June-3 July 2005 “I would rather have a smaller festival,” Lars Anders Tomter said. He is one of the...
British-born Jonathan Nott is Principal Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of Ensemble Intercontemporain. With the Bamberg Symphony he records for Tudor, and will lead the...
Violinist Anthony Marwood is stepping on stage as an actor, too, in Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale… Anthony Marwood is about to prove that the devil has the best tunes. Cue...
Last November the Royal Academy of Music mounted a memorable production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a showcase for its Opera Course and the young singers participating. The wisdom and...
Nearing a half-century of existence, the Kensington Symphony Orchestra ends its current season with a tantalising coupling of very different symphonies: Sibelius No. 6, a polyphonic masterpiece that is cool...
The curtain is nearly closed on the Royal Festival Hall before refurbishment. Two of the last artists to appear in the present Hall pass some comments on the existing and...
On Sunday 5 June in the Barbican, Marin Alsop conducts a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Here she discusses the work and its composer… Leonard Bernstein’s Mass is a weird...
American composer and pianist William Bolcom hits London on 1 June to join his colleagues Lowell Liebermann and Ned Rorem to perform with soprano Carole Farley at Wigmore Hall …...
Composer and pianist Huw Watkins has composed the last of the four LSO commissions for its principal players; London Concerto is for bassoon, violin and harp… As I sit down...
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