Orchestrally Revelatory Performances of Strauss and Mahler by the LSO

14/12/2017

Strauss and Mahler: Simon O’Neill (tenor), Christian Gerhaher (baritone), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 13.12.2017. (JPr) Read more

A Christmas Gift, Coupled with a Timeless Gem

14/12/2017

Eric Benjamin, Beethoven: Canton Symphony Chorus, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz (conductor) / Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Canton Symphony Orchestra, Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, 3.12.2017. (TW) Read more

An Absorbing Winter Journey with Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida

13/12/2017

Schubert: Mark Padmore (tenor), Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.12.2017. (CC) Read more

Otaka’s All-Elgar Programme in Cardiff

13/12/2017

Elgar: Claudia Huckle (contralto), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Tadaaki Otaka (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 11.12.2017. (PCG) Read more

Nadine Sierra – The Jewel of the 2017 Richard Tucker Gala

12/12/2017

2017 Richard Tucker Gala: Various soloists, New York Choral Society, Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 10.12.2017. (RP)

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Nadine Sierra during the Richard Tucker Gala (c) Dario Acosta

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Enchantments (Except for Brahms) from Mikko Franck and Cleveland Orchestra

12/12/2017

Julian Anderson, Mozart, Brahms: Richard Goode (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Mikko Franck (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 7.12.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Classics and a World Premiere from Orpheus

12/12/2017

Handel, Shostakovich, Shuying Li, Stravinsky: Truls Mørk (cello), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York City. 2.12.2017. (DS) Read more

The BBCSO Present a Fascinating and Rewarding Portrait of Esa-Pekka Salonen as Composer

12/12/2017

Total Immersion: Esa-Pekka Salonen: Various artists. Barbican Centre, and Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 10.12.2017. (CC)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo (conductor) & BBCSO (c) Ellis O’Brien

This was an unmissable opportunity to experience the ‘other’ side of Esa-Pekka Salonen, so beloved of London audiences via his conducting activities with the Philharmonia Orchestra (most recently a wonderful Mahler Ninth). He did not raise a baton on this particular day, however: it was all about Salonen’s own music. Read more

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