A pretty special evening from Steven Osborne at the Lammermuir Festival

19/09/2019

Lammermuir Festival 2019 [1] – Beethoven: Steven Osborne (piano), Dunbar Parish Church, Dunbar, 17.9.2019. (SRT)

Steven Osborne (c) Robin Mitchell

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An ambitious programme, superbly performed, launches the LSO’s 2019/20 season  

17/09/2019

Emily Howard, Colin Matthews, Walton: Leila Josefowicz (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), 14.9.2019. (CC)

Leila Josefowicz (violin), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & the LSO
(c) Mark Allan

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NEW! 2019 Autumn English Music Festival from 27 to 29 September

17/09/2019

2019 AUTUMN ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – AYSGARTH, NORTH YORKSHIRE

This year’s Northern complement to the Dorchester-on-Thames English Music Festival takes place once more in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, Leyburn DL8 3SR near the famous Falls. The programme over the weekend of 27-29 September 2019 is again confined (and ‘confined’ that is not really the word) to chamber music events. Read more

Ear-stretching music-making across three different centuries from Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth

17/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [10] – Rameau, Lachenmann, and Berlioz: Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Les Siècles / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2019. (MB)

Tabea Zimmermann (viola), François-Xavier Roth (conductor) & Les Siècles
© Monika Karczmarczyk

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Elaine McKrill and Jonathan Stoughton impress in Saffron Opera Group’s exciting and engrossing Tristan und Isolde

16/09/2019

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (concert performance): Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 15.9.2019. (JPr)

(l-r) Elaine McKrill (Isolde), Michael Thorne (conductor) & Jonathan Stoughton (Tristan)
with the Saffron Opera Group Orchestra (c) Roger King

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The Junge Deutsche Philharmonie excel in Lachenmann and Strauss

16/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [9] – Lachenmann and Strauss: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman [violins], John Pickford Richards [viola], Jay Campbell [cello]), Junge Deutsche Philharmonie / Jonathan Nott (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2019 (MB) Read more

Messiaen’s magnificent music, magnificently performed by Rattle and the LSO

16/09/2019

Messiaen: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 15.9.2019. (CC)

Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) and the LSO (c) Mark Allan

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The BBC Proms 2019 ended with a unique, seldom experienced atmosphere at the Last Night

16/09/2019

BBC Prom 75 – Last Night of the Proms: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano). BBC Singers. BBC Symphony Chorus. BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.9.2019. (MMB)

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) at the Last Night of the Proms (c) Chris Christodoulou

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