A Nonconformist Mahler Symphony Makes a Memorable Season Closer

22/05/2018

Mahler: Oregon Symphony Orchestra / Carlos Kalmar (conductor), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, 19.5.2018. (ZC) Read more

A Rewarding Recital of Venetian Music

22/05/2018

Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Kapsberger: Sara Mingardo, Francesca Biliotti (contraltos), Giovanni Bellini (theorbo), Giorgio Dal Monte (harpsichord), Wigmore Hall, London 21.5.2018. (CC) Read more

Huw Warren Quartet Presents Rewarding Musical Response to Dylan Thomas

22/05/2018

Huw Warren Quartet, Do not go gentle: Huw Warren (piano), Iain Ballamy (tenor sax), Steve Watts (bass), Martin France (drums). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 12.5.2018. (GPu)

Huw Warren (c) Tim Dickeson

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After a Buttoned-Up Start, Beethoven’s Ninth Reaches Transcendence

22/05/2018

Beethoven: Erin Wall (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Norbert Ernst (tenor), Dashon Burton (bass-baritone), Cleveland Orchestra Chorus/Lisa Wong (director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 17.5.2018. (MSJ)

Erin Wall, Jennifer Johnston, Norbert Ernst & Dashon Burton (c) Ken Blaze

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A Mass for a Deeply Dispiriting Time

22/05/2018

 Bernstein, Mass: Kevin Vortman (tenor), May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Youth Chorus, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Robert Porco (conductor), Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio. 19.5.2018. (RDA)

Kevin Vortman (the Celebrant) (c) CSO

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Exemplary Teamwork in Missa solemnis

21/05/2018

Beethoven: Camilla Tilling (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor) Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 20.5.2018. (AS) Read more

Paul Lewis’s Haydn-Brahms Project Takes a Step Forward

21/05/2018

Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Paul Lewis (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 13.5.2018. (GN)

Paul Lewis © Eric Manas

Paul Lewis © Eric Manas

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Ashkenazy Presents Prokofiev Rarities

21/05/2018

Prokofiev: Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Crouch End Festival Chorus, students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, students of the Royal Academy of Music, Aidan Oliver (voice of Lenin), Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra /Vladimir Ashkenazy, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 18.5.2018. (PCG) Read more

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