A Weekend Spanning Five Centuries of (Mostly) English Music

27/11/2018

Purcell, Handel, Tippett, Britten: 17 & 18.11.2018. (BJ) Read more

NEW! Iain Farrington’s Mahler Piano Series was an Extraordinary Marathon

27/11/2018

Ken Ward reviews Iain Farrington’s Mahler Piano Series at the 1901 Arts Club, Exton Street, Waterloo, London. 12.9 – 21.11.2018.

Iain Farrington

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Oxford Philharmonic Explore Different Facets of Beethoven and Mahler

27/11/2018

Beethoven, Mahler: Natalia Lomeiko (violin), Kate Royal (soprano), Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra / Marios Papadopoulos (conductor). Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 25.11.2018. (CR) Read more

His Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts bring Venice to Cardiff

27/11/2018

G. Gabrieli, Grillo, Marini, Gussago, Guami, Merulo, PicchiHis Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts, led by Jeremy West. Dora Stoutzker Hall. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 22.11.2018. (GPu)

Jeremy West

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Remarkably Fine Debussy from Dausgaard and BBC SSO

25/11/2018

Debussy, Ravel: Joaquín Achúcarro (piano), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Voices, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 25.11.2018. (SRT)

Thomas Dausgaard conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; photo credit - Chris Christodoulou.

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) & BBC SSO (c) Chris Christodoulou.

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The Hagen Quartet’s Playing has Riotous Invention

25/11/2018

Schubert, Webern, Haydn: Hagen Quartet (Lukas Hagen and Rainer Schmidt [violins], Veronika Hagen [viola], Clemens Hagen [cello]). Wigmore Hall, London, 22.11.2018. (MB)

Hagen Quartet (c) Harald Hoffmann

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Hrůša and Philharmonia Make Kabeláč’s Music a Real Discovery

24/11/2018

Kabeláč, Shostakovich, Dvořák: Simon Trpčeski (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 22.11.2018. (CC)

Jakub Hrůša

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Emmanuel Krivine and SCO Show Their Skill in Period Style

23/11/2018

Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schumann: Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Emmanuel Krivine (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.11.2018. (SRT)

Emmanuel Krivine (c) Julien Becker

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