Departure and Discovery from Jonathan Biss

20/02/2017

 Bach, Kurtág, Britten, Beethoven: Brentano Quartet, Jonathan Biss (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 16.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

John Adams’s Dense, Earnest Oratorio

18/02/2017

John Adams: Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford (mezzo-sopranos), Jay Hunter Morris (tenor), Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, Nathan Medley (countertenors), San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus / Grant Gershon (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.2.2017. (HS)

The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Jay Hunter Morris (Lazarus), Kelley O’Connor (Mary
Magdalene), Tamara Mumford (Martha) and countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings
and Nathan Medley (c) Stefan Cohen

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Compelling Fluidity in Two Sacred Works

18/02/2017

Durufle, Haydn: Vanessa Vasquez (soprano), Abigail Fischer (mezzo-soprano), Zach Borichevsky (tenor), Sava Vemic (bass), New York Choral Society and Orchestra / David Hayes (music director), David Ralph (organ). Carnegie Hall, New York City, 6.2.2017. (DS) Read more

Rachel Nicholls Premieres Nicola LeFanu’s The Crimson Bird

18/02/2017

Schreker, LeFanu and Rachmaninov: Rachel Nicholls (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 17.2.2017. (AS) Read more

Ligeti and Bartók Dominate the Ligeti Quartet’s Concert

18/02/2017

‘Melodicles’ – Ligeti, Mason, Harrison, Diabété, Bartók: Ligeti Quartet [Mandhira de Saram, Patrick Dawkins (violins), Richard Jones (viola), Val Welbanks (cello)]. Hall Two, Kings Place, 17.2.2017. (MB) Read more

A Stunning Debut for Conductor Constantin Trinks

18/02/2017

Prokofiev, Dvořák: Juho Pohjonen (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 5.2.2016. (GN)

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Constantin Trinks and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird

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1940s Brilliance, One of Shostakovich’s Most Dour Creations and Hindemith at his Most Majestic

17/02/2017

Antheil, Shostakovich, Hindemith: Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), BBC Philharmonic / John Storgårds (conductor), MediaCityUK, Salford. 15.2.2017. (RBa) Read more

A Journey in Words, Music and Images: a ‘Parallel’ Winterreise at the Wigmore Hall

16/02/2017

Schubert, Winterreise – A Parallel Journey: Matthew Rose (bass), Gary Matthewman (piano) in collaboration with Victoria Crowe (artist). Wigmore Hall, London 15.2.2017 (CS)

Victoria Crowe, 'Into an Older Land'; (c) Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Victoria Crowe’s ‘Into an Older Land’ (c) Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

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