Lucidity and Pianistic Elegance from Pollini in Schoenberg and Beethoven

22/03/2017

Schoenberg, Beethoven: Maurizio Pollini (piano), Royal Festival Hall, London, 14.3.2017. (GD) Read more

The New York Philharmonic Celebrates John Adams at 70

22/03/2017

John Adams: New York Philharmonic String Quartet: Frank Huang and Sheryl Staples (violins), Cynthia Phelps (viola), Carter Brey (cello); New York Philharmonic / Alan Gilbert (Conductor), David Geffen Hall, New York City. 9.3.2017 (DS) Read more

Von Otter and Papadopoulos Infuse Their All-Schubert Program with Lyricism and Energy

21/03/2017

 Schubert: Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Oxford Philharmonic/Mario Papadopoulos (conductor), Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 18.3.2017. (CR) Read more

BBC Philharmonic on Tour in central Europe; with David Garrett in Lucerne

21/03/2017

Weber, Tchaikovsky: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena (conductor), David Garrett (violin) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL), Lucerne, 17.3.2017. (JR) Read more

A Pair of Philharmonie Concerts Subtly Challenge Ideas of Musical Drama

20/03/2017

Gruber, Bartók, Ravel, and Berio: Emanuel Ax (piano), Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Rinat Shaham (mezzo-soprano), Gábor Bretz (bass), Ulrich Noethen, Dino Scandariato (narrators), Members of the Berlin Radio Choir and Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Paul Jeukendrup (sound direction), Orchestral Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 18.3.2017. (MB) Read more

An Enterprising and Very Fine Recital from Răzvan Suma and Rebeca Omordia

20/03/2017

Delius, Ireland, Venables, Matthew-Walker and Enescu: Răzvan Suma (cello), Rebeca Omordia (piano), St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, 17.3.2017. (AS) Read more

Benjamin Zander’s Refreshing and Thought-Provoking Approach to Beethoven

20/03/2017

Beethoven: Mei Yi Foo (piano), Rebecca Evans (soprano), Patricia Bardon (mezzo), Robert Murray (tenor), Derek Welton (baritone), Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra / Benjamin Zander. Royal Festival Hall, London, 18.3.2017. (CC)

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Benjamin Zander (c) Koren Reyes

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Despite the LSO’s Fine Playing, Luisi Needed to be More Like Toscanini

20/03/2017

Beethoven, Brahms: Igor Levit (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 16.3.2017. (GD) Read more

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