A New Goldberg Variations Highlights Kraggerud’s Night of Magic

02/03/2019

Grieg, Svendsen, Kraggerud, J. S. Bach: Jason Ho (violin), Victor de Almeida (viola), Zoltan Rosznyai (cello), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Henning Kraggerud (violin/director), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 22.2.2019. (GN)

Henning Kraggerud and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Two ‘Big Hitters’ and a Relative Mathias Rarity from Varga and the RSNO

02/03/2019

Mathias, Brahms, Dvořák: Kristóf Baráti (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Gilbert Varga (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 1.3.2019. (SRT) Read more

Lahav Shani Makes an Auspicious LSO Debut

02/03/2019

Weill, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky: Simon Trpčeski (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Lahav Shani (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 28.2.2019. (CC)

Lahav Shani (c) Marco Borggreve

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Joshua Bell Offers Thought-Provoking Victuals Alongside Virtuosic Fare at the Barbican Hall

02/03/2019

Beethoven, Prokofiev, Grieg: Joshua Bell (violin), Sam Haywood (piano), Barbican Hall, 27.2.2019. (CS)

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

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Andrew Manze’s Brilliant Musicianship Illuminates Another Interesting SCO Concert

01/03/2019

Stravinsky, Mozart, Stenhammar: Franceso Piemontesi (piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Andrew Manze (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 28.2.2019. (SRT)

Andrew Manze © Chris Christodoulou

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Much to Relish in Trio Zimmermann’s Wigmore Hall Performances of Schoenberg and Bach

28/02/2019

Schoenberg and Bach: Trio Zimmermann (Frank Peter Zimmermann [violin], Antoine Tamestit [viola], Christian Poltéra [cello]). Wigmore Hall, London, 23.2.2019. (MB)

Trio Zimmermann © Mats Bäcker

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Freshness and Sincerity from the Consone Quartet at Kings Place

28/02/2019

Schubert and the Mendelssohns: Gillian Keith (soprano), Consone Quartet (Agata Daraskaite & Magdalena Loth-Hill [violins], Elitsa Bogdanova [viola], George Ross [cello]), Kings Place, 24.2.2019. (CS)

Consone Quartet

Consone Quartet

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The Barbican Acoustic Works Against Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

28/02/2019

Mozart, Larcher, and Mahler: Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano), Stuart Skelton (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 22.2.2019. (MB) Read more

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