Listening to the Birds: Reflections on Cardiff’s three day celebration of Messiaen – Part Three

11/12/2016

Messiaen: Rapaela Papadakis (soprano), Cordelia Williams (piano). Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff. 18.11.2016. (GPu)

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Rapaela Papadakis (c) Christina Haldane

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Joyce DiDonato Goes to War, Finds Peace

10/12/2016

Handel, Purcell, Leo, Cavalieri, Gesualdo, Pärt, Jommelli: Joyce DiDonato (soprano), Il Pomo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev, (conductor), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 4.12.2016. (HS)

Joyce DiDonato, Her show: In War and Peace performed at the Barbican on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Photo by Mark Allan

Joyce DiDonato’s In War and Peace with Il Pomo d’Oro (c) Mark Allan

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Under the Baton of John Adams the LSO Perform Bartók, Stravinsky, and Adams – with Mixed Results

10/12/2016

Bartók, Stravinsky, Adams: Leila Josefowitz (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / John Adams. Barbican Hall, 8.12. 2016. (CC) Read more

Brahms Bookends Lidström as Ashkenazy Conducts at Oxford

10/12/2016

Brahms and Mats Lidström: Mats Lidström (cello), Oxford Philharmonic / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor), Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 7.12.2016. (CR) Read more

Kronos Quartet Grabs the Heart with ‘Silent Cranes’

10/12/2016

 Vrebalov, Knox, Rajam, Meredith, Glass, Meeropol, Kouyoumdjian: Kronos Quartet [David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Sunny Yang, cello], presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 3.12.2016. (HS) Read more

A Stunning United States Premiere by Rami Khalifé

09/12/2016

Rossini, Gounod, Fusco, Khalifé: Rami Khalifé (piano) Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia / Dirk Brossé (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 5.12.2016. (BJ) Read more

World Premieres Inspire a ‘Sleepy’ Recital

09/12/2016

 Malin Bång, Tom Johnson, David Remnick, Kate Soper, Brett Dean, Christopher Cerrone: Tim Munro (flute), Kate Soper (soprano), Face the Music, Mary Ellen Stebbins (lighting design), Miller Theatre at Columbia University, New York City, 10.11.16. (KG) Read more

Listening to the Birds: Reflections on Cardiff’s Three-Day Celebration of Messiaen – Part Two

09/12/2016

Messiaen: Concert 3 – Peter Hill (piano), Concert 4 – Cordelia Williams (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff, 17.11.2016. (GPu)

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Peter Hill

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