Aspen VIII: Sondheim and Mahler Rule

29/07/2012

 Aspen Music Festival (8): Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, plus a stunning Rückert Lieder from Michelle DeYoung, a lively program from Gil Shaham and friends, and lapidary piano playing from Ann Schein. 27.7.2012 (HS) Read more

Prom 19: Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky

29/07/2012

  Prom 19: Langgaard, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 28.7.2012 (CC)

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Prom 18:The End of Barenboim’s Beethoven Cycle – Rather a Mixed Experience

29/07/2012

 Prom 18: Beethoven: Anna Samuil (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), Michael König (tenor), René Pape (bass), National Youth Choir of Great Britain, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 18.7. 2012 (CC) Read more

Prom 17: Exquisite Late-Night Beethoven and Boulez at the Proms

29/07/2012

 Prom 17: Beethoven and Boulez,Hilary Summers (contralto), Members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7.2012 (MB) Read more

More Superb Singing at Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2012

  Three Choirs Festival 5. Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), James Rutherford (baritone), Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Peter Nardone (conductor). Hereford Cathedral. 26.7.2012 (JQ) Read more

Roderick Williams: Masterly in English Song

28/07/2012

 Three Choirs Festival 4: Roderick Williams (baritone), Susie Allan (piano), Shirehall, Hereford, 26.7.2012 (JQ) Read more

Prom 16:Hugh Wood’s Piano Concerto and an Evocative La Mer

28/07/2012

 Prom 16: Elgar, Hugh Wood, Ravel, and Debussy: Joanna MacGregor (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7.2012 (CG) Read more

A Splendid Three Choirs Pilgrimage to Canterbury

28/07/2012

  Three Choirs Festival 3: Susan Gritton (soprano),Alan Oke (tenor), Simon Bailey (bass-baritone), Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Hereford Cathedral. 25.7.2012 (JQ) Read more

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