Piano Music for Six Hands; The Shape of the Future?

05/04/2012

Piano Triets, Severnside Composers’ Alliance Recital, Colston Hall 2, Bristol, 4.4.2012 (RJ) Read more

Sicilian Blood and Thunder: Cavalleria Rusticana Returns Home

05/04/2012

Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana: in concert form, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia, James Conlon (conductor), Ciro Visco (chorus master), Rome, 4.4.2012 (JB) Read more

Verdi’s Requiem from Gergiev and the Mariinsky Opera: A Messy Clash of Styles

05/04/2012

Verdi, Requiem: Victoria Yastrebova (soprano), Olga Borodina (mezzo-sorano), Sergey Semishkur (tenor), Ildar Abdrazkov (bass), Mariinsky Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Barbican, London 4.4.2012 (Gdn) Read more

St Petersburg Philharmonic Perform Stunning All-Russian Programme

04/04/2012

 Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Dmitri Alexeev (piano), St. Petersburg Philharmonic,Yuri Temirkanov (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 1.4.2012 (MC) Read more

Romantic Bliss, Sublime Brutality from the Canton Symphony

04/04/2012

Brahms, Berlioz: David Requiro (cello), Nathan Olson (violin), Canton Symphony Orchestra, Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, 31.3.2012 (TW) Read more

Schubert Trio Lifts the Spirits in Cardiff

04/04/2012

Schubert: Lesley Hadfield Trio: Lesley Hadfield (violin), Alistair Beatson (piano), Guy Johnston (cello), Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff, 30.3.2010. (GPu) Read more

A Triumph for Handel and Everybody Else

02/04/2012

  Handel: Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno: Amanda Forsythe and Dominique Labelle (sopranos), Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor), Ross Hauck (tenor), Pacific MusicWorks Baroque Orchestra, Stephen Stubbs (conductor, harpsichord, and lute), Daniels Recital Hall, Seattle, 30.3.2012 (BJ) Read more

Zinman Not a Natural Brucknerian

02/04/2012

  Mozart, Bruckner: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman (conductor), Stephen Kovacevich (piano), Tonhalle, Zurich, 29.3.2012 (JR) Read more

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