Michael Collins’ Wigmore Hall Residency: the Finale

13/05/2011

Brahms, Weber, Poulenc, Benjamin, Milhaud, Gregson: Michael Collins (clarinet), Piers Lane (piano). Wigmore Hall, London 5. 5. 2011 (KC) Read more

Not All String Quartets Are The Same:Gavin Dixon talks with the Ligeti Quartet

12/05/2011

Not All String Quartets Are The Same : Gavin Dixon talks with the Ligeti Quartet (GDn)

The Ligeti Quartet are very rare breed, a young quartet who specialise in contemporary music. Gavin Dixon meets up with them to hear about getting to grips with the toughest music in the repertoire, performing at some unusual venues, and what to pick from the menu when you’re eating Japanese. Read more

Legendary Charles Rosen Performs Late Chopin at Chipping Campden Music Festival

12/05/2011

Chopin: Charles Rosen, St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 11.5.2011 (RJ) Read more

A Quantum Leap: Mariss Jansons’ Munich Mahler

12/05/2011

Mahler: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariss Jansons (conductor) Philharmonic Hall, Gasteig, Munich, 6.5.2011 (JFL) Read more

Weighty Beethoven from Zukerman and the Royal Philharmonic

12/05/2011

Beethoven: Pinchas Zukerman (violin and conductor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, RFH, London, 11.5.11 (GDn) Read more

Not Yet a True Mahlerian: Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler’s 5th

12/05/2011

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Alan Gilbert (Conductor), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City 27.04.2011 (SSM) Read more

Satisfying Kotik, Interesting Ligeti, Subversive Cage and a Sprinkling from Young Composers

12/05/2011

Kotik, Mincek, Ligeti, Francesconi, Chen, Cage: Daan Vandewalle (piano), Hana Kotkova (violin), Joseph Kubera (piano), The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, Ostravská Banda, Peter Kotik (conductor), Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 13.04.2011 (GG) Read more

Darner of socks and other roles: readings and music of Brahms, Schumann and “Beloved Clara”

11/05/2011

Schumann, Brahms: Beloved Clara. Lucy Parham, Gabrielle Drake, Martin Jarvis, Chipping Campden Music Festival,  8.5.2011.  (RJ) Read more

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