Two Views of Belshazzar’s Feast

13/12/2011

 Britten, Sibelius, and Walton: Gerald Finley (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 10.12.2011 (CG) Read more

Celebratory Brilliance and Gentle Introspection in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

13/12/2011

Bach:Christmas Oratorio (parts 1, 3, 5 & 6: Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Egarr (conductor/harpsichord), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 1.12.2011 (SRT) Read more

Entrancing Christmas Berlioz in Cardiff

12/12/2011

Berlioz, L’enfance du Christ: Anna Stephany (mezzo), Barry Banks (tenor), Mathew Brook (bass-baritone), Henry Waddington (bass),  BBC National Chorus of Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Chamber Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thierry Fischer (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 9.12.11 (GPu) Read more

Dohnanyi conducts the Zurich Tonhalle with Fine Bartok and Mahler

12/12/2011

Bartok, Mahler: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Christoph von Dohnanyi, (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 11.10.2011 (JR) Read more

Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts the Philharmonia – With Mixed Results

12/12/2011

Dukas, Ravel, Falla, and Debussy: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.12.2011 (MB) Read more

Heartwarming Performance on a Stormy Evening from Lancashire Sinfonietta

12/12/2011

Vivaldi, Handel, J. S. Bach, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn: Sarah Whewell (flute), Eleanor Hudson (harp), Lancashire Sinfonietta/Andrew Watkinson (violin), Christmas Candlelight Concerto series, United Reformed Church, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire, 08.12.2011 (MC) Read more

The Choir of St John’sCollege, Cambridge: More Interesting in Purcell Than in Seasonal Music

10/12/2011

  Purcell et al.: Soloists, Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, St John’s Sinfonia, Andrew Nethsingha (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 9.12.2011 (MB) Read more

After More than Three Decades, Haitink Returns to New York Philharmonic

10/12/2011

  Haydn, Bruckner: Bernard Haitink (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City. 19.11.2011 (BH) Read more

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