Two Modern Triumphs in Edinburgh but Fortepiano Fails to Convince

09/12/2016

Adès, Grime, Mozart: Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano & director in Mozart), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Duncan Ward (conductor for Adès and Grime), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 8.12.2016. (SRT) Read more

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Armenian Fireworks

09/12/2016

Karayev, Khachaturian, TchaikovskyNemanja Radulović (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits (conductor), Lighthouse, Poole, 7.12.2016. (IL) Read more

Nézet-Séguin Captures Expressive Range and Individuality of a Great Shostakovich Symphony

08/12/2016

Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 3.12.2016. (BJ) Read more

On Tour, Berlin Philharmonic Unleashes a Beast

08/12/2016

Boulez, Mahler: Berliner Philharmoniker / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 22.11.2016. (HS) Read more

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

07/12/2016

Messiaen, Stravinsky, Boden: Royal Welsh College Chamber Winds, Catherine Milledge (piano), Mei Yi Foo (piano), Pascal Gallois (conductor); The Gould Piano Trio: Lucy Gould (violin), Benjamin Frith (piano), Alice Neary (cello), Robert Plane (clarinet), Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff, 16.11.2016. (GPu)

Gould Piano Trio.

Gould Piano Trio

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Welcome Distractions from Rattle and Berlin on Tour

07/12/2016

Boulez, Mahler, Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Brahms: Berlin Philharmonic / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Carnegie Hall. New York City. 9.11 & 10.11.2016. (BH) Read more

Mikhail Agrest’s Conducting Debut Reveals Impressive Musicality and Feeling

07/12/2016

Dvořák, Bruch, Tchaikovsky: Simone Porter (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra/Mikhail Agrest (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 3.12.2016. (GN)

Simone Porter and Mikhail Agrest © Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Simone Porter and Mikhail Agrest © Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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A Surprisingly Low-Key Recital from Anne Schwanewilms

07/12/2016

Strauss and Wolf: Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Wigmore Hall, London. 5.12.2016. (JPr)

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Anne Schwanewilms (c) Javier del Real

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