Ostrava Days (6):Student Compositions Performed with Mixed Results

12/09/2011

 Ostrava Days (6): Smith, Feery, Peszat, Sturalova, Ryczek: Conrad Harris (violin), Theo Nabicht (bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), Thomas Verchot (trumpet), Zuzana Biscakova (piano), Chris Nappi (percussion), Ostravaská Banda String Quartet, Janacek Conservatory, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 02.09.2011 (GG) Read more

New 9/11 choral work confronts tensions between Christianity and Islam

12/09/2011

 Richard Blackford, Copland, Barber: Paul Nilon (tenor), Stephen Gadd (baritone), Simon Callow (narrator), Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Gavin Carr (conductor), Town Hall, Cheltenham, 11.9.2011. (RJ) Read more

Prom 74: The Last Night of the Proms 2011, a rather forgettable occasion

11/09/2011

  Prom 74: Last Night Of The Proms 2011, music by Maxwell Davies, Bartók, Wagner, Liszt, Chopin, Britten, Rodgers, Elgar, Arne, and Parry plus arrangements of traditional items: Lang Lang (piano), Susan Bullock (soprano), Jenny Agutter (narrator), The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Household Division, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Edward Gardner. Royal Albert Hall,London, 10.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Dudamel Masters Mahler’s Seventh with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

11/09/2011

 Mahler, Symphony no. 7: Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Gothenburg Concert Hall, Sweden, 10.9.2011 (NS) Read more

Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnson open the 2011/12 Wigmore Hall season, exploring settings of Schiller

11/09/2011

 Friedrich Schiller – Ein Leben in Liedern: Songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt: Christopher Maltman (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 10.9.2011 (MB) Read more

Heady cosmopolitan mix of contemporary music at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

11/09/2011

   Qigang Chen, Metcalf, Bowden, Reich: Gerard McChrystal (soprano saxophone), Oliver Coates (cello), Sound intermedia (sound diffusion),  BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Jean-Michaël Lavoie (conductor), BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 9.9.2011 (Gpu) Read more

Concert of the Year (so far): Brahms and Wagner played at Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

10/09/2011

 Brahms, Wagner – Baltic Sea Festival: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra – Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor, Victoria Mullova, violin, Nina Stemme, soprano – Berwald Hall, Stockholm, 3.9.2011 (GF) Read more

The London Sinfonietta plays Elliott Carter. A short programme – but not short measure.

09/09/2011

 Elliott Carter: London Sinfonietta, Hall Two, Kings Place, 8.9.2011 (MB) Read more

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