Prom 4 – Christopher Gunning, who sang in the very first performance, revisits Havergal Brian’s ‘Gothic’ Symphony

19/07/2011

Havergal Brian: Symphony No. 1 in D minor, ‘The Gothic’ : Susan Gritton (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Peter Auty (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), CBSO Youth Chorus, Eltham College Boys’ Choir, Southend Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs, Bach Choir, BBC National Chorus of Wales, Brighton Festival Chorus, Côr Caerdydd, Huddersfield Choral Society, London Symphony Chorus, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, 17.7.2011 (CG) Read more

Prom 2 – William Tell provides a great ‘Second Night’

19/07/2011

Rossini, William Tell (Guillaume Tell) (Concert Performance) : Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome; Antonio Pappano. Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.7.2011. (JPr) Read more

Swansea Bach Choir bid a glorious farewell to their legendary founder and conductor

19/07/2011

Tallis, Howells, Rutter, Barber, Lauridsen, Duruflé :  Swansea Bach Choir, Siân Menna Price (mezzo), Stephen Charlesworth (baritone), Jeffrey Howard (piano and organ), John Hugh Thomas (director), All Saints Church, Oystermouth, 17. 7.2011 (GPu) Read more

Prom 1 – A vibrant, outstanding First Night of the 2011 Proms

19/07/2011

Weir; Brahms, Liszt and Janáček:  Benjamin Grosvenor (piano); Hibla Gerzmava (soprano); Dagmar Pecková (mezzo-soprano); Stefan Vinke (tenor); Jan Martinik (bass); David Goode (organ); BBC Singers; BBC Symphony Chorus; BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jiři Bĕlohlávek (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London. 15.7.2011 (KC) Read more

Sinfonia Cymru brings sense of discovery to familiar works

18/07/2011

Prokofiev, Schumann, Beethoven: Philip Higham (cello), Sinfonia Cymru / Gareth Jones (conductor), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Dramal, Cardiff, 16.7.2011 (GPu) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2011: Takács Quartet, Finckel and Han, Emerson Quartet and Simone Dinnerstein

16/07/2011

Aspen Music Festival (4): Takács Quartet, David Finckel and Wu Han, Emerson Quartet, Simone Dinnerstein. 15.7.2011 (HS) Read more

The Emerson Quartet plays Haydn, Bartók and Schubert with exactly the right quantity of polish.

14/07/2011

Haydn, Bartók, Schubert: The Emerson String Quartet  – Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer (violins), Lawrence Dutton (viola), David Finckel (cello) – Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI, 7.7.2011 (DBG) Read more

Stimulating start for Welsh orchestra’s Principal Conductor-Designate

14/07/2011

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Dvorak: Baiba Skride (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Thomas Søndergård (conductor), BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 12. 7. 2011 (GPu) Read more

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