A Truly Wonderful Evening of Schumann Lieder


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schumann: Christiane Karg (soprano); Christian Gerhaher (baritone); Gerold Huber (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 8.2.2016. (CC) Read more

The Mighty Handful Provide Colourful and Dramatic Fare for Pappano and his Orchestra


United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Mighty Handful – Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Musorgsky, Cui & Balakirev: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.2.2016. (JPr)

ANTONIO PAPPANO;  Royal Opera House; Covent Garden; London, UK; 4 May 2015; Rehearsing ROH orchestra on stage in programme of Ravel, Chausson, Bernstein, Skryabin; Photo: © ROH Photographer: CLIVE BARDA

Sir Antonio Pappano in rehearsal with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
(c) Clive Barda

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The Chilingirian Quartet’s Bartók Cycle Continues


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Bartók and Beethoven: Chilingirian Quartet (Levon Chilingirian & Ronald Birks [violin], Susie Mészáros [viola], Stephen Orton [cello]) Kings Place, London, 7.2.2016. (CS) Read more

Italian Madrigals Brought to Life at Wigmore Hall


United KingdomUnited Kingdom ‘Io morirò d’Amore’ – Marenzio, Monteverdi, and Gesualdo: La Compagnia del Madrigale [Rossana Bertini, Francesca Cassinari (sopranos), Elena Carzaniga (contralto), Giuseppe Maletto (tenor), Raffaele Giordani, Daniele Carnovich (basses)], Wigmore Hall, London, 7.2.2016. (MB) Read more

Neset and Herskedal Prove that a Tuba and Saxophone Suffice to Create Great Jazz


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Marius Neset (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), Daniel Herskedal (tuba), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 7.2.2016. (GPu) Read more

Anu Komsi and Patricia Kopatchinskaja Draw Listeners into Kurtág’s Kafka Fragments


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Kurtág: Anu Komsi (soprano), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin). Royal Festival Hall, London, 7.2.2016 (MB) Read more

“A Performance to Treasure” of Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vaughan Williams, Finzi: Sally Matthews (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Mark van de Wiel (clarinet), Bristol Choral Society, Gloucester Choral Society, Philharmonia Orchestra, John Wilson (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 7.2.2016 (PCG) Read more

Gilchrist, Rameau and Clérambault Explore the Sorrows of Love


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Marais, Rameau, Couperin, Clérambault: James Gilchrist (tenor), Ben Samsom (violin), Imogen Seth-Smith (Viola da gamba), Warwick Cole (harpsichord), Holy Apostles’ Church, Cheltenham, 6.2.2016. (RJ) Read more

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