Characterful Musical Arguments from the Cuarteto Casals at Wigmore Hall

22/09/2018

Haydn, Prokofiev, Brahms: Alexander Melnikov (piano), Cuarteto Casals [Abel Tomàs & Vera Martínez Mahner (violins), Jonathan Brown (viola), Arnau Tomàs (cello)], Wigmore Hall, London, 20.9.2018. (CS)

Alexander Melnikov (c) Marco Borggreve

Alexander Melnikov (c) Marco Borggreve

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Exhilarating Szymanowski from Janine Jansen and the LSO

21/09/2018

 Janáček, Szymanowski, Sibelius: Janine Jansen (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 19.9.2018. (CS)

Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen

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Bernstein’s Songfest is the Treat During BBC SSO’s Season Opener in Glasgow

21/09/2018

BBC SSO

Copland, Thomas, Gershwin, Bernstein: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Tracy Cantin (soprano), Kelley O’Connor (contralto), Michèle Losier (mezzo), Paul Appleby (tenor), Nmon Ford (baritone), Musa Ngqungwana (bass), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), City Halls, Glasgow, 20.9.2018. (SRT) Read more

The Mozartists’ Splendid Evening Capped by Bastien und Bastienne

19/09/2018

Haydn, Anonymous and Mozart: Ellie Laugharne (soprano); Alessandro Fisher (tenor); Darren Jeffrey (bass-baritone); The Mozartists / Ian Page (conductor). Wigmore Hall, London,18.9.2018 (CC) Read more

Another Significant Achievement: Saffron Opera Group’s Parsifal Scales Wagnerian Heights

18/09/2018

  Wagner, Parsifal (concert performance): Soloists, Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 16.9.2018. (JPr)

Elaine McKrill (Kundry), Michael Bracegirdle (Parsifal), Michael Thorne (conductor)
& SOG Orchestra (c) Roger King

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Simon Rattle Opens the LSO Season with an Imaginatively Varied English Programme

17/09/2018

Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, Britten: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Philip Cobb, Gábor Tarkövi (trumpets), Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Tiffin Girls’ School Choir, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, 16.9.2018. (CC)

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote and the LSO conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote (soloists), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO
(c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

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Closing Concert of the ‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival

17/09/2018

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‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival [2] – Verdi, Cilea, Puccini, Saint-Saens, De Curtis, Gershwin, and Tchaikovsky: Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Denis Matsuev (piano), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor) Zagursky Musical Theatre, Irkutsk, 12.9.2018. (GT) Read more

The Lammermuir Festival Has an Atmosphere – Musical and Otherwise – All of its Own

17/09/2018

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Lammermuir Festival 2018 (SRT)

Schubert Piano Trios at Dirleton Kirk (c) Lammermuir Festival

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