Joshua Bell and the ASMF: Wonderful Music-Making – and Smiles All Round!

21/01/2017

Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell (director/violin), Cadogan Hall, London, 19.1.2017 (CS) Read more

Illuminating Bach from Butt and his Dunedin Consort

21/01/2017

J.S. Bach: Dunedin Consort/John Butt (director & keyboards), Emily Mitchell (soprano), Meg Bragle (alto), Nicholas Mulory (tenor), Jonathan Sells (bass), Katy Bircher (flute), , Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 20.01.2017 (SRT) Read more

The Liverpool Philharmonic offer some fine French music in Preston

21/01/2017

Liszt, Mozart, Ravel & Dukas: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor), Guild Hall, Preston, 15.01.2017 (MC) Read more

Technical Excellence and Uncomplicated Enjoyment from the Galliard Ensemble

20/01/2017

Ferenc Farkas, Gustav Holst, Luciano Berio: Galliard Ensemble (Kathryn Thomas, flute; Owen Dennis, oboe; Katherine Spencer, clarinet; Richard Bayliss, horn; Helen Storey, bassoon). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 13.1.2017. (GP) Read more

Uninspiring Mozart, Dazzling Ravel – Mixed Results from Paul Lewis and the Liverpool Phil

17/01/2017

Liszt, Mozart, Saint-Saëns & Ravel: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor), Guild Hall, City of Preston, 15.1.2017 (MC) Read more

Good Chemistry Between the Philharmonia and Domingo Hindoyan

17/01/2017

Wagner, Prokofiev, Beethoven: Michael Barenboim (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 14.1.2017. (CS)

Michael Barenboim; photo credit - Janine Escher.

Michael Barenboim (c) Janine Escher.

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Simon Rattle Leads an Outstanding Concert Performance of Le grand macabre

15/01/2017

Ligeti – Le grand macabre: Soloists, London Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 14.1.2017. (MB)

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Audrey Luna (Gepopo), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) and London Symphony Orchestra (c) John Phillips/Getty Images

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The LSO Chamber Orchestra’s Performances Diminished by the Conductor

14/01/2017

JS Bach, WF Bach, CPE Bach, Telemann, Haydn: LSO Chamber Orchestra, Giovanni Antonini (recorder, conductor). Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 13.1.2017. (MB) Read more

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