Midsummer Opera Acquits Itself with Honour in La Clemenza

November 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, La clemenza di Tito: Soloists, Chorus of Midsummer Opera (chorus master and stage director: John Upperton), Symphony Orchestra of Midsummer Opera, David Roblou (conductor). St John’s, Waterloo, London, 21.11.2014 (MB)
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Stage Version of Adams’ Gospel Oratorio Laudable but Disconcerting

November 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Adams, The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera /Joana Carniero (conductor), London Coliseum, 21.11.2014 (CC)

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Virtuosic Scampering in Ravel, but Stravinsky and Respighi Fail to Excite

November 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Elgar, Stravinsky, Ravel, Respighi: Steven Osborne (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 21.11.2014 (SRT)
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Runnicles’ Celebratory 60th Birthday Concert Is Tempered with Sad News

November 21, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Beethoven: Laura Samuel (violin), Scott Dickinson (viola), Angela Meade (soprano), Elizabeth Bishop (mezzo), Stuart Skelton (tenor), Marko Mimica (bass-bar), Edinburgh Festival Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 16.11.2014 (SRT) Read more

Adventurous BBC NOW Concert Fails to Rehabilitate Langgaard

November 19, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Langgaard, Korngold, Zemlinsky: Elena Urioste (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, André de Ridder (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 18.11.2014 (PCG) Read more

Devon Baroque Delivers High Quality Music with Apposite Introductions

November 18, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Telemann, Boismortier, Leclair, Tartini, Bach: Devon Baroque Ensemble [Persephone Gibbs (violin), Elizabeth Walker (recorder and baroque flute), Barbara Degener (cello), Jonathan Watts (harpsichord)], The Great Hall, Dartington 16.11.2014 (PRB)

Devon Baroque Ensemble  (Photo credit Philip R Buttall)

Devon Baroque Ensemble (Photo credit Philip R Buttall)

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Concert Lacks Drama with Rapport Lacking Between Soloist and Conductor

November 18, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Beethoven, Nielsen: Victoria Mullova (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Jaarvi (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 13.11.2014 (GD)

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Compelling and Enjoyable Concert of French Music from Mena and London Philharmonic

November 18, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Pierne, Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Katia and Marielle Labèque (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Juanjo Mena (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 12.11.2014 (GD)
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