Opening Concert in Cardiff’s International Season

17/10/2018

Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Glinka: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Alondra de la Parra (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 16.10.2018. (PCG)

Benjamin Grosvenor (c) Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia

Benjamin Grosvenor (c) Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia

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Rewarding Chamber Music by Charlotte Bray in Excellent Performances

17/10/2018

Bray and Meyer: Mariani Piano Quartet (Philipp Bohnen (violin), Barbara Buntrock (viola), Isang Enders (cello), Gerhard Vielhaber (piano)), Huw Watkins (piano). Purcell Room, London, 16.10.2018. (MB)

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Má vlast Given a Performance of Some Distinction by the LSO

17/10/2018

Smetana, Má vlast: London Symphony Orchestra / Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (conductor). Barbican Hall, London 14.10.2018. (CC)

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider (c) Lars Gundersen

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Strongly Characterised and Involving Music-Making from Louise Alder and Stef van Herten

17/10/2018

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Oxford Lieder Festival’s The Grand Tour – Gounod, Debussy, Schumann, Richard Strauss, Kreutzer, Lachner, Puccini, Verdi and Donizetti: Louise Alder (soprano), Stef van Herten (horn), Sholto Kynoch (piano). Holywell Music Room, Oxford 15.10.2018. (CR)

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Llŷr Williams Does Full Justice to the Emotional Ambiguity of Schubert’s Late Piano Works

16/10/2018

Schubert: LLŷr Williams (piano). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 11.10.2018. (GPu)

LLŷr Williams (c) Benjamin Ealovega.

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Happy Memories and Hopes for a Bright Future from ENO’s Opera For All

15/10/2018

English National Opera’s Opera For All – A Celebration of 50 Years of Opera at the London Coliseum: Soloists, The Porgy and Bess Ensemble, English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicholas Ansdell-Evans, Mark Biggins, Martyn Brabbins, Martin Fitzpatrick, James Henshaw, Murray Hipkin, Chris Hopkins (conductors). London Coliseum, 10.10.2018. (JPr)

ENO’s Opera For All (c) Piers Allardyce

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Dusapin’s Passion Reminds Us that Myth and Music are Central to the Human Experience

15/10/2018

Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales – Dusapin, Passion (in English): Jennifer France (Her), Johnny Herford (Him), Cyril Durand-Gasselin, Nikita Goile, Ed Myhill, Julia Rieder, Malik Williams, Queenie Maidment-Otlet (dancers), Exaudi, Sound InterMedia, London Sinfonietta / Geoffrey Paterson (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 13.10.2018. (CC)

Jennifer France & Johnny Herford in Passion (c) Clive Barda

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Power and Passion from Veronika Eberle and Dénes Várjon at Wigmore Hall

14/10/2018

Bach, Bartók, Janáček, Schumann: Veronika Eberle (violin), Dénes Várjon (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.10.2018. (CS)

Veronika Eberle (c) Askonas Holt

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