Verdi’s Requiem Disappoints, but Stravinsky’s Pocket Requiem Hits the Mark

January 30, 2015

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Stravinsky: Jane Irwin  (soprano), Ildiko Komlosi  (mezzo-soprano), Dmtryo Popov (tenor), Vyacheslav Pochapsky (bass),  London Philharmonic Orchestra, LPO Choir, Orféon Pamplónes / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 24.1.2015 (GD)

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Magnus Lindberg’s New Work Unveiled by Barbara Hannigan and Vladimir Jurowski

January 30, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Debussy, Lindberg, Wagner and Scriabin: Barbara Hannigan (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 28.1.2015 (AS) Read more

Dynamic, Brilliantly Alive Preformance of Das Lied von der Erde from SCO

January 30, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Mahler: Karen Cargill (mezzo), Simon O’Neill (tenor), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 29.01.2015 (SRT) Read more

A Rare Outing for Korngold’s Symphony in Birmingham

January 30, 2015

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bernstein, Gershwin, Korngold: Freddy Kempf (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Michael Seal (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 28.1.2015 (JQ) Read more

Birmingham Conservatoire Hosts UK Premiere of Chee Yean Wong

January 29, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schumann, Chee Yean Wong and Finzi: Chi Hoe Mak (bass-baritone),  Samuel Tan (piano), Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, 27.1.2015 (GR).

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Consummate Mozart from the Hagen Quartet

January 28, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart: Hagen Quartet (Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins; Veronika Hagen, viola; Clemens Hagen, cello). Wigmore Hall, London, 26.1.2015 (CC) Read more

Last-Minute Substitutes Deliver the Goods in Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

January 28, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berlioz, Liszt and Bartók: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Ildikó Komlósi (mezzo-soprano), Sir Willard White (bass), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 27.1.2015 (AS) Read more

A Slimmed-Down Mozart Piano Concerto is a Delight.

January 27, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Suk, Shostakovich, Schubert, Mozart.  Fitzwilliam Quartet [Lucy Russell (violin), Marcus Barcham-Stevens (violin), Alan George (viola), Heather Tuach (cello)] Anna Tilbrook (piano) Hall One, Kings Place, London. 25.1.2015 (LB)
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