A Momentous Performance of Mahler’s Monumental Third Symphony

July 5, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler: Sarah Connolly, Ladies of Cheltenham Bach Choir, Cheltenham Youth Choir, Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Threlfall (conductor, Cheltenham Music Festival, Town Hall, Cheltenham, 4.7.2015. (RJ) Read more

Magnificent Brahms from Zimerman and Rattle

July 5, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brahms, Dvořák:  Krystian Zimerman (piano); London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle. Barbican Hall, London 2.7.2015 (CC) Read more

Matthias Goerne and Menahem Pressler: Mastery in Schumann

July 5, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Schumann: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Menahem Pressler (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 2.7.2015 (MB) Read more

The Heath Quartet Combine Bach and the Second Viennese School

July 2, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bach, Musto, Webern, and Schoenberg: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Heath Quartet [Oliver Heath, Cerys Jones (violins), Gary Pomeroy (viola), Christopher Murray (cello)]. Wigmore Hall, London, 1.7.2015 (MB) Read more

Bruckner and Messiaen Linked to Telling Effect

July 2, 2015

AustriaAustria  Bruckner and Messiaen: Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Janina Baechle (mezzo-soprano), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Günther Groissböck (baritone), Wiener Singakademie, ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cornelius Meister (conductor). Konzerthaus, Vienna, 23.6.2015 (MB) Read more

Impetuosity and Obvious Joy in the Razumovsky Ensemble’s Brahms

July 1, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Ravel, Brahms: Razumovsky Ensemble (Kolja Blacher & Alexander Sitkovetsky [violin], Robert Smissen & Andriy Viytovych [viola], Oleg Kogan &Alexander Chaushian [cello]), Wigmore Hall London, 30.6.2015 (CS) Read more

Knussen Conducts Music Inspired by the Orient at Aldeburgh

July 1, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Colin McPhee, Gunter Schuller & Britten:  Britten–Pears Orchestra / Oliver Knussen (conductor) Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh, 28.6.2015 (CS) Read more

Handel’s ‘Dettingen’ Te Deum: A Thrilling End to the Spitalfields Festival

July 1, 2015

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Spitalfields Festival – Haydn, J.C. Bach, Mozart, and Handel: Ashley Riches (baritone), Polyphony, City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor). St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, London, 16.6.2015 (MB) Read more

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