Bold, Imaginative Programming for CBSO’s Successful Nordic Night in Coventry

14/02/2019

Rautavaara, Sibelius, Grieg: Klara Ek (soprano), CBSO Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė -Tyla (conductor). Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, 13.2.2019. (CP)

Mirga Gražinytė -Tyla (c) Vern Evans

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ENO’s Triumphant Akhnaten Revival Shrouds Audiences in Minimalism and Provides Balm

13/02/2019

Glass, Akhnaten (performed in Egyptian, Akkadian, Hebrew and English): Soloists, Gandini Juggling Company, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Karen Kamensek (conductor), London Coliseum, 11.2.2019. (CC)

Anthony Roth Costanza (Akhnaten) © Jane Hobson.

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Nicola Benedetti plays Wynton Marsalis’s Jazzy Violin Concerto in Glasgow

12/02/2019

Thomas Adès, Gershwin, Wynton Marsalis: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra/ Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 9.9.2019. (GT)

Nicola Benedetti

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Fine Pianism and a Fascinatingly Diverse Programme from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

11/02/2019

Haydn, Schumann, Boulez, Ravel, and Prokofiev: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 10.2.2019. (MB)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (c) Chandos Records

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Oxford Philharmonic Offers Distinguished and Balanced Mozart

11/02/2019

Mozart: Vilde Frang (violin) Lawrence Power (viola), Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra / Marios Papadopoulos (conductor). Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 9.2.2019. (CR)

Vilde Frang (c) Marco Borggreve

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Fine Schumann from the LSO and Sir John Eliot Gardiner

11/02/2019

Schumann and Beethoven: Piotr Anderszewski (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 10.2.2019 (AS)

Piotr Anderszewski (c) Robert Workman

Piotr Anderszewski (c) Robert Workman

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Gabriela Montero Premieres her New Work Babel with the Scottish Ensemble in Glasgow

11/02/2019

Glass, Messiaen, Montero, Shostakovich and Vasks: Gabriela Montero (piano), Scottish Ensemble / Jonathan Morton (leader), New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 8.2.2019. (GT)

Gabriela Montero

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Jun Märkl Conducts the BBC NOW’s Spanish Evening in Cardiff

10/02/2019

Bolero: Viva España – Ravel, de Falla, Debussy: Angela Hewitt (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jun Märkl (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 7.2.2019 (PCG)

Angela Hewitt (c) Richard Termine

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