The Philharmonia on Fine Form Under Christoph von Dohnányi’s Wise Direction

10/06/2018

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven: Arabella Steinbacher (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 7.6.2018. (AS)

Arabella Steinbacher (c) Sammy Hart

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Søndergård’s Last Cardiff Appearance as Chief Conductor of BBC NOW

08/06/2018

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Baiba Skride (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 7.6.2018. (PCG)

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Thomas Søndergård (c) Andy Buchanan

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The Mozartists’ La Finta semplice: No Masterpiece but a Source of Near-constant Delight

08/06/2018

Mozart La Finta semplice (semi-staged): Soloists, The Mozartists / Ian Page (conductor and stage director). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 6.6.2018. (CC)

The Mozartists’ La Finta semplice (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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Yuja Wang’s Pianism Inspires a Sense of Wonder

07/06/2018

Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ligeti, Prokofiev: Yuja Wang (piano), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 5.6.2018. (AS)

Yuja Wang (c) Ian Douglas

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Maxim Vengerov Delights as Conductor and Soloist in Shostakovich and Bruch

06/06/2018

Johann Strauss II, Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich: The Würth Philharmonic / Stamatia Karampini (conductor) and Maxim Vengerov (conductor and soloist), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 3.6.2018. (GT)

Maxim Vengerov (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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DiDonato’s Radiance and Eloquence Combines with Pappano’s Virtuosity at Covent Garden

05/06/2018

Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano in Concert: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 4.6.2018. (JPr)

Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano at the Wigmore Hall in 2014 (c) Simon Jay Price

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Kirill Petrenko’s Bavarian State Orchestra Imbue Mahler with Wagnerian Grandeur

02/06/2018

Mahler: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 1.6.2018. (JPr)

Mahler – Symphony No.7

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Kirill Petrenko (conductor) (c) Wilfried Hösl

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Another Musical Voyage of Discovery with the Manchester Collective and Guests

01/06/2018

Various composers, Manchester Collective: with Chesaba (Abel Selaocoe [cello/voice/director], Yahael Onono [djembe/kora/ngoni/calabash], Alan Keary [bass guitar]). King’s Place, London, 30.5.2018. (CC)

Manchester Collective

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