A Fruitfully Open-Ended Staging of The Diary of One who Disappeared

10/06/2019

Janáček, The Diary of One who Disappeared: Muziektheater Transparant / Lada Valešová (piano, music director). Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 6.6.2019. (MB)

Wim van der Grijn, Ed Lyon and Marie Hamard (c) Jan Versweyveld
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A Recital from Katya Apekisheva that was Outstanding in every Respect

10/06/2019

Prokofiev, Schubert, Haydn, Janáček, Rachmaninov: Katya Apekisheva (piano). Wigmore Hall, London 6.6.2019. (CC)

Katya Apekisheva (c) Jack Liebeck
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Pianistic Vulnerability Cries Out for Help at Steinway Hall

07/06/2019

Bach, Liszt: Yu-Ning Chuang (piano), Keyboard Charitable Trust at Steinway Hall, London, 5.6.2019. (JB)

Yu Ning-Chuang
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Gripping Agrippina from Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro

07/06/2019

Handel, Agrippina (concert performance): Soloists, Il Pomo d’Oro / Maxim Emelyanychev (director/harpsichord). Barbican Hall, London, 31.5.2019. (CSa)

Cast of Agrippina (c) Richard Young
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No Crowd-Pleasers from the BBC Phil at Salford Quays

07/06/2019

Shostakovich, Prokofiev: Aleksey ‎ ‎Semenenko (violin), BBC Philharmonic / Jac ‎van Steen (conductor). BBC Philharmonic Studio, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, 5.6.2019. (RBa)

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard Leads an Enthralling Stockhausen Weekend in London

04/06/2019

Stockhausen: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich (pianos), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Marco Stroppa (sound diffusion), London Voices, Apartment House. Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, London, 1. and 2.6.2019. (MB)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
(c) Marco Borggreve
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali Shows Impressive Credentials with the Philharmonia

31/05/2019

Adams and Stravinsky: Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.5.2019. (AS)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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A Magnificent Recital in Variation Form from Igor Levit

29/05/2019

Beethoven and Rzewski: Igor Levit (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 24.5.2019. (MB)

Igor Levit (c) Robbie Lawrence

Igor Levit (c) Robbie Lawrence

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