Brabbins and the BBC Symphony in an Inspired Pairing of Earth and Sea

14/10/2017

Birtwistle, Vaughan Williams: Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano); Marcus Farnsworth (baritone); BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 13.10.2017. (CC) Read more

Just like the old days! Atherton and the London Sinfonietta Excel in Henze’s Voices

13/10/2017

Henze: Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano); Daniel Norman (tenor); Sound Intermedia; London Sinfonietta / David Atherton (conductor). St John’s, Smith Square, London, 11.10.2017. (CC) Read more

Thomas Carroll Returns Home in a Double Capacity, as Soloist and Conductor

13/10/2017

Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn: Thomas Carroll (cello), Orpheus Sinfonia / Thomas Carroll (conductor), The Great Hall, Swansea University, 11.10.2017. (GPu) Read more

Explosive Stravinsky and Expressive Dvořák: the Pavel Haas Quartet at the Wigmore Hall

12/10/2017

Stravinsky, Ravel, Dvořák: Pavel Haas Quartet (Veronika Jarůšková & Marek Zwiebel [violins], Radim Sedmidubský [viola], Peter Jarůšek [cello], Pavel Nikl (viola), Wigmore Hall, London, 10.10.2017. (CS) Read more

General Excellence from Haitink, Ax and the London Symphony Orchestra

12/10/2017

Brahms, Beethoven: Emanuel Ax (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 10.7.2017. (GD) Read more

Llŷr Williams Impresses and Delights in a Wide-ranging Recital

11/10/2017

Debussy, Britten, Albeniz, Granados, Mompou, Liszt: Llŷr Williams (piano). The Great Hall, Swansea University. 8.10.2017. (GPu) Read more

NEW! English Music Festival in Yorkshire Lifts the Lid Off an English Treasury

10/10/2017

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Stanford, Ireland, Holst, Moeran, Alwyn, Delius, Howells, Milford, Vaughan Williams, W. S. Lloyd Webber, Cyril Scott, Fogg, Brian, Phibbs, Pantcheff, Bach, Butterworth, Orr, Somervell, Finzi, Armstrong Gibbs: Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin), Joseph Spooner (cello), Duncan Honeybourne (piano, organ), Rebeca Omordia (piano), Christopher Foster (bass), Kathryn Moseley (piano). The English Music Festival. St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, Leyburn, Yorkshire, 6-8.10.2017. (RBa) Read more

Schubert and Sacconi: a perfect start to a new LCMS season

10/10/2017

Mozart, Dove, Schubert: Sacconi Quartet (Ben Hancox & Hannah Dawson [violins], Robin Ashwell [viola], Cara Berridge [cello]), Kings Place, London, 8.10.2017. (CS)

Sacconi Quartet; photo credit - Clive Barda.

Sacconi Quartet (c) Clive Barda

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