A Vital Celebration of Handel’s Irrepressible Solomon

14/10/2018

Handel, Solomon: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 11.10.2018. (CC) Read more

The Best Possible Case Made for Dvořák’s Unfairly Maligned Piano Concerto

12/10/2018

Sibelius, Dvořák, Bartók: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 10.10.2018. (CS)

Karina Canellakis (c) Mathias Bothor

Karina Canellakis (c) Mathias Bothor

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Beginnings and Endings: the Orion Orchestra at Cadogan Hall

11/10/2018

Alpha & Omega – Shostakovich: Orion Orchestra / Toby Purser (conductor), Cadogan Hall, 9.10.2018. (CS)

Shostakovich's First Symphony, 1935 (oil on canvas), Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow/Bridgeman Images

Shostakovich’s First Symphony, 1935 (oil on canvas)
Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Bridgeman Images

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Andris Nelsons’ Mahler Again Disappoints

10/10/2018

Dzenītis, Tchaikovsky, and Mahler: Kristine Opolais (soprano), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 9.10.2018. (MB)

Kristine Opolais (c) Tatyana Vlasova

Kristine Opolais (c) Tatyana Vlasova

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Onyx Brass Explore the Increasingly Permeable Boundary Between Jazz and the Classical

10/10/2018

Simcock, Cottle, Clowes, Walker, Rebello, Skinner – Onyx Brass: Niall Keatley, Alan Thomas (trumpets), Andrew Sutton (horn), Amos Miller (trombone), David Gordon-Shute (tuba). The Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 4.10.2018. (GPu)

Onyx Brass

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A Wide-Ranging Programme of French Baroque Music, Expertly Performed

10/10/2018

Rebel, Rameau, Clérambault, Destouches, de Lalande, Montéclair: Sandrine Piau (soprano), Sebastian Wienand (harpsichord), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Plamena Nikitassova (director/violin). Wigmore Hall, London, 8.10.2018. (CC)

Sandrine Piau (c) Sandrine Expilly/Naïve

Sandrine Piau (c) Sandrine Expilly/Naïve

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Wonderful Zimmermann from Håkan Hardenberger and Andris Nelsons

09/10/2018

Zimmermann and Mahler: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 8.10.2018. (MB)

Andris Nelsons (conductor), Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) & Gewandhausorchester
(c) Mark Allan

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‘For One Brief Shining Moment’ LMTO and a Wonderful Cast Bring Camelot to the Palladium

08/10/2018

LMTO – Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot: Soloists, London Music Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Freddie Tapner (conductor). London Palladium. 6.10.2018. (JPr)

Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of LMTO’s Camelot (c) Lidia Crisafulli

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