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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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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