Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra Recover from a Shockingly Bad Start


Rimsky-Korsakov and StravinskyKristóf Baráti (violin), Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 9.10.2017. (AS) Read more

Musical Riches in a Recital for Solo Violin by Benjamin Baker


Ysaye and Paganini: Benjamin Baker (violin), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 6.10.2017. (GPu) Read more

Dramatic and Colourful Playing from the RLPO under Vasily Petrenko


Korngold, Delius, Respighi, & Stravinsky: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Guild Hall, Preston, 8.10.2017. (MC)


Vasily Petrenko (c) Mark McNulty

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Basel SO Deliver Beautiful, Full-Bodied Accounts of Busoni, Saint-Saëns, and Beethoven


Busoni, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven: Sol Gabetta (cello), Basel Symphony Orchestra, Ivor Bolton (conductor), Usher Hall, 7.10.2017. (SRT) Read more

Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra on Fine Form at Cadogan Hall


Rimsky-Korsakov and Stravinsky: Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 8.10.2017. (AS) Read more

Santtu-Matias Rouvali Makes His Mark Energetically with the Philharmonia


Kabalevsky, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 4.10.2017. (CS)


Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

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Janine Jansen’s Intense Britten and Semyon Bychkov’s Visceral Mahler with the LSO


Britten and Mahler: Janine Jansen (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor) Barbican Hall, London, 5.10.2017. (JPr)

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Semyon Bychkov (c) WDR/Sheila Rock

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Apollo’s Fire in a Glimpse of the Ancient Middle East


Israel & Egypt: A Multicultural Celebration: Amanda Powell (soprano), Members of Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, 1.10.2017. (MSJ)

Apollo's Fire.Akron Art Museum

Front row, from left: Jeanette Sorrell, Allison Monroe, Jeffrey Strauss, Amanda Powell
Back row, from left, Luke Conklin, Dylan Moffitt (c) Apollo’s Fire

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