Poetry – and Rhetoric – from Pianist Olli Mustonen

24/05/2012

  Bach, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov: Olli Mustonen (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 20.5.2012 (GPu) Read more

Jessye Norman: The Great American Diva Still Has ‘It’

23/05/2012

  Bernstein, Rodgers, Gershwin, Arlen, Donaldson, Weill, Duke Ellington:  Jessye Norman (soprano); Mark Markham (piano). Royal Festival Hall, London, 21.5.2012 (CC) Read more

A Disappointing First Encounter with Arcadi Volodos

23/05/2012

  Schubert, Brahms, and Liszt: Arcadi Volodos (piano). Royal Festival Hall, London, 22.5.2012 (MB) Read more

Bernard Haitink’s Great Authority in Bruckner

22/05/2012

Bruckner:Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 20.5.2012 (MB) Read more

Magdalena Kožená and Mitsuko Uchida: Superb Recital Partners

22/05/2012

Mahler, Debussy, and Messiaen:Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Dame Mitsuko Uchida (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 20.5.2012 (MB) Read more

Hersch and Diamond Premieres, plus Chihuly’s “Bluebeard”

22/05/2012

Hersch (15.5), Diamond (17.5) and Bartók: Soloists, Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 15 & 17.5.2012 (BJ) Read more

The Arensky Chamber Orchestra’s Impressive Mozart

20/05/2012

Mozart: Andrew Haveron (violin), Andriy Viytovych (viola), Arensky Chamber Orchestra, William Kunhardt (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 19.5.2012 (MB) Read more

Magnificent Mahler from Daniele Gatti

20/05/2012

Mahler, Wagner: Philharmonia Orchestra, Daniele Gatti (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 17.5.2012 (MB) Read more

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