Triumphant New Semi-staged Production of Bartok’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle


  Debussy, Janáček, Bartók: Michelle DeYoung (Judith), Sir John Tomlinson (Bluebeard), Juliet Stevenson (narrator), Nick Hillel (director), Philharmonia Orchestra,  Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham 21.10.2011 Read more

Parish Music: International Mix from Latin America and Premiere of US Work


Samuel Barber, Javier Alvarez, Silvestre Revueltas, David Stock, Miguel del Aguila: Santiago Quartet, Beckford Parish Church, Worcestershire. 22.10.11(RJ) Read more

Clarity and Transparency in Thierry Fischer’s Reading of Beethoven’s Pastoral


  Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven: Peter Wispelwey (cello), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 22.10.2011 (SRT) Read more

Nicely shaped Prokofiev and Haydn from Søndergård and Clein


   Ravel, Haydn, ProkofievNatalie Clein (cello), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.10.2011 (SRT) Read more

Markus Stenz Excels In an All-Too-Rare London Appearance


 Mozart, Turnage, Strauss: Lawrence Power (viola), Markus Stenz (conductor), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, 19. 10. 2011 (GDn) Read more

London Philharmonic and Nézet-Séguin Pay Tribute to Sir Thomas Beecham


 Weber, Mozart, Schubert: Aldo Ciccolini (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra,Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London. 12.10.2011 (GD) Read more

Florilegium and Elin Manahan Thomas Celebrate Scope of Vivaldi’s Music


 VivaldiElin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Florilegium: Ashley Solomon (flute, director), Bojan Čičić, Huw Daniel, Andrea Jones (violin), Malgorzata Ziemkiewicz (viola), Christopher Poffley (cello), Carina Cosgrave (bass), Terence Charlston (harpsichord, organ), Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 18.10.2011 (GPu) Read more

Douglas and Moscow Philharmonic Do Justice to Youthful Rachmaninov Works


 Mussorgsky (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov), Rachmaninov: Barry Douglas (piano), Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra/Yuri Simonov (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 18.10.2011 (MC) Read more

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