Mozart’s Life, Love, and Letters – and his music – provide much to enjoy.

18/09/2011

 Mozart – ‘From the Ridiculous to the Sublime: Mozart’s Life, Love, and Letters’: Lara Melda (piano), Christian Immler (baritone), Ben Griffiths (double bass), Samuel West (narrator), Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon (conductor). HallOne, Kings Place,London. 15.9.2011 (MB) Read more

Mozart: Even second-rate Mozart is first rate music.

15/09/2011

  Mozart: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Hall One, Kings Place, London 14.9.2011 (MB)  Read more

A John Cage Night opens the Southbank Centre’s International Chamber Music Season

14/09/2011

  John Cage Night: Apartment House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 13.9.2011 (Gdn) Read more

Prom 72: The Philadelphia Orchestra visits the Proms

13/09/2011

 Prom 72. Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Ravel: Janine Jansen (violin); Philadelphia Orchestra; Charles Dutoit (conductor). Royal Albert Hall 08/09/2011 (KC) Read more

New 9/11 choral work confronts tensions between Christianity and Islam

12/09/2011

 Richard Blackford, Copland, Barber: Paul Nilon (tenor), Stephen Gadd (baritone), Simon Callow (narrator), Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Gavin Carr (conductor), Town Hall, Cheltenham, 11.9.2011. (RJ) Read more

Prom 74: The Last Night of the Proms 2011, a rather forgettable occasion

11/09/2011

  Prom 74: Last Night Of The Proms 2011, music by Maxwell Davies, Bartók, Wagner, Liszt, Chopin, Britten, Rodgers, Elgar, Arne, and Parry plus arrangements of traditional items: Lang Lang (piano), Susan Bullock (soprano), Jenny Agutter (narrator), The Fanfare Trumpeters of the Household Division, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra,  Edward Gardner. Royal Albert Hall,London, 10.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnson open the 2011/12 Wigmore Hall season, exploring settings of Schiller

11/09/2011

 Friedrich Schiller – Ein Leben in Liedern: Songs by Schubert, Schumann, and Liszt: Christopher Maltman (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 10.9.2011 (MB) Read more

Heady cosmopolitan mix of contemporary music at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

11/09/2011

   Qigang Chen, Metcalf, Bowden, Reich: Gerard McChrystal (soprano saxophone), Oliver Coates (cello), Sound intermedia (sound diffusion),  BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Jean-Michaël Lavoie (conductor), BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 9.9.2011 (Gpu) Read more

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