Rodolphus Choir Bridges Gap between Christmas and Epiphany


Elgar, Warlock, Poulenc, Cornelius, Bednall, Chivers, Parry et al.: Rodolphus Choir, Ralph Allwood/conductor, Cheltenham College Chapel, 2.1.2012. (RJ) Read more

John Lubbock’ Delightful ‘Messiah’ Banishes the December Blues


Handel: Messiah: Hannah Davey (soprano), Roderick Morris (counter-tenor), John Pierce (tenor), David Pike (baritone), OSJ Voices (chorus master: Jeremy Jackman), Orchestra of St John’s, John Lubbock (conductor). Hall One, Kings Place, London, 22.12. 2011 (MB) Read more

Danish Company, ‘Republique’ Brings Vibrant Bollywood to London’s South Bank


Grabowski: The Bollywood Trip, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. 13. 12. 2011 (CC)

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Jukka-Pekka Saraste Conducts Kurtág, Bartok, and Sibelius’s Two Last Symphonies.


Bartok, Kurtág and Sibelius: Hiromi Kikuchi (violin), Ken Hakii (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 16.12.2011 (CG) Read more

Alistair Dixon and Chapelle du Roi at the ‘Christmas Festival’ at St John’s, Smith Square


Byrd, Fayrfax, Sheppard, Tallis, and Victoria:Chapelle du Roi, Alistair Dixon (director). St John’s, Smith Square, London, 17.12.2011 (MB) Read more

The Emperor’s New Clothes: Colin Davis’ Nielsen-Beethoven Cycle


Haydn, Nielsen, Beethoven: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor) with Lucy Hall (soprano) and Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), Barbican Hall, London, 11.12.2011 (CC) Read more

Quatuor Ebène Rocks Wigmore Hall


Prokofiev, Debussy, Brahms :Quatuor Ébène: Pierre Colombet, Gabriel Le Magadure (violins), Mathieu Herzog (viola), Raphaël Merlin (violoncello), Wigmore Hall, London, 12.12.2011 (MB) Read more

Two Views of Belshazzar’s Feast


 Britten, Sibelius, and Walton: Gerald Finley (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 10.12.2011 (CG) Read more

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