Newest is best:Turner Ensemble at King’s Place, London


Schubert, Poulenc, Fribbins, Beethoven: Turner Ensemble (Ania Safonova  (violin),  Andriy Viytovych (viola), Naomi Williams (cell0), Tony Hougham (double bass), Nick Rodwell (clarinet), Andrea de Flammini (bassoon), Robert Montgomery (French horn)). London Chamber Music Society at King’s Place, London. 15.5.2011 (KC) Read more

Karnéus, van Steen and BBC NOW perform valedictory works by Strauss and Bruckner


Strauss, Bruckner: Katarina Karnéus (mezzo), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Jac van Steen (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 27.5.2011 (GPu) Read more

Sir Colin and LSO Tackle Nielsen’s Eccentricities, Uchida Highlights Beethoven’s Subtlety


Haydn, Beethoven, Nielsen: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 26.5.11 (GDn) Read more

Ligeti’s Études in an intriguing presentation


OUT HEAR, transition_projects, Ligeti: Danny Driver (piano), Andrew Stephen (actor), Netta Jones (direction/video design), Omola Obisesan (video assistant). King’s Place, London 23.5. 2011 (KC) Read more

An exciting new string quartet takes the stage in London


Haydn, Janacek, Beethoven: Evropska Quartet – Rowena Kenally (violin), Adam Hill (violin), Anisa Arslanagic  (viola), Max Ruisi (cello). The Red Hedgehog, Archway Road, London. 23. 4. 2011 (KC)

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Not quite earthshaking:Saporro Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall perfromance


Takemitsu, Bruch, Shostakovich Akiko Suwanai (violin); Sapporo Symphony Orchestra/Tadaaki Otaka. Royal Festival Hall London, 23.5. 2011 (CC) Read more

The Sixteen show continuity of Britain’s choral tradition from Tallis to Tippett.


Tallis, Morley, Gibbons, Byrd, MacMillan, Tippett, Britten: The Sixteen, Harry Christopher (conductor)  St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 24.5.11 (GPu) Read more

Female String Quartet Perform Schubert, Bartok and Mendelssohn with Passion and Confidence


Schubert, Bartok, Mendelssohn: Benyounes Quartet, Zara Benyounes ( violin), Emily Holland (violin), Sara Roberts (viola), Kim Vaughan (cello), Brunswick Methodist Church, Swansea, 21.5.2011 (NHR) Read more

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