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


  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


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

Prom 72: The Philadelphia Orchestra visits the Proms


 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


 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


  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


 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


   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

The London Sinfonietta plays Elliott Carter. A short programme – but not short measure.


 Elliott Carter: London Sinfonietta, Hall Two, Kings Place, 8.9.2011 (MB) Read more

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