Herbert Blomstedt’s Beethoven 7 is One of the Finest Again

29/05/2017

Brahms, Beethoven: Martin Helmchen (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 25.5.2017. (GD)

Herbert Blomstedt: photo credit - Martin Lengemann.

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Martin Lengemann

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Nicholas Daniel and Friends Provide an Oboe Aficionado’s Dream

27/05/2017

Nicholas Daniel and Friends (Faculty Artist Series): Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Leslie Howard (piano), Katya Apekisheva (piano), Charles Owen (piano), musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 25.05.2017 (CS) Read more

Thomas Søndergård Has a Most Galvanising Impact on the RSNO

27/05/2017

Sibelius, Mahler, Beethoven: Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 26.5.2017. (SRT) Read more

Songs by Vaughan Williams Enhanced by Sensitive Orchestrations

26/05/2017

Chipping Campden Festival [2] – Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius: Roderick Williams (baritone); Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra / Thomas Hull (conductor), St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 25.5.2017 (JQ)

Chipping

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Are Six Pianos Better than One? Contemporary Works Make the Case in Cardiff

26/05/2017

Vale of Glamorgan Festival [1] – Grand Band: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell (pianos). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 23.5.2017. (PCG) Read more

Sakari Oramo’s Stunning Account of Turangalîla-symphonie

26/05/2017

Messiaen: Steven Osborne (piano), Cynthia Miller (ondes Martinot), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 24.5.2017. (AS)  Read more

A Fine and Insightful Performance of Die schöne Müllerin

25/05/2017

Chipping Campden Music Festival [1] – Schubert: Roderick Williams (baritone); Iain Burnside (piano). St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 24.5.2017. (JQ)

Chipping

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Iván Fischer’s Fascinating Illumination of Bartók’s Musical Roots

25/05/2017

Bartók: Márta Sebastyén (folk singer) with István Kádár (folk violin), András Szabó (folk viola); Zsolt Fejérvári (folk double-bass), Ildikó Komlósi (mezzo-soprano – Judith); Krisztián Cser (bass – Duke Bluebeard); Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor, speaker). Royal Festival Hall, London, 23.5.2017. (CC) Read more

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