The Civilisation of Song on a Sunday Morning

06/03/2012

  Britten, Ravel, Rodrigo, Roussel, Walton: Gail Pearson (soprano), Andrew Smith (piano). Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 4.3.2012. (GPu) Read more

Impressive Wigmore Hall Debut by Anna Prohaska

05/03/2012

 Song of the Sirens: Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 4.3.2011 (MB) Read more

Uchida Evokes Early 20th Century Vienna in Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto

04/03/2012

 Brahms Schoenberg Beethoven: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra/ Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)Royal Festival Hall 1.March.2012 (RB) Read more

Perfectly Programmed Concert Ranges from Couperin to Adès

04/03/2012

 Couperin, Couperin (arr. Adès), Adès and Stravinsky: Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Britten Sinfonia/Thomas Adès (conductor and piano). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 27.2.12 (CC) Read more

Ibragimova Shines in Vivaldi and Biber

01/03/2012

  Biber, Bach, Vivaldi: Academy of Ancient Music, Alina Ibragimova (violin and director), Wigmore Hall, London 29.Feb.2012 (Gdn) Read more

BBCSO: Northern Music with Warmth

28/02/2012

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Kirill Karabits (conductor), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London, 24.2.2012 (RRR) Read more

RSNO’s Franco-Scottish Concert Fails to Impress

27/02/2012

Berlioz, Canteloube, Franck: Lisa Milne (soprano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Fabien Gabel (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 24.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

Orchestra from Shakespeare’s Home Town Displays Swan-Like Qualities

27/02/2012

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Mozart: Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Orchestra of the Swan / David Curtis (conductor, Town Hall, Cheltenham, 24.Feb.2011. (RJ) Read more

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