Schmaltzy Wallace, Thrilling Strauss and Lustrous Elgar from RSNO

11/02/2012

 Wallace, Strauss, Elgar: Tasmin Little (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 3.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

City of London Sinfonia Tribute to Scott of the Antarctic

10/02/2012

Vaughan Williams, Cecilia McDowell: Robert Murray (tenor) Katherine Watson (soprano) Hugh Bonneville (narrator)City of London Sinfonia & Ladies of the Holst Singers Stephen Layton (conductor) , Symphony Hall, Birmingham 3.2.2012 (CT) Read more

A Cheltenham Commemoration of Scott of the Antarctic

09/02/2012

  Conquering the Antarctic:  Hugh Bonneville (narrator), Robert Murray (tenor), Katherine Watson (soprano), Bath Camerata & Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir (female voices), City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor). Cheltenham Town Hall  8.2.2012 (JQ) Read more

Nézet-Séguin’s Unconvincing Substitute Finale to Bruckner’s Ninth

09/02/2012

  Bruckner:  Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choirs/ Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) Royal Festival Hall, London, 5.2.2012. (GD)   Read more

Thrilling Virtuosity from Marc-André Hamelin

08/02/2012

  Haydn, Stockhausen, Villa-Lobos, Liszt: Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Wigmore Hall, London 6.2.2012 (RB)

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Jiří Bĕlohlávek Takes Leave of BBC Orchestra with Dvořák Opera

07/02/2012

Dvořák Jakobín:  (sung in Czech, with English surtitles). Soloists, BBC Singers, Trinity Boys’ Choir & Old Palace Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jiří Bĕlohlávek (concuctor), Barbican Hall, London, 4.2.2012. (CC) Read more

Accomplishment and Promise from The Benyounes Quartet

07/02/2012

 Haydn, Brahms: The Benyounes Quartet: Zara Benyounes, Emily Holland (violin), Sara Roberts (viola) Kim Vaughan (cello). Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 5.2.12. (GP) Read more

Grandeur and Bleakness in Mark Padmore’s Winterreise

07/02/2012

Schubert, Winterreise: Mark Padmore (tenor), Paul Lewis (piano), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 6.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

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