Celebratory Brilliance and Gentle Introspection in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

13/12/2011

Bach:Christmas Oratorio (parts 1, 3, 5 & 6: Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, Richard Egarr (conductor/harpsichord), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 1.12.2011 (SRT) Read more

Entrancing Christmas Berlioz in Cardiff

12/12/2011

Berlioz, L’enfance du Christ: Anna Stephany (mezzo), Barry Banks (tenor), Mathew Brook (bass-baritone), Henry Waddington (bass),  BBC National Chorus of Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Chamber Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thierry Fischer (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 9.12.11 (GPu) Read more

Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts the Philharmonia – With Mixed Results

12/12/2011

Dukas, Ravel, Falla, and Debussy: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.12.2011 (MB) Read more

Heartwarming Performance on a Stormy Evening from Lancashire Sinfonietta

12/12/2011

Vivaldi, Handel, J. S. Bach, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn: Sarah Whewell (flute), Eleanor Hudson (harp), Lancashire Sinfonietta/Andrew Watkinson (violin), Christmas Candlelight Concerto series, United Reformed Church, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire, 08.12.2011 (MC) Read more

The Choir of St John’sCollege, Cambridge: More Interesting in Purcell Than in Seasonal Music

10/12/2011

  Purcell et al.: Soloists, Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, St John’s Sinfonia, Andrew Nethsingha (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 9.12.2011 (MB) Read more

A Variable Recital by Khatia Buniatishvili at the Wigmore Hall

10/12/2011

  Bach, Liszt, Schubert, Chopin, Prokofiev. Khatia Buniatishvili (piano). Wigmore Hall, London. 6.12.2011 (RB) Read more

Vladimir Jurowski Makes a Good Case for an Early Bruckner Symphony

10/12/2011

  Pintscher, Beethoven, Bruckner: Lars Vogt (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimer Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.11.2011 (GDn) Read more

Beleca Quartet Play Beethoven in a Programme Both Varied and Variegated

05/12/2011

 Beethoven: Belcea Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London, 1.12.2011 (MB)
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