Numinous Sibelius Playing Steals the Show in Cardiff

12/02/2012

Sibelius, Elgar:  Akiko Suwanai (violin), Jane Irwin(mezzo), BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC Welsh National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 10.2.2012 (GPu) Read more

A New Concerto from Bringuier and the BBCSO

11/02/2012

  Dvorak, Saunders, Tchaikovsky: Carolin Widmann (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lionel Bringuier (conductor), Barbican, London, 10.2.2012 (GDn) Read more

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

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