A Magical ‘Swansong’ from Sir John Tomlinson

13/12/2016

 Schubert: Sir John Tomlinson (bass), Christopher Glynn (piano). Wigmore Hall, 11.12.2016. (CC) Read more

The Seasons is All About The Music, The Music … and The Music

13/12/2016

Haydn: Abigail Broughton (soprano), James Way (tenor), Julian Chou-Lambert (baritone), Dartington Community Choir and Dartington Sinfonietta / Simon Capet (conductor), Great Hall, Dartington, 11.12.2016.  (PRB)

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Dartington Community Choir (c) Philip R Buttall

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More Outstanding and Challenging Beethoven from Igor Levit

12/12/2016

Beethoven: Igor Levit (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 6.12.2016. (MB) Read more

Listening to the Birds: Reflections on Cardiff’s three day celebration of Messiaen – Part Three

11/12/2016

Messiaen: Rapaela Papadakis (soprano), Cordelia Williams (piano). Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff. 18.11.2016. (GPu)

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Rapaela Papadakis (c) Christina Haldane

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Under the Baton of John Adams the LSO Perform Bartók, Stravinsky, and Adams – with Mixed Results

10/12/2016

Bartók, Stravinsky, Adams: Leila Josefowitz (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / John Adams. Barbican Hall, 8.12. 2016. (CC) Read more

Brahms Bookends Lidström as Ashkenazy Conducts at Oxford

10/12/2016

Brahms and Mats Lidström: Mats Lidström (cello), Oxford Philharmonic / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor), Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 7.12.2016. (CR) Read more

Listening to the Birds: Reflections on Cardiff’s Three-Day Celebration of Messiaen – Part Two

09/12/2016

Messiaen: Concert 3 – Peter Hill (piano), Concert 4 – Cordelia Williams (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff, 17.11.2016. (GPu)

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Peter Hill

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Two Modern Triumphs in Edinburgh but Fortepiano Fails to Convince

09/12/2016

Adès, Grime, Mozart: Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano & director in Mozart), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Duncan Ward (conductor for Adès and Grime), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 8.12.2016. (SRT) Read more

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