‘Passion and Despair’: A Promising First Wigmore Hall Recital from Lise Davidsen

11/05/2017

Rosenblatt Recital – Lise Davidsen (soprano): Grieg, Cherubini, Richard Strauss, Verdi, Giordano, Mascagni, Sibelius, Weber and Wagner: James Baillieu (piano), Wigmore Hall, London. 9.5.2017. (JPr)

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Lise Davidsen (soprano) & James Baillieu (piano) (c) Jonathan Rose

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Unmannered and Straightforward Mahler from Salonen and the Philharmonia

10/05/2017

Bartók and Mahler: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 7.5.2017. (GD) Read more

A Magnificent Event. The BBC Promotes a Full-Day Immersion in the Music of Edgard Varèse

10/05/2017

Total Immersion: The Complete Edgard Varèse: Artists included BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor), Guildhall New Music Ensemble / Geoffrey Paterson (conductor), Fulham Symphony Orchestra / Marc Dooley (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 6.5.2017. (AS)

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Edgard Varèse

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An Extraordinary Recital from Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Anthony Romaniuk

09/05/2017

C.P. E. Bach, J. S. Bach, Crumb, Ligeti, Kurtág, Biber, Pandolfi Meali, Sciarrino, Beethoven, Lann: Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin); Anthony Romaniuk (harpsichord/piano) Wigmore Hall, London, 7.5.2017. (CC) Read more

David Cohen and the Carducci Quartet Mix the Familiar with the New

09/05/2017

Haydn, Gordon Crosse, Gavin Higgins, Schubert: David Cohen (cello), Carducci String Quartet (Matthew Denton & Michelle Fleming [violin], Eoin Schmidt-Martin [viola], Emma Denton [cello]), St John’s Smith Square, London, 5.5.2017 (CS)

Photo credit: Tom Barnes.

Photo credit: Tom Barnes.

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The Dartington ensembles perform sombre music by Laura Rossi and Brahms

08/05/2017

Rossi, Brahms: Vanessa Redgrave (narrator), Catherine Hamilton (soprano), Darren Jeffery (bass-baritone), Dartington Community Choir and Dartington Sinfonietta / Simon Capet (conductor), Great Hall, Dartington. 7.5.2017. (PRB)

Dartington Community Choir with Vanessa Redgrave (inset); photo credit - Philip R Buttall.

Dartington Community Choir with Vanessa Redgrave (inset) (c) Philip R Buttall

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Anne-Sophie Mutter Takes Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto By the Scruff of the Neck

08/05/2017

Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 7.5.2017. (CS) Read more

Celebrating the late Peter Reynolds – a Significant Presence in the Musical Life of Wales

08/05/2017

Peter Reynolds (1958-2016): Michael McCartney (guitar), Philip May (piano), Simon Philippo (piano), Melys Wind Quintet (Hannah Scott, flute; Hilary Stavros Ives, oboe; Rowena Mayo, clarinet; Vikki Scanlon, horn; Polly Horton, bassoon). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 31.3.2017. (GPu)

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Peter Reynolds

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