Frederic Rzewski’s 80th Birthday is Celebrated at Wigmore Hall

14/04/2018

Frederic Rzewski’s 80th Birthday Concert – Rzewski, Mendelssohn, and Mahler: Igor Levit (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.4.2018. (MB) Read more

A Glowing Range of Orchestral Colours from Stutzmann and RLPO

13/04/2018

Verdi, Dvořák, Wagner & Brahms: Thelma Handy (violin), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Nathalie Stutzmann (conductor), Guild Hall, City of Preston, Lancashire 11.4.2018. (MC) Read more

Hugely Energetic and Committed Performance from Adès and LPO

12/04/2018

Adès, Barry and Stravinsky: Thomas Trotter (organ), Toby Spence (tenor), Dame Kristin Scott Thomas (speaker), Trinity Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Adès (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 11.4.2018. (AS) Read more

Wessex Consort Sings Thomas Hardy Poems at His Family Church Near Dorchester

09/04/2018

[Updated Tuesday 17 April 2018 – Seen and Heard International is sad to report the passing of Graham Stansfield  on Friday 13 April, following a long struggle against cancer, an illness he steadfastly refused to make concessions to. He worked consistently throughout lengthy and often debilitating periods of treatment. Indeed, just six days before he had introduced his latest work – new settings of poems by his beloved Thomas Hardy – at a concert in St Michael’s Stinsford, the Hardy family church, given by the Wessex Consort ensemble he co-founded with conductor Andrew King.]

 Graham Stansfield: Wessex Consort (Vicky Jackson, Alison Gormley, Melissa Stansfield [soprano], Sarah Palfreman-Kay, Natalie Davies [mezzo-soprano], Aino Konkka, Ellie Edmonds [alto], Matt Spillett, Michael Aitkenhead [tenor], Tom Asher, John Twitchen [baritone], Tim Emberson, Andrew Fellowes [bass]), Andrew King (conductor), St Michael’s Church, Stinsford, Dorchester, 7.4.2018. (IL)

Graham Stansfield and Andrew King

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Soulful Introspection from Isserlis

06/04/2018

Britten, Elgar, Rachmaninov: Steven Isserlis (cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 4.4.2018. (CS)

Thomas Dausgaard (c) Thomas Grøndahl

Thomas Dausgaard (c) Thomas Grøndahl

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Llŷr Williams Launches his Beethoven CD Set in Fine Style

05/04/2018

Beethoven:  Llŷr Williams (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 4.4.2018. (AS)

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Evgeny Kissin Excels in Beethoven and Rachmaninov

31/03/2018

Beethoven and Rachmaninov: Evgeny Kissin (piano), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 29.3.2018. (AS) Read more

Welsh Contemporary Evening Features Two World Premieres

30/03/2018

Hoddinott, Mark David Boden, Sarah Lianne Lewis, Michael Berkeley, Guto Puw: Robert Plane (clarinet), BBC National Orchesta of Wales / Jac van Steen (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 28.3.2018. (PCG) Read more

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