Welter & Mystery: BBC Welsh Chorus and Orchestra Shine in Late Romantic Works

22/01/2017

Mahler, Bruckner: BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor): BBC National Chorus of Wales / Adrian Partington (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 20.1.2017. (PCG) Read more

Joshua Bell and the ASMF: Wonderful Music-Making – and Smiles All Round!

21/01/2017

Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Joshua Bell (director/violin), Cadogan Hall, London, 19.1.2017. (CS) Read more

Illuminating Bach from Butt and his Dunedin Consort

21/01/2017

J.S. Bach: Dunedin Consort/John Butt (director & keyboards), Emily Mitchell (soprano), Meg Bragle (alto), Nicholas Mulory (tenor), Jonathan Sells (bass), Katy Bircher (flute), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 20.1.2017. (SRT) Read more

The Liverpool Philharmonic offer some fine French music in Preston

21/01/2017

Liszt, Mozart, Ravel & Dukas: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor), Guild Hall, Preston, 15.1.2017. (MC) Read more

Technical Excellence and Uncomplicated Enjoyment from the Galliard Ensemble

20/01/2017

Ferenc Farkas, Gustav Holst, Luciano Berio: Galliard Ensemble (Kathryn Thomas, flute; Owen Dennis, oboe; Katherine Spencer, clarinet; Richard Bayliss, horn; Helen Storey, bassoon). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 13.1.2017. (GP) Read more

Uninspiring Mozart, Dazzling Ravel – Mixed Results from Paul Lewis and the Liverpool Phil

17/01/2017

Liszt, Mozart, Saint-Saëns & Ravel: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor), Guild Hall, City of Preston, 15.1.2017 (MC) Read more

Good Chemistry Between the Philharmonia and Domingo Hindoyan

17/01/2017

Wagner, Prokofiev, Beethoven: Michael Barenboim (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, 14.1.2017. (CS)

Michael Barenboim; photo credit - Janine Escher.

Michael Barenboim (c) Janine Escher.

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Simon Rattle Leads an Outstanding Concert Performance of Le grand macabre

15/01/2017

Ligeti – Le grand macabre: Soloists, London Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 14.1.2017. (MB)

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Audrey Luna (Gepopo), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) and London Symphony Orchestra (c) John Phillips/Getty Images

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