Less is More for Lawrence Renes, LPO and Bruckner’s Eighth


Bruckner: London Philharmonic Orchestra / Lawrence Renes (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 4.11.2017. (Y-JH)


Lawrence Renes (c) Mats Backer

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Karl-Heinz Steffens Conducts the Philharmonia’s Romantic Masterspieces


Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms: Esther Yoo (violin); Philharmonia Orchestra / Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 2 .11.2017. (Y-JH)


Esther Yoo (c) Mark Cocksedge

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From Consonance to Atonality and Back in Four Viennese Steps


Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Marx: Claire Booth (soprano), BBC Philharmonic / Simone Young (conductor). BBC Philharmonic Studio, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, 1.11.2017. (RBa) Read more

An Eclectic Programme from Scottish CO – Rautavaara, Vasks, Respighi, and Copland


Rautavaara, Vasks, Respighi, Copland: Maxim Rysanov (viola), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Olari Elts (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 02.11.2017. (SRT) Read more

Standing Ovation for Vondráček’s Thunderous Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto


Glinka, Kalinnikov, Rachmaninov: Lukás Vondráček (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kees Bakels (conductor). Lighthouse, Poole, 1.11.2017. (IL) Read more

Elder and the Hallé Breathe New Life into Old Warhorses


Ravel, Debussy, Mussorgsky/Ravel: Sergio Castello-Lopez (clarinet), Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 1.11.2017. (PCG) Read more

Barry Wordsworth proves a Sure-Footed Guide to English Classics


Vaughan Williams, Ireland and Elgar: Mark Bebbington (piano), Duncan Riddell (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 1.11.2017. (AS) Read more

A Colourful Exploration of Musical Istanbul and the Near East


Istanbul – Dimitrie Cantemir: The Book of the Science of Music: Hespèrion XXI / Jordi Savall (lyra/viol/director), Wigmore Hall, London 29.10.2017. (CC) Read more

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