Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra’s Superb Account of Ives’ Second Symphony

08/08/2018

BBC PROM 31 – Bernstein, Gershwin, Ives: Inon Barnatan (piano), Minnesota Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.8.2018. (CC)

Minnesota Orchestra & Osmo Vänskä (conductor) (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Cultured and Technically Adept Chamber Music from the Navarra Quartet

08/08/2018

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Lake District Summer Music – Haydn, Britten, Schubert: Navarra Quartet (Magnus Johnston, Marije Johnston, Rebecca Jones, Brian O’Kane), St. Thomas’s Church, Kendal, Cumbria, 6.8.2018. (MC)

Navarra Quartet

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Very Uneven Contemporary Responses to Bach in ‘The Brandenburg Project’

06/08/2018

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PROMS 29 and 30 – ‘The Brandenburg Project’: Bach, Turnage, Hillborg, Caine, Neuwirth, Dean, and Mackey: Fiona Kelly, Claire Chase (flutes), Per Gross, Katarina Wiedell (recorders), Lisa Almberg, Daniel Burstedt, Mårten Larsson (oboes), Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Göran Hülphers, Terése Larsson (horns), Pekka Kuusisto, Antje Weithaas (violins), Brett Dean, Tabea Zimmermann (violas), Maya Beiser (cello), Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Uri Caine (piano), Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2018. (MB)

Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) & Swedish Chamber Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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The NYO’s Prom Shows the Sheer Joy of Music-Making

06/08/2018

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BBC PROM 28 – Mussorgsky, Benjamin, Ravel, Ligeti, Debussy: Tamara Stefanovich (piano), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / George Benjamin (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 5.8.2018. (CS)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with Sir George Benjamin (conductor)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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A Distinguished Conclusion to the Three Choirs Festival

05/08/2018

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Three Choirs Festival [6] – Vaughan Williams, Parry, Brahms: Elizabeth Watts (soprano); Matthew Brook (bass) Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 4.8.2018. (JQ)

Thre Choirs Festival (c) Ash Mills

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A Real Haydn Treat to Open the Edinburgh International Festival 2018

05/08/2018

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Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [2] – The Opening Concert, Haydn: Sarah Tynan (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), National Youth Choir of Scotland (director – Christopher Bell), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 4.8.2018. (SRT) Read more

Scotland’s Favourite Soloist, Nicola Benedetti, Opens EIF’s Queen’s Hall Series

04/08/2018

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Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [1] – Vivaldi & Telemann: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (director/harpsichord), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 4.8.2018. (SRT) Read more

Lili Boulanger’s Magnificent and Profound Musical Cri de Coeur Caps a Splendid TCF Concert.

04/08/2018

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Three Choirs Festival [5] – Stravinsky, Walton, Ravel, Boulanger: Anna Harvey (mezzo-soprano); Magnus Walker (tenor); Timothy Ridout (viola) Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 3.8.2018. (JQ)

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Adrian Partington conducting at the Three Choirs Festival,
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