Adventures in Understanding Music

30/03/2018

Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach:  Whitgift Chamber Choir, Whitgift Chamber Orchestra, Whitgift Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Cadogan Hall, London. 28.3.2018. (JB) Read more

‘Angel Voices, Ever Singing’: Highly Imaginative Presentation by Rachel Podger and VOCES8

29/03/2018

A Guardian Angel, various composers: Rachel Podger (violin), VOCES8 (Andrea Halsey & Eleonore Cockerham [soprano], Chris Wardle & Barnaby Smith [countertenor], Sam Dressel & Blake Morgan [tenor], Rob Clark [baritone], Jonathan Pacey [bass]), Kings Place, London, 29.3.2018. (CS)

Rachel Podger (c) Theresa Pewal

Rachel Podger (c) Theresa Pewal

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Rafael Payare’s Flamboyant Approach Fails to Communicate Musical Drama

28/03/2018

R. Strauss, Mozart: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Rafael Payare (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London 27.3.2018. (CS)

Rafael Payare (c) Henry Fair

Rafael Payare (c) Henry Fair

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London Winds Demonstrate Emotional Range in Music for Wind Quintet

28/03/2018

Ibert, Barber, Nielsen: London Winds (Philippa Davies [flute], Gareth Hulse [oboe], Michael Collins [clarinet]; Katy Woolley [horn]), The Weston Gallery, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 23.3.2018. (GPu)

Philippa Davies © Katie van Dyke

Philippa Davies © Katie van Dyke

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Thierry Fischer Steps in to Lead Fine Performances of Stravinsky and Britten

26/03/2018

Stravinsky and Bernstein: Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), William Davies (treble), London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Thierry Fischer (conductor), Neville Creed (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 24.3.2018. (AS)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (c) Marco Borggreve

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (c) Marco Borggreve

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Debussy’s Centenary Anniversary Celebrated in Cardiff

25/03/2018

Debussy, Mozart, Messiaen: Steven Osborne (piano), Ladies of RWCMD Chamber Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Jac van Steen (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 23.3.2018. (PCG) Read more

Ashkenazy Showcases a Variety of ‘Voices of Revolution’

25/03/2018

Mosolov, Prokofiev, Glière, ‘Voices of Revolution: Workers & The State’: Bezhod Abduraimov (piano), Nadezhda Gulitskaya (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 22.3.2018. (MB) Read more

Finding a Pianistic Voice

23/03/2018

Scarlatti, Haydn, Bacewicz, Chopin: Filip Michalak (piano), The Keyboard Charitable Trust at Steinway Hall, London. 21.3.2018 (JB)

Filip Michalak

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