Risk-Taking Pays Dividends in Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

11/02/2017

Smetana, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Simon Trpčeski (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Cornelius Meister (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 10.2.2017. (SRT) Read more

Wigglesworth Conjures ‘Super-Charged Performances’ but only the BBC can make the Baritone Audible

11/02/2017

Stravinsky, Wagner, Mahler: Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 9.2.2017. (PCG) Read more

Emerging Young Musicians Shine at Wigmore Hall

10/02/2017

Mozart, Panufnik, Schubert, Françaix: Amy Harman (bassoon); Castalian String Quartet [Sini Simone and Daniel Roberts (violins), Charlotte Bonneton (viola), Christopher Graves (cello]; Laurène Durantel (double bass) Wigmore Hall, London. 7.2.2017. (LB) Read more

Jonas Kaufmann is Not Yet Back to his Best Form in Wagner, But Pappano is

09/02/2017

Wagner, The Jonas Kaufmann Residency: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Karita Mattila (soprano), Eric Halfvarson (bass), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Barbican Hall, London. 8.2.2017. (JPr)

Jonas Kaufmann sings Wagner, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, as part of 'The Kaufmann Residency' in the Barbican Hall on Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Photo by Mark Allan

Jonas Kaufmann, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor) (c) Mark Allan

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A Glorious Sea Symphony from Bournemouth

09/02/2017

Beethoven, Bridge, Vaughan Williams: Ailish Tynan (soprano), Benedict Nelson (baritone), Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / David Hill (conductor), Lighthouse, Poole 8.2.2017. (IL) Read more

Alisa Weilerstein’s Perceptive and Persuasive Survey of the Bach Cello Suites

09/02/2017

Bach: Alisa Weilerstein (cello). St John’s, Smith Square, London, 8.2.2017. (MB) Read more

A Magnificent Performance of Op.132 Crowns the Takács Quartet’s Beethoven Programme

08/02/2017

Beethoven: Takács Quartet [Edward Dusinberre, Károly Schranz (violins); Geraldine Walther (viola); András Fejér (cello)]. Wigmore Hall, London, 6.2.2017. (CC) Read more

Uneven Performances in the Penultimate Instalment of the Chilingirian’s Bartók Cycle

06/02/2017

Mozart, Bartók, Beethoven: Chilingirian Quartet (Levon Chilingirian & Ronald Birks [violin], Susie Mészáros [viola], Stephen Orton [cello]), Kings Place, London 5.2.2017 (CS) Read more

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