A St John Passion Far Greater than the Sum of its Parts

20/03/2019

Bach, Johannes-Passion: Reinoud Van Mechelen (Evangelist), Rachel Redmond (soprano), Jess Dandy (contralto), Anthony Gregory (tenor), Renato Dolcini (bass-baritone, Pilate), Alex Rosen (bass, Jesus). Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (harpsichord/director). Barbican Hall, 19.3.2019. (CC)

William Christie

William Christie

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Assurance and Freshness in a Rewarding RWCMD Programme from London Winds

18/03/2019

Damase, Hindemith, Poulenc: London Winds (Philippa Davies [flute], Gareth Hulse [oboe] Michael Collins [clarinet] Richard Watkins [horn] Sarah Burnett [bassoon]), Catherine Milledge (piano). Dora Stouzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 15.3.2019 (GPu)

Philippa Davies (c) Katie van Dyke

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A Highly Rewarding Programme from the Heath Quartet

18/03/2019

Haydn, Ligeti, and Beethoven: Heath Quartet (Oliver Heath, Sara Wolstenholme [violins], Gary Pomeroy [viola], Christopher Murray [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 16.3.2019 (MB)

The Heath Quartet (c) Sussie Ahlburg

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Barbara Hannigan Makes a Diverse Programme Cohere Through Musicianship and Sheer Personality

18/03/2019

Ligeti, Haydn, Berg, Gershwin (arr. Hannigan and Elliot): Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor), London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Hall, London, 17.3.2019. (CS)

Barbara Hannigan (c) Elmer de Haas

Barbara Hannigan (c) Elmer de Haas

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Haitink Coaxes Folkish Dvořák and Serene Mahler from the LSO at the Barbican

17/03/2019

Dvořák and Mahler: Isabelle Faust (violin), Sally Matthews (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 14.3.2019. (JPr)

Bernard Haitink (c) Mark Allan

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Richly Rewarding Wigmore Hall Recital from Janine Jansen and Alexander Gavrylyuk

14/03/2019

Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Brahms and Franck: Janine Jansen (violin), Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 12.3.2019. (AS)

Janine Jansen

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Maurizio Pollini’s Royal Festival Hall Recital Betrays Declining Powers

14/03/2019

Chopin, Debussy: Maurizio Pollini (piano), Royal Festival Hall, London, 12.3.2019. (CC)

Maurizio Pollini

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Lauren Zhang’s Thrilling Return to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

13/03/2019

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Opening Festival – Beethoven Ravel and Chopin: Lauren Zhang (piano), Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, 12.3.2019. (CP)

Lauren Zhang

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