A Dynamic and Arresting Recital by the Pacifica Quartet

14/03/2017

Haydn, Shostakovich, Ravel: Pacifica Quartet (Simin Ganatra & Sigurbjörn Bernhardsson [violins], Masumi Per Rostad [viola], Brandon Vamos [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 10.3.2017. (CS) Read more

Benedetti’s Bruch Concerto has Blissful Serenity and Great Peace

12/03/2017

Debussy, Bruch, Beethoven: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 10.3.2017. (SRT) Read more

From 3 to 5 to 6: Outstanding Chamber Music from the Gould Piano Trio and Friends

12/03/2017

Rachmaninov, Mozart, Tchaikovsky:  Gould Piano trio (Lucy Gould, violin;  Benjamin Frith, piano; Alice Neary, cello), David Adams (viola), Rosie Biss (cello), Cerys Jones (violin), Rebecca Jones (viola). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 18.2.2017. (GPu) Read more

The First Concert of the Hallé Elgar Festival is a Real Delight

12/03/2017

Elgar: Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano), Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 9.3.2017. (MC) Read more

When in Rome – a Long-Delayed UK Premiere of Wolf-Ferrari’s Violin Concerto

12/03/2017

Wagner, Wolf-Ferrari, Respighi, Mendelssohn: Francesca Dego (violin),, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham. 8.3.2017. (RBa) Read more

A Thoroughly Enjoyable Concert by the Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra

10/03/2017

Shostakovich, Haydn, Bruch, Popper, Gulda, Piazzolla: Alexandra Stychkina (piano), Danielle Akta (cello), Denis Shulgin (violin), Lev Lomdin (violin), Georgy Tsay (violin), Evgeny Stambolsky (violin), Nikita Vlasov (accordion), Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra / Vladimir Spivakov (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 8.2.2017. (RB) Read more

Parisian Élan in Baroque and Classical Guises from the SCO

10/03/2017

‘The Paris Concert’: Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Laurence Cummings (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 9.3.2017. (SRT) Read more

A Lacklustre Philharmonia Concert Despite Rafael Payare’s Best Efforts

10/03/2017

Prokofiev and Rachmaninov: Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Rafael Payare (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 9.3.2017. (AS) Read more

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