Magnificent Mahler at the Oxford Lieder Festival



Oxford Lieder Festival [5] Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Birgid Steinberger (soprano), Stephan Loges (bass-baritone), Sholto Kynoch (piano). St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford. 28.10.2017. (CR) Read more

Devon Baroque’s ‘Musical Battles, and the Trumpet, Naturally…’


Falconieri, Telemann, Fasch, Torelli, Biber: Devon Baroque, Russell Gilmour (natural trumpet), Persephone Gibbs (director/violin), Andrew Wilson-Dickson (director/harpsichord). Great Hall, Dartington, 29.10.2017. (PRB)

Devon Baroque with Russell Gilmour inset - credit Philip R Buttall

Devon Baroque with Russell Gilmour (inset) (c) Philip R Buttall

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Lise Davidsen’s Powerful Voice Impresses in the Wexford Festival Opera’s Medea



Wexford Festival Opera 2017 [3] – Cherubini, Medea: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Stephen Barlow (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 28.10.2017. (JMI)


Medea (c) Wexford Festival Opera

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A Variable – and Over-Long – Soirée from the Nash Ensemble


Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Chabrier, Saint-Saëns: Patricia Routledge (reciter), Nash Ensemble (Ian Brown & Simon Crawford-Phillips [piano], Lucy Wakeford [harp], Stephanie Gonley & Michael Gurevich [violin], Lawrence Power [viola], Adrian Brendel [cello], Graham Mitchell [double bass], Philippa Davies [flute], Richard Hosford [clarinet], Chris Brannick [percussion], Wigmore Hall, London, 28.10.2017. (CS) Read more

Khatia Buniatishvili Sparks a Revelatory LSO Concert


Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 29.10.2017. (CS) Read more

Dazzling Russian Music Fare by the Oxford Philharmonic


Rachmaninov and Shostakovich: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Oxford Philharmonic / Mario Papadopoulos (conductor), Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 26.10.2017. (CR) Read more

A Rewarding Recital from Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen


Prokofiev, Mustonen, Kabalevsky: Steven Isserlis (cello); Olli Mustonen (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 29.10.2017. (CC)

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BBC Philharmonic’s Afternoon Tonal Silk and Satin in Salford Quays


Delius, Beethoven, Sibelius: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano), BBC Philharmonic / Rory Macdonald (conductor), BBC Philharmonic Studio. MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, 27.10.2017. (RBa) Read more

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