2016 Verdi Festival Opens with Don Carlo



Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini/Daniel Oren (conductor), Teatro Regio Di Parma, Parma. 5.10.2016. (RP)


Marianne Cornetti as Princess Eboli in Don Carlo (c) Teatro Regio di Parma

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Alfred Brendel and Dénes Várjon Offer Rather Different Views of the Liszt Piano Sonata



London International Piano Festival – Liszt: Alfred Brendel (speaker), Dénes Várjon (piano). Hall One, Kings Place, 7.10.2016. (MB) Read more

Mismatch of Performers and Venue Robs Interesting Concert of a Little of its Gloss



Vivaldi, Caldara, Torelli:  Adrian Chandler (violin), Peter Whelan (bassoon), La Serenissima. Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 1.10.2016. (GPu)

La Serenissima: photo credit - Eric Richmond.

La Serenissima: photo credit – Eric Richmond.

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The Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio Bring Star Quality to the Roman River Music Festival


Roman River Music Festival 2016 – Brahms, Ravel and Turnage: Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio (Nicola Benedetti [violin], Leonard Elschenbroich [cello], Alexei Grynyuk [piano]), All Saints Church, Fordham, Essex, 28.9.2016. (JPr)


Nicola Benedetti (violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello) & Alexei Grynyuk (piano) (c) Mark McNulty

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The Exotic Music of the Indian Subcontinent Comes to London



Darbar Festival 2016 – Vocal Carnatic and Hindustani music: Aruna Sairam (carnatic vocal); Jayanthi Kumaresh Saraswati (veena); Jyotsna Srikanth (carnatic violin); Venkatesh Balaraman (mridangam); Dr S Karthick (ghatam); Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra (khayal vocals); Pandit Kumar Bose (tabla); Dharamnath Mishra (harmonium). Royal Festival Hall, London, 17.9.2016. (CC) Read more

Daniel Barenboim’s Memorable Elgar Closes Musikfest Berlin 2016



Musikfest Berlin 2016 [9] – Elgar: Andrew Staples (tenor), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Hampson (baritone), Staatsopernchor, RIAS Kammerchor, Konzertchor und Jugendchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Staatskapelle Berlin/Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 19.9.2016. (JQ)


Catherine Wyn-Rogers and Daniel Barenboim (c) Holger Kettner

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John Adams Conducts German Premiere of his Dramatic Scheherazade.2



Musikfest Berlin 2016 [8] John Adams: Leila Josefowicz (violin), Berliner Philharmoniker/John Adams (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2016. (MC)


John Adams (c) Chris Bennion

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Setting Brings Special Atmosphere to Lammermuir Music Festival



Lammermuir Festival [1] 2016 – MacMillan, Whitacre, Vivaldi: National Youth Choir of Scotland /Christopher Bell (conductor),  St Michael’s Church, Inveresk, 17.9.2016

Lammermuir Festival [2] 2016Debussy & Mussorgsky: Steven Osborne (piano), Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton, 17.9.2016 (SRT) Read more

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