Accomplished but Understated Singing from Henk Neven

27/10/2015

Oxford Lieder Festival – Mendelssohn, Schumann, & Brahms: Henk Neven (baritone), Imogen Cooper (piano): Holywell Music Room, Oxford 26.10.2015. (CR) Read more

Lightness and Optimism in Carroll’s Playing of Elgar Cello Concerto

20/10/2015

 Swansea Festival 2015 – Wagner, Elgar, Beethoven: Thomas Carroll (cello), Dresden Philharmonic /  Michael Sanderling (conductor), Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 17.10.2015. (NR) Read more

Lammermuir Festival Provides Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places

20/09/2015

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Gibbons: Tenebrae, Phantasm, St Mary’s Church, Haddington;

Debussy & Ligeti: Danny Driver (piano), Holy Trinity Church, Haddington, 19.09.2015 (SRT) Read more

All the Fun of the Last Night of the Proms

14/09/2015

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Jonas Kaufmann at The Last Night of the Proms 2015
(c) Chris Christodoulou

  Prom 76, Last Night of the Proms: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Danielle de Niese (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 12.9.2015 (RB)  Read more

Lucerne Festival (7) – Swiss Mightily Impressed by Rattle’s Gerontius

14/09/2015

Elgar, The Dream of GerontiusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Proms Youth Choir, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne 13.9.2014 (JR) Read more

Rattle’s Wonderful Gerontius at the Proms Lacks Dramatic Impact

12/09/2015

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Prom 75 – Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London. 11.9.2015 (JPr)

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
in The Dream of Gerontius (c) BBC&Chris Christodoulou

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Sterling Endeavours from SWR Sinfonieorchester and Roth in Challenging Concert

12/09/2015

Wyschnegradsky, Haas, Schoenberg: Klaus Steffes-Holländer, Matan Porat, Florian Hoelscher, Julia Vogelsänger, Akiko Okabe, Christoph Grund (pianos), SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg/François-Xavier Roth, Berlin Musikfest 2015, Philharmonie, Berlin 7.9.2015 (MC)

©PHOTOPQR/LE DAUPHINE/Jean Francois SOUCHET - LA COTE SAINT ANDRE  LE 25/08/2012 - LA 19e EDITION DU FESTIVAL BERLIOZ. L ORCHESTRE "LES SIECLES"  EST DIRIGE PAR FRANCOIS-XAVIER ROTH. (MaxPPP TagID: maxpeopleworld005143.jpg) [Photo via MaxPPP]

François-Xavier Roth
©PHOTOPQR/LE DAUPHINE/Jean Francois Souchet

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Emerson Bring Together Beethoven and the Second Viennese School

12/09/2015

Beethoven, Webern, Berg, Schoenberg: Emerson Quartet, Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Berlin Musikfest 2015, Kammermusiksaal, Berlin 10.9.2015 (MC)

Emerson String Quartet (Berliner Festspiele | Musikfest Berlin 2015)

Emerson String Quartet (c) Liza Mazzucco

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