Edinburgh International Festival 2013 (7): Clarinet Revelations


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 Edinburgh International Festival 2013 (7). Mozart, Schubert, Glinka, BrahmsNicole Boud (clarinet), Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Jane Gower (bassoon), Sophie Gent (viola), Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano/fortepiano), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 14.8.2013 (SRT) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2013 (5) – Bernarda Fink Recital


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 Edinburgh International Festival 2013 (5) – Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano), Anthony Spiri (piano), Queen’s Hall,  Edinburgh, 23.08.2012 (SRT) Read more

Fidelio at Edinburgh(4): A Worthy Musical Performance Compromised by a Dog’s Breakfast Production






 Edinburgh International Festival 2013 (4) – Beethoven: Fidelio Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opéra de Lyon, Kazushi Ono (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 12.8.2013 (SRT)

Fidelio 1, photo by Bertrand Stofleth

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An Outstanding, Visceral Billy Budd at Glyndebourne


Britten: Billy Budd. Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor) Glyndebourne 10.8.2013 (RB)

Billy Budd-Photo Richard Hubert Smith

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PROM 37:The Urban Classic Prom: But Was It Really a Meeting of Classical and Urban Music?


 PROM 37: Urban Classic Prom: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jules Buckley (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.8.2013 (GDn)


(L-R) Lady Leshurr, Maverick Sabre, Jacob Banks, Jules Buckley, Wretch 32 and Laura Mvula
PHOTO: BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Aspen’s Peter Grimes an Unalloyed Triumph


 Aspen Music Festival (7): Britten, Soloists, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado. 27.7.2013 (HS) Read more

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