Top-Rank Singers Bring Emotional Power to Mozart’s Figaro

18/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (10) – Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor & director), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 16.8.2015 (SRT)

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The Marriage of Figaro
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“Die Entführung” at the Proms – Too Beautiful for Our Ears…and Too Many Notes?

16/08/2015

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Prom 39: Mozart,  Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Robin Ticciati (conductor) – Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.08.2015 (MMB) Read more

Big Blocks of Contrast in Macmillan’s New Percussion Concerto

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (8) – MacMillan & Sibelius: Colin Currie (percussion), Anna Larsson (contralto), Jukka Rasilainen (baritone), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, RSNO Chorus, Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Concert Performance of The Rake’s Progress Feels Operatic

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (6) – Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (concert performance): Royal Conservatoire Voices, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, 12.8.2015 (SRT)

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Aspen 12: Sultry Piazzola, Brake Drums and Flower Pots, and Scriabin’s Influence

16/08/2015

Aspen Music Festival (12): Byne, Donatoni, Glass, Harrison, Mosolov, Piazzola, Protopopov, Roslavets, Rouse, Scriabin, Xenakis: Soloists, Jonathan Haas and Scott Terrell (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 10-12.8.2015 (HS) Read more

The BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena: Worthwhile Foulds but Messiaen Deserves More

16/08/2015

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Prom 38. Foulds, Messiaen Steven Osborne (piano): Valérie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes martinet): Upper Voices of the London Symphony Chorus; BBC Philharmonic/Juanjo Mena. Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.8.2015 (CC) Read more

Skilfully Improvised Musical Hilarity on Edinburgh’s Fringe

14/08/2015

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 Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 (1) – Showstopper! The Improvised Musical: Pleasance Courtyard, 11.08.2015 (SRT)

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An Enjoyable Schubertiade in Chipping Campden

20/05/2015

 Schubert: Imogen Cooper (piano), Henning Kraggerud (violin), Adrian Brendel (cello), Chipping Campden Music Festival, St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 18.5.2015. (RJ) Read more

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