Controversial Götterdämmerung Benefits from Perfectly Paced Orchestral Playing

04/08/2014

  Bayreuth Festival 2014 (6) – Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Kirill Petrenko. (conductor), Bayreuth, Germany. 30.4.2014.

Goetterdaemerung Photo Credit Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuth Opera

Gotterdaemmerung
Photo Credit Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuth Opera

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Masterly Conducting from Nelsons in Lohengrin Revival

03/08/2014

 Bayreuth Festival 2014 (5) – Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Andris Nelsons. (conductor), Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Germany. 31.7.2014. (JPr)

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Lohengrin Act II- Picture Credit Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuth Opera

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Young Scottish Musicians Reach the Peak of Excellence

02/08/2014

 Three Choirs Festival (10)  Walton, Beamish, Strauss: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet),  National Youth Orchestra of Scotland / Michael Francis (conductor), The Cathedral, Worcester, 1.8.2014. (RJ) Read more

A Triumphant and Moving Account of The Apostles at the Three Choirs

02/08/2014

 Three Choirs Festival (9) Elgar, Sarah Fox (soprano) – The Angel & Mary; Claudia Huckle (contralto) – Mary Magdalene; John Mark Ainsley (tenor) – St John; Neal Davies (bass) – St Peter; Marcus Farnsworth (bass) – Jesus; Brindley Sherratt (bass) – Judas; Girl Choristers of  Worcester Cathedral; Three Choirs Festival Youth  Choir; Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra; Adrian Partington (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 1.8.2014 (JQ) Read more

The Aronowitz Triumph on Elgar’s Home Territory

01/08/2014

 Three Choirs Festival (8) – Korngold, Elgar:  The Aronowitz Ensemble [Nadia Wijzenbeek (violin), Tom Hankey (violin), Rosalind Ventris (viola), Marie Macleod (cello), Tom Poster (piano)], Pershore Abbey, Pershore, 30.7.2014 (RJ) Read more

A Disappointing Première at the Three Choirs Festival

01/08/2014

 Three Choirs Festival (7) Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Rasch; Matthew Trusler (violin), Yeree Suh (soprano), Peter Hoare (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Choristers of the Three Cathedral  Choirs, Singers from Die Kantorei der Kreuzkirche, Chemnitz, Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Baldur Brönimann (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 31.7.2014 (JQ)
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Bayreuth Festival 2014 (3): Siegfried, Brünnhilde and Crocodiles on the Alexanderplatz

31/07/2014

  Bayreuth Festival 2014 (3) – Wagner, Siegfried: soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival conducted by Kirill Petrenko. Bayreuth, Germany. 30.7.2014. (JPr)

Siegfried.  Photo (c) Enrico Harwath/Bayreuth Opera

Siegfried. Photo (c) Enrico Harwath/Bayreuth Opera

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An Exploration of Time with the Rodolfus Choir

31/07/2014

 Three Choirs Festival (6)-  Tavener, Tallis, Bach, Jackson, Parry, Ley, Cruft, Pärt, Victoria, Howells, Kodály, Time and its Passing: The Rodolfus Choir / Ralph Allwood (conductor), St George’s Church, Barborne, Worcester, 30.7.2014 (RJ)

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