A Stunning Debut for Conductor Constantin Trinks

18/02/2017

Prokofiev, Dvořák: Juho Pohjonen (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 5.2.2016. (GN)

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Constantin Trinks and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird

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1940s Brilliance, One of Shostakovich’s Most Dour Creations and Hindemith at his Most Majestic

17/02/2017

Antheil, Shostakovich, Hindemith: Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), BBC Philharmonic / John Storgårds (conductor), MediaCityUK, Salford. 15.2.2017. (RBa) Read more

A Journey in Words, Music and Images: a ‘Parallel’ Winterreise at the Wigmore Hall

16/02/2017

Schubert, Winterreise – A Parallel Journey: Matthew Rose (bass), Gary Matthewman (piano) in collaboration with Victoria Crowe (artist). Wigmore Hall, London 15.2.2017 (CS)

Victoria Crowe, 'Into an Older Land'; (c) Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Victoria Crowe’s ‘Into an Older Land’ (c) Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

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Russian Music Thrillingly Performed by Alexander Karpeyev

16/02/2017

Prokofiev, Medtner, Grechaninov, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky: Alexander Karpeyev (piano), Kings Place, London, 13.2.2017. (RB) Read more

New Carmen Riffs on Picasso’s Guernica

15/02/2017

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Harry Bicket (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 11.2.2017. (JLZ)

Ekaterina Gubanova and Joseph Calleja in 'Carmen' (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Ekaterina Gubanova and Joseph Calleja in Carmen (c) Todd Rosenberg

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A Witty and Intelligent Production finds Contemporary Relevance in Semele

15/02/2017

Handel, Semele: Mid Wales Opera, Soloists and Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music / Nicholas Cleobury, Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 8.2. 2017. (GPu)

Ellen Williams (Semele); photograph by Mathew Williams Ellis

Ellen Williams as Semele) (c) Mathew Williams Ellis

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Revelatory Schubert from the Chiaroscuro Quartet

15/02/2017

Bach, Schubert: Chiaroscuro Quartet (Alina Ibragimova, violin; Pablo Hernán Benedí, violin; Emilie Hörnlund, viola; Claire Thirion, cello). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 2.2.2017. (GPu) Read more

Nina Stemme and Ricarda Merbeth Excel in Munich as Agamemnon’s Daughters

14/02/2017

Strauss, Elektra: Bayerische Staatsorchester / Simone Young (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 13.2.2017. (JMI)

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Elektra © W Hösl

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