BRB’s Revival of Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée is Sunny, Lively, and Calming

03/11/2018

Ferdinand Hérold (arr. John Lanchbery), La Fille mal gardéeDancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Paul Murphy (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 2.11.2018. (JPr)

BRB’s La Fille mal gardée (c) Bill Cooper

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The Premiere of an Important Setting of the Requiem Mass by Ian Venables

03/11/2018

Ian Venables, Requiem (first performance: sung during the All Souls’ Requiem Eucharist, Gloucester Cathedral): Jonathan Hope (organ), Choir of Gloucester Cathedral / Adrian Partington (conductor), 2.11.2018. (JQ) Read more

Guilty Temptress or Victim of Abuse? Traditional Met Carmen Revival Gives the Historic Answer

03/11/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Omer Meir Wellber (Conductor) Metropolitan Opera, New York, 30.10.2018. (CSa)

Act IV of the Met’s Carmen (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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La Bayadère Returns to Covent Garden with Remarkable Performances from Nuñez, Muntagirov and Osipova

02/11/2018

The Royal Ballet’s La Bayadère: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Boris Gruzin (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1.11.2018. (JPr)

Vadim Muntagirov (Solor) & Marianela Nuñez (Nikiya)
(c) Bill Cooper

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Bezuidenhout Brings Grandeur and Power to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24

02/11/2018

C.P.E. Bach and Mozart: Kristian Bezuidenhout (conductor/harpsichord/piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 1.11.2018. (SRT) Read more

Nielsen’s Timpani Battle Rages Mightily under Feddeck

02/11/2018

Smetana, Grieg and Nielsen: Saleem Ashkar (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / James Feddeck (conductor), Lighthouse, Poole. 31.10.2018. (IL)

Saleem Ashkar (left) with James Feddeck (conductor)

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A Dazzling Celebration of Gary Graffman’s 90th birthday

02/11/2018

Thomas, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky: Haochen Zhang (piano), Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Giancarlo Guerrero and Yue Bao (conductors), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 28.10.2018. (BJ) Read more

Insightful Mozart

01/11/2018

Mozart: Arthur and Lucas Jussen (pianos), London Chamber Orchestra / Christopher Warren-Green (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 30.10.2018. (JB)

Arthur and Lucas Jussen (c) Marco Borggreve

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