Another Significant Achievement: Saffron Opera Group’s Parsifal Scales Wagnerian Heights

18/09/2018

  Wagner, Parsifal (concert performance): Soloists, Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 16.9.2018. (JPr)

Elaine McKrill (Kundry), Michael Bracegirdle (Parsifal), Michael Thorne (conductor)
& SOG Orchestra (c) Roger King

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Love of Form is Still Love: Concert des Nations Elucidates Bach’s Musikalisches Opfer

18/09/2018

Bach: Le Concert des Nations (Pierre Hantaï [harpsichord], Marc Hantaï [flute], Manfredo Kraemer [violin], David Plantier [violin], Balázs Máté [cello], Xavier Puertas [violone], Jordi Savall [conductor, alto and bass viole da gamba]), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 16.9.2018. (CCr)

Jordi Savall

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Simon Rattle Opens the LSO Season with an Imaginatively Varied English Programme

17/09/2018

Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, Britten: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Philip Cobb, Gábor Tarkövi (trumpets), Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Tiffin Girls’ School Choir, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, 16.9.2018. (CC)

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote and the LSO conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote (soloists), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO
(c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

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NEW! JACK BUCKLEY’S MEMORIES OF LINDSAY KEMP (1938-2018)

17/09/2018

Lindsay Kemp (1938-2018): A Personal Tribute

There is hardly anyone working in theatre today – even those who have never heard of him – who doesn’t owe a debt to the inventiveness of Lindsay Kemp. Kemp’s search for theatrical expression. He studiedly broke down the barriers between mime, acting, designing, dancing, showcasing, vocalising, orchestrating and sundry other arts. It wove together comedy with tragedy, wordlessness with silence, extending an invitation to rethink what might yet be found on the other sides of theatrical expressions. He was by no means the first to understand comedy as the other face of tragedy, but he certainly made a unique contribution to that field.  Read more

Closing Concert of the ‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival

17/09/2018

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‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival [2] – Verdi, Cilea, Puccini, Saint-Saens, De Curtis, Gershwin, and Tchaikovsky: Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Denis Matsuev (piano), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor) Zagursky Musical Theatre, Irkutsk, 12.9.2018. (GT) Read more

The Lammermuir Festival Has an Atmosphere – Musical and Otherwise – All of its Own

17/09/2018

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Lammermuir Festival 2018 (SRT)

Schubert Piano Trios at Dirleton Kirk (c) Lammermuir Festival

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Tatarstan National Symphony at ‘Stars of Baikal’ Music Festival

17/09/2018

‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival [1] – Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Ibert, Tchaikovsky: Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor), Alexander Malofeev (piano), Kristine Balanas (violin), Ekaterina Kornishina (flute), Zagursky Music Theatre, Irkutsk, 11.9.2018. (GT) Read more

In Pure Dance Osipova Can Seem to be Speaking a Language Not Her Own

17/09/2018

Natalia Osipova’s Pure Dance: Sadler’s Wells, London, 14.9.2018. (JO’D)

Anthony Tudor’s The Leaves Are Fading: Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg (c) Johan Persson

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