China meets Bruckner and the Wizardry of the HK Phil under Jaap van Zweden

03/11/2017

Bruckner: Hong Kong Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden (conductor), Poly Theatre, Beijing, 28.10.2017. (LPL)

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Hong Kong Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden (conductor) (c) Beijing Music Festival

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Elder and the Hallé Breathe New Life into Old Warhorses

03/11/2017

Ravel, Debussy, Mussorgsky/Ravel: Sergio Castello-Lopez (clarinet), Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 1.11.2017. (PCG) Read more

Simone Dinnerstein Rethinks The Goldberg Variations

01/11/2017

Bach, The Goldberg Variations: Simone Dinnerstein (piano), Pam Tanowitz (choreography), Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, 22.10.2017. (KG)

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NEW! A Composer Speaks Up for the Environment: An Interview with Margaret Brouwer

01/11/2017

Mark Sebastian Jordan Encounters Margaret Brouwer

American composer Margaret Brouwer will be premiering an oratorio, Voice of the Lake, on November 12 in Cleveland. Though she grew up in Michigan, the composer now lives near Lake Erie in Ohio, where she served as head of the composition department of the Cleveland Institute of Music until 2008. By her own reckoning, she has a special relationship with nature in general, and water in particular, which is reflected in many of her pieces.

 Margaret Brouwer, composer of 'Voice of the Lake' (Photo: Christian Steiner)

Margaret Brouwer, composer of Voice of the Lake
(c) Christian Steiner

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A Colourful Exploration of Musical Istanbul and the Near East

01/11/2017

Istanbul – Dimitrie Cantemir: The Book of the Science of Music: Hespèrion XXI / Jordi Savall (lyra/viol/director), Wigmore Hall, London 29.10.2017. (CC) Read more

Another Rediscovered Opera Gem at the Wexford Festival: Alfano’s Risurrezione

30/10/2017

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 Wexford Festival Opera [2] – Alfano, Risurrezione: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 27.10.2017. (JMI)

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

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A Variable – and Over-Long – Soirée from the Nash Ensemble

30/10/2017

Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Chabrier, Saint-Saëns: Patricia Routledge (reciter), Nash Ensemble (Ian Brown & Simon Crawford-Phillips [piano], Lucy Wakeford [harp], Stephanie Gonley & Michael Gurevich [violin], Lawrence Power [viola], Adrian Brendel [cello], Graham Mitchell [double bass], Philippa Davies [flute], Richard Hosford [clarinet], Chris Brannick [percussion], Wigmore Hall, London, 28.10.2017. (CS) Read more

Khatia Buniatishvili Sparks a Revelatory LSO Concert

30/10/2017

Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 29.10.2017. (CS) Read more

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