NEW! From Satie to Sir Francis Drake: Preview of Cheltenham Music Festival July 6th-17th 2016

02/04/2016

From Satie to Sir Francis Drake: Preview of Cheltenham Music Festival July 6th-17th 2016

Cheltenham-Music-FestivalThree centuries ago William Mason discovered a spring with health giving properties on his land, so he fenced it in and opened Cheltenham’s first spa. Visitors began to stream in to cure their ailments and also to have a good time. As a consequence a range of entertainments were put on for them, and what had once been a rural backwater became known as a “pleasure town”. The tradition carries on today with a wide range of festivals encompassing horse-racing, jazz, science, literature and, not least, the Cheltenham Music Festival which started in 1945. Read more

Nicholas Collon Joins the List of Champions for Mahler’s Tenth Symphony

01/04/2016

Webern, Brahms, Mahler: CBSO Youth Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Nicholas Collon (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 31.3.2016 (JQ) Read more

Towering Bruckner Fourth from Sanderling and the Tonhalle

01/04/2016

Widmann & Bruckner: Tonhalle Orchestra, Michael Sanderling (conductor), Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet), Tonhalle, Zurich, 31.3.16. (JR)

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NEW! Zurich Opera Preview of 2016-2017 Season

01/04/2016

Zurich Opera Preview of 2016-2017 Season Read more

Stars of Tomorrow Show They Are Actually Stars of Today

30/03/2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago, “Rising Stars of 2016”: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Michael Christie (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 26.3.2016 (JLZ) Read more

Technical and Musical Wizardry from Pinchas Zukerman and Angela Cheng

30/03/2016

Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms:  Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Angela Cheng (piano) Wigmore Hall, London. 28.03.2016 (LB) Read more

Barenboim’s Revelatory Approach to Elgar Brings Magnificent Results

30/03/2016

Berlin Festtage (1) – Dvořák and Elgar: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 24.3.2016. (MB) Read more

Tantalizing Singing and Playing in Pacific Baroque’s Handel and Bach

25/03/2016

 Bach, Handel: Yulia Van Doren (soprano), Douglas Williams (baritone), Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Alexander Weimann (conductor and continuo), Vancouver Playhouse, 18.3.2016. (GN)

Vancouver Playhouse © Jan Gates

Vancouver Playhouse © Jan Gates

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