Vivid, Virtuosic Handel from Kožená and the LSO


Schubert, Mahler, Handel and Rameau: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 11.1.2018. (AS)


Magdalena Kožená and Sir Simon Rattle (c) LSO

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A Rewarding Performance of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse by the ROH


Monteverdi, Il ritorno d’Ulysse in patriaCast, The Return of Ulysses Community Ensemble, Thurrock Community Chorus,  Orchestra of the Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn (conductor), Roundhouse, London, 10.1.2018. (CC)

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse; photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse/Stephen Cummiskey

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Arcadian Harmony at the Wigmore Hall


 Haydn, Bartók, Mozart: Arcadia Quartet (Ana Török & Răsvan Dumitru [violins], Traian Boală [viola] Zsolt Török [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 27.12.2017. (CS)

Arcadia Quartet (l-r: Răsvan Dumitru, Traian Boală, Ana Török, Zsolt Török)

Arcadia Quartet (l-r: Răsvan Dumitru, Traian Boală, Ana Török, Zsolt Török)

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Bach’s Motets: Under-performed Masterpieces Come to Life


Bach, The Six Motets BWV225-230: Los Angeles Master Chorale / Jenny Wong (conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 10.12.2017. (DLD) Read more

Highlights and Shadows Abound in This Don Carlo


Verdi, Don Carlo: Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra and Chorus / Ramón Tebar (conductor), Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, 21.12.2017. (JMI)

Don Carlo © M. Lorenzo

Palau de Les Arts’ Don Carlo © M. Lorenzo

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Transported to Never Never Land with Jamie Barton and Kathleen Kelly


Various composers: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), Kathleen Kelly (piano), Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, 18.12.2017. (RP)

Jamie Barton and Kathleen Kelly at Zankel Hall © Richard Termine.

Jamie Barton and Kathleen Kelly at Zankel Hall © Richard Termine

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Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Magic Brightens the Darkness of the Berlin Winter


Bartók and Mendelssohn: Vilde Frang (violin), Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), Ladies of the Philharmonia Chor Wien (chorus master: Walter Zeh), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 21.12.2017. (MB) Read more

Maria João Pires Bows Out Gracefully


Mozart, Bruckner: Maria João Pires (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Tonhalle Maag Zurich, 21.12.2017. (JR)

Maria João Pires (c) Deutsche Grammophon.

Maria João Pires (c) Deutsche Grammophon

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