Vivid, Virtuosic Handel from Kožená and the LSO

12/01/2018

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)

LSO

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

12/01/2018

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

28/12/2017

 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

22/12/2017

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

22/12/2017

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

22/12/2017

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

22/12/2017

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

22/12/2017

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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