Barber Concertos Bring Out the Best in Aspen Soloists

31/07/2019

Aspen Musical Festival [6]: Aspen, Colorado (HS) Read more

A Thoughtfully Devised Recital of English and French Music at Three Choirs Festival

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (7) – Venables, Ravel, Debussy, Vaughan Williams: James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Carducci String Quartet, Cirencester Parish Church, 31.7.2019 (JQ)

Carducci Quartet (c) Tom Barnes

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A Fallen Soldier of the Great War Movingly Commemorated by Joshua Ellicott and Simon Lepper

31/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (5) – Finzi & From your ever-loving son, Jack: Joshua Ellicott (tenor), Simon Lepper (piano), St Catherine’s Church, Gloucester, 31.7.2019 (JQ)

3604 Rifleman Ellicott J, by courtesy of Joshua Ellicott

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At the Blossom Festival, Elgar’s Masterpiece Wins the Day

31/07/2019

Mendelssohn, Ravel, Sibelius, Saint-Saëns, Elgar: Gautier Capuçon (cello), Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor)*, Cleveland Orchestra / Gemma New (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 27.7.2019. (MSJ)

Gautier Capuçon (c) Gautier Capuçon

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Much-Anticipated US Premiere of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at Bard’s SummerScape Opera

30/07/2019

Korngold, Das Wunder der Heliane: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, The American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), SummerScape Opera, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 26.8.2019. (RP)

Das Wunder der Heliane (c) Stephanie Berger.

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Edward Gardner Leads a Dramatic Verdi Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (3) – Verdi:  Hye-Youn Lee (soprano). Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), James Platt (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 28.7.2019. (JQ)

Edward Gardner conducts the Verdi Requiem (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Welsh National Opera’s Spectacularly Successful War and Peace Comes to Covent Garden

24/07/2019

Prokofiev, War and Peace (ed. Ermolaeva/McAllister, sung in English): Soloists, Dancers, Chorus & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 23.7.2019. (CC)

Cast of WNO’s War and Peace (c) Clive Barda

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Omer Meir Wellber Impresses at his First Prom Appearance with the BBC Philharmonic

24/07/2019

 BBC PROM 7Mozart, Ben-Haim, Schoenberg and Schumann: Yeol Eum Son (piano), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.8.2019. (AS)

Yeol Eum Son (piano), BBC Philharmonic and Omer Meir Wellber (conductor)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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