Magnificent Reading by Simon Rattle and an Exceptional Cast in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie

07/12/2018

Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Staatsopernchor, Freiburger Barockorchester / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 6.12.2018. (JMI)

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia Scale Strauss’s Alpine Peaks

07/12/2018

R. Strauss: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 6.12.2018. (AS)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

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A Study in Contrasts – London Foundation Winners in Recital

05/12/2018

Various Composers: Michelle Bradley (soprano), Will Liverman (baritone), Ken Noda (piano), Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2.12.2018. (RP)

Michelle Bradey (soprano) and Ken Noda (piano) © Mark Von Holden

Michelle Bradey (soprano) and Ken Noda (piano) © Mark Von Holden

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Mitsuko Uchida’s Masterly Way with Schubert

05/12/2018

Schubert: Dame Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Royal Festival Hall, London, 5.12.2018. (CC)

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Richard Avedon

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Richard Avedon

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The Escher Quartet’s Intriguing Programme Mixes the ‘Classical’ and the ‘Popular’

05/12/2018

Herrmann, Korngold, Gershwin, Ravel: Escher Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart & Danbi Um [violins], Pierre Lapointe [viola], Brook Speltz [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 3.12.2018. (CS)

Escher Quartet (c) Sarah Skinner

Escher Quartet (c) Sarah Skinner

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New Stockholm Rigoletto is a Real Treat

05/12/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Royal Swedish Opera Male Chorus and Orchestra / Lionel Bringuier (conductor). Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm 24.11.2018. (GF)

Royal Swedish Opera’s Rigoletto © Markus Gårder

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Keenlyside and Martineau on Top Form in German and French Repertoire

03/12/2018

Brahms, Poulenc, Ravel, Schubert: Sir Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 25.11.2018. (GN)

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

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A Love-In for Peace, Justice and Righteousness – Remembering Robert De Cormier

03/12/2018

A Celebration of the Life and Music of Robert De Cormier: David Ralph (piano) / John Daly Goodwin (conductor), Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York, 30.11.2018. (RP)

Robert De Cormier

Robert De Cormier

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