Rattle and the LSO Unveil an Important New Work by Helen Grime

21/04/2018

Grime and Mahler: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 19.4.2018. (MB) Read more

Frederic Rzewski’s 80th Birthday is Celebrated at Wigmore Hall

14/04/2018

Frederic Rzewski’s 80th Birthday Concert – Rzewski, Mendelssohn, and Mahler: Igor Levit (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.4.2018. (MB) Read more

An Outstanding ORF Vienna RSO Concert of Schuller, Zimmermann, and Dvořák

13/04/2018

Schuller, Zimmermann, and Dvořák: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor). Musikverein, Vienna, 6.4.2018. (MB) Read more

Vienna State Opera’s Parsifal: Vacuous Production but Strong Musical Performances

09/04/2018

Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Children of the Vienna State Opera Opera School, Chorus (chorus master: Martin Schebesta) and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Vienna State Opera, 5.4.2018. (MB)

Parsifal © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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The Vienna State Opera Marks the Einem Centenary by Reviving Dantons Tod

08/04/2018

Einem, Dantons Tod: Soloists, Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Martin Schebesta), Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Vienna State Opera, 3.4.2018. (MB)

Danton’s Tod (c) Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Turnage’s New Opera for Children Skilfully Avoids Condescension

01/04/2018

Turnage, Coraline: Soloists, Britten Sinfonia / Sian Edwards (conductor). Barbican Theatre, London, 31.3.2018. (MB)

Kitty Whately (Other Mother), Alexander Robin Baker (Other Father) & Mary Bevan (Coraline)
© Stephen Cummiskey

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Ashkenazy Showcases a Variety of ‘Voices of Revolution’

25/03/2018

Mosolov, Prokofiev, Glière, ‘Voices of Revolution: Workers & The State’: Bezhod Abduraimov (piano), Nadezhda Gulitskaya (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 22.3.2018. (MB) Read more

An Outstanding, Thought-Provoking Tristan und Isolde from Tcherniakov

22/03/2018

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Berlin State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Raymond Hughes), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 18.3.2018. (MB)

Tristan und Isolde (c) Monika Rittershaus

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