Intensity and sensitivity from Trio Isimsiz in works by Schubert and Dvořák

26/02/2017

Schubert, Dvořák: Trio Isimsiz (Pablo Hernán Benedí,violin; Erdem Misirlioglu, piano; Michael Petreov, cello). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 10.2.2017. (GPu) Read more

Sheer Magic: Aimard and Salonen deliver a Beethoven Concerto fit for an Emperor

25/02/2017

Strauss, Beethoven: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 22.2.2017. (PCG) Read more

A Witty and Intelligent Production finds Contemporary Relevance in Semele

15/02/2017

Handel, Semele: Mid Wales Opera, Soloists and Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music / Nicholas Cleobury, Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 8.2. 2017. (GPu)

Ellen Williams (Semele); photograph by Mathew Williams Ellis

Ellen Williams as Semele) (c) Mathew Williams Ellis

Read more

Revelatory Schubert from the Chiaroscuro Quartet

15/02/2017

Bach, Schubert: Chiaroscuro Quartet (Alina Ibragimova, violin; Pablo Hernán Benedí, violin; Emilie Hörnlund, viola; Claire Thirion, cello). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 2.2.2017. (GPu) Read more

Wigglesworth Conjures ‘Super-Charged Performances’ but only the BBC can make the Baritone Audible

11/02/2017

Stravinsky, Wagner, Mahler: Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 9.2.2017. (PCG) Read more

WNO’s La bohème is all the More Powerful for its Traditional Approach

09/02/2017

Puccini, La bohème:  (Production Revival) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Manlio Benzi (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 28.1.2017. (GPu)

wnolaboheme.marinacosta-jacksonmimianddominickchenesrodolfo.photocredit-robertworkman.013

Marina Costa-Jackson (Mimì) and Dominick Chenes (Rodolfo) (c) Robert Workman

Read more

Oft-overlooked Modern British Works receive a Rare Outing from the BBCNOW

06/02/2017

Great Brits 2: Mats Bergström (electric guitar), Pete Wilson (bass guitar), Steve Barnard (drum kit), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Edwin Outwater (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 03.02.2017 (PCG) Read more

Virtuosi of Flute and Bassoon head an engaging Cardiff Recital

05/02/2017

Torriani, Gaubert, Weber, Morlacchi: Dag Jensen (bassoon), Andrea Lieberknecht (flute), Catherine Milledge (piano), Dora Dtutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 27.1.2017. (GPu) Read more

Next Page »

Recent Reviews

Facebook-button-1

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music at London’s Southbank Centre in 2017-18 __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music in 2017-18 at London’s Barbican __________________________________
  • NEW! 2017 50th Blossom Music Festival season in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio __________________________________
  • NEW! The Carnegie Hall 2017-2018 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Preview of the LA Opera 2017/18 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2017 Season in its New Opera House __________________________________
  • NEW! Garsington Opera’s Extended 2017 Season __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2017-18 Barbican Classical Music Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Symphonic Soundscapes: Cadogan Hall and RPO Announce Exclusive Collaboration with Digital App Octava __________________________________
  • NEW! The 2017 Aldeburgh Festival is from 9 to 25 June __________________________________
  • NEW! The Grange Festival’s First Season in June and July 2017 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! Culture and the Coast: Garsington’s Opera for All and the new Coastal Culture Network __________________________________
  • NEW! BARITONE MICHAEL VOLLE IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • NEW! PIANIST ALEXANDER KARPEYEV IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • NEW! Reviews of Opera in Mumbai: A Gala and La Bohème Revisited __________________________________
  • NEW! FIVE YOUNG SINGERS JOIN THE JETTE PARKER YOUNG ARTISTS FOR 2017 __________________________________
  • NEW! THE SOPRANO ELISABETH MEISTER: FIGHTING BACK FROM WHAT LIFE THROWS AT YOU AND INSPIRING OTHERS __________________________________
  • NEW! REVIEWERS OF SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL PICK THEIR BEST OF 2016 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Mastersingers Celebrate Wagner Past and Present with the Rehearsal Orchestra __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month

    Search S&H