Mediterranean Warmth Dispels the Chill of a December Evening in Cardiff

December 17, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Falla, Turina, Delius, Malcolm Arnold. Sean Shibe (guitar), Kitty Whateley (mezzo-soprano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Pablo González (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 16.12.2014 (PCG) Read more

Trombone Recital is Thoroughly Engaging and Rewarding

December 14, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Sulek, Kenny, Sandström, Casterede, Bassman: Katy Jones (trombone), Christopher Williams (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 28.11.2014. (GPu) Read more

Søndergård Offers Fine Interpretations of Sibelius

December 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sibelius, Grieg. Christian Ihle Hadland (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 5.12.2014 (PCG) Read more

Heartfelt Laments Tenderly Performed by the WNO String Orchestra

December 3, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Puccini, Barber, Schubert: WNO String Orchestra and selected members of the RWCMD / David Adams (director), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 2.12.2014 (LJ) Read more

Classicism Takes Precedence over Romanticism in Schumann’s Piano Concerto

November 30, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Schumann: Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 27.11.2014 (PCG) Read more

Adventurous BBC NOW Concert Fails to Rehabilitate Langgaard

November 19, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Langgaard, Korngold, Zemlinsky: Elena Urioste (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, André de Ridder (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 18.11.2014 (PCG) Read more

Carlo Rizzi and RWCMD give a Moving Performance of Britten’s War Requiem

November 13, 2014

United KingdomUnited KingdomBenjamin Britten,  War Requiem:  Alwyn Mellor (soprano), Adrian Thompson (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone), RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Children’s Choir, College Chorus / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Cardiff, St. David’s Hall, 09.11.2014 (LJ). Read more

Zimmerman’s Jazz Haunted Trumpet Concerto Impresses Welsh Audience

November 2, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Zimmermann: Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Lothar Koenigs (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 31.10.2014 (PCG) Read more

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