Haitink and the LSO’s Bruckner Lacks Auratic Glow

02/06/2017

Bruckner: Sally Matthews (soprano), Karen Cargill (mezzo – soprano), Eric Cutler (tenor), Alessandro Spina (bass), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra /  Bernard Haitink (conductor) Chorus, Barbican Hall, London, 28.5.2017. (GD) Read more

Herbert Blomstedt’s Beethoven 7 is One of the Finest Again

29/05/2017

Brahms, Beethoven: Martin Helmchen (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 25.5.2017. (GD)

Herbert Blomstedt: photo credit - Martin Lengemann.

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Martin Lengemann

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Dedicated to Victims of Terrorism: a Mahler 9 to Remember from Haitink and the LSO

25/05/2017

Mahler: London Symphony Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 23.5.2017. (GD) Read more

Unmannered and Straightforward Mahler from Salonen and the Philharmonia

10/05/2017

Bartók and Mahler: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 7.5.2017. (GD) Read more

Integrity and Excellence in Roth and the LSO’s Bruckner

25/04/2017

Debussy, Bartok, Bruckner: Antoine Tamestit (viola), London Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 23.4.2017. (GD) Read more

Lucidity and Pianistic Elegance from Pollini in Schoenberg and Beethoven

22/03/2017

Schoenberg, Beethoven: Maurizio Pollini (piano), Royal Festival Hall, London, 14.3.2017. (GD) Read more

Despite the LSO’s Fine Playing, Luisi Needed to be More Like Toscanini

20/03/2017

Beethoven, Brahms: Igor Levit (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 16.3.2017. (GD) Read more

Pierre-Laurent Aimard Plays a 1899 Bechstein in a Recital with a Strong Sense of Linkage

18/03/2017

Liszt, Skryabin, Debussy, Julian Anderson, Nikolay Obukhov: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 11.3.2017. (GD) Read more

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