A Terrific Opener to the Philharmonia’s Stravinsky Series


Stravinsky, Myths & Rituals: Armitage Gonel Dance (Karole Armitage, choreographer); Philharmonia Orchestra/Esa-Pekka Salonen. Royal Festival Hall, London, 15.5.2016 (CC) Read more

The Jerusalem Quartet’s Distinguished Twentieth Anniversary Celebration


Beethoven and Bartók: Jerusalem Quartet [Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bresler (violins), Ori Kam (viola), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)]. Wigmore Hall, London, 16.5.2016. (MB) Read more

While Not Perfect WNO Realize Ian Bell’s highly ambitious In Parenthesis Well


Bell, In Parenthesis:  (World Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 13.5.2016. (GPu)

WNO In Parenthesis. Photo credit - Bill Cooper 925

WNO’s In Parenthesis (c) Bill Cooper

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A Welcome Chance to Hear Schumann’s String Quartets


Schumann: Modigliani Quartet [Amoury Coeytaux, Loïc Rio (violins); Laurent Marfaing (viola); François Kieffer (cello)]. Wigmore Hall, London, 15.5.2016 (CC) Read more

A Dramatic and Penetrating Recital by Mark Padmore and Ryan Wigglesworth


Schumann, Ryan Wigglesworth, Janáček: Mark Padmore (tenor); Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano); Ryan Wigglesworth (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 12.5.2016. (RB) Read more

Strong Performance by Psappha of Mark Simpson’s First Opera Pleasure


Mark Simpson, Pleasure: Soloists, Psappha, Nicholas Kok (conductor). Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 12.5.2016. (MB)

Pleasure Garrett

Lesley Garrett as Val in Pleasure (c) Robert Workman

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Hans Zender’s Remarkable Response to Schubert’s Winterreise Vividly Personified by Ian Bostridge


The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise: Ian Bostridge (tenor); Britten Sinfonia/Baldur Brönnimann. Barbican Theatre, 12.5.2016. (CC) Read more

Ex Cathedra’s Celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary


Arne & Beamish Shakespeare Odes: Sam West (actor), Ex Cathedra, soloists and instrumentalists, Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music, local primary school children and The City Musick / Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor). Milton Court, London. 12.5.2016. (JPr)

“Ex Cathedra perform Shakespeare Odes at Shakespeare’s church in Stratford-upon-Avon Credit John James / University of Birmingham”

Ex Cathedra’s A Shakespeare Masque at Shakespeare’s church in Stratford-upon-Avon
Katie Tretheway as Anne Hathaway
(c) John James / Univ. of Birmingham

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