New Palace Opera’s Performance of Tristan und Isolde Excerpts Exceeds Expectations

14/11/2017

Wagner: Soloists and Orchestra of Palace Opera / Jonathan Finney (conductor). St. John’s Church, Waterloo, London, 12.11.2017. (JPr) Read more

A Wonderful Programme of Contrasts from the Takács Quartet

14/11/2017

Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn: Louise Williams (viola), Takács Quartet (Edward Dusinberre & Károly Schranz [violins], Geraldine Walther (viola), András Fejér [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 13.11.2017. (CS)

Takács String Quartet (c) Keith Saunders

Takács String Quartet (c) Keith Saunders

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Siglo de Oro’s Triumphant Performance Explores Both Sides of Religious Upheaval

13/11/2017

Various composers: Siglo de Oro / Patrick Allies (conductor), St. John’s Smith Square, London, 9.11.2017. (TP) Read more

The Rosamunde Trio Show Authority and Dignity but Not Enough Sparkle

13/11/2017

Mozart, Brahms, Schubert: Rosamunde Trio (Martino Tirimo [piano], Ben Sayevich [violin], Daniel Veis [cello] Kings Place, London 12.11.2017. (CS) Read more

At the V&A: Tim Watts’ Musically and Dramatically Compelling Kepler’s Trial

11/11/2017

Tim Watts, Kepler’s Trial (opera preceded by panel discussion with Prof Ulinka Rublack, Tim Watts, Aura Satz, Dame Marina Warner, Prof Simon Schaffer): soloists, chorus and orchestra / Graham Walker (conductor). Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 9.11.2017. (VV)

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Cerys Purser (Katharina) in Kepler’s Trial (c) Aura Satz

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John Wilson and the Philharmonia in a Distinguished Account of The Planets

10/11/2017

Vaughan Williams and Holst: Sarah Tynan (soprano), Philharmonia Voices (ladies), Philharmonia Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 9.1.2017. (AS) Read more

The LSO Begins its Celebration of the Bernstein Centenary

10/11/2017

Bernstein, Mahler: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop (conductor). Barbican Hall, London 9.11.2017. (CC) Read more

Refinement, Transparency, and Chamber-like Flexibility from Mark Elder and Britten Sinfonia

10/11/2017

Mahler, Finzi and Brahms: Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano), Britten Sinfonia / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 9.11.2017. (JPr)

Sir Mark Elder conducts Britten Sinfonia at the Barbican Hall, Thursday 9 November 2017. Photo by Mark Allan

Sir Mark Elder conducts the Britten Sinfonia (c) Mark Allan

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