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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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