Despite An Unimpressive Production Bertrand De Billy and the Royal Opera Deliver a Compelling Don Carlo

15/05/2017

Verdi, Don Carlo: Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Bertrand de Billy. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.5.2017. (CC)

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The Royal Opera’s Don Carlo (c) ROH/Catherine Ashmore

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Sir Andrew Davis Leads an Impressive Revival of The Beatitudes

14/05/2017

Elgar and Bliss: Emily Birsan (soprano), Ben Johnson (tenor), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 12.5.2017. (AS) Read more

Yuja Wang on Scintillating Form in Tchaikovsky

12/05/2017

Rossini, Tchaikovsky and Respighi: Yuja Wang (piano), Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 11.5.2017. (AS) Read more

‘Passion and Despair’: A Promising First Wigmore Hall Recital from Lise Davidsen

11/05/2017

Rosenblatt Recital – Lise Davidsen (soprano): Grieg, Cherubini, Richard Strauss, Verdi, Giordano, Mascagni, Sibelius, Weber and Wagner: James Baillieu (piano), Wigmore Hall, London. 9.5.2017. (JPr)

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Lise Davidsen (soprano) & James Baillieu (piano) (c) Jonathan Rose

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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

A Magnificent Event. The BBC Promotes a Full-Day Immersion in the Music of Edgard Varèse

10/05/2017

Total Immersion: The Complete Edgard Varèse: Artists included BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor), Guildhall New Music Ensemble / Geoffrey Paterson (conductor), Fulham Symphony Orchestra / Marc Dooley (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 6.5.2017. (AS)

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Edgard Varèse

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An Extraordinary Recital from Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Anthony Romaniuk

09/05/2017

C.P. E. Bach, J. S. Bach, Crumb, Ligeti, Kurtág, Biber, Pandolfi Meali, Sciarrino, Beethoven, Lann: Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin); Anthony Romaniuk (harpsichord/piano) Wigmore Hall, London, 7.5.2017. (CC) Read more

David Cohen and the Carducci Quartet Mix the Familiar with the New

09/05/2017

Haydn, Gordon Crosse, Gavin Higgins, Schubert: David Cohen (cello), Carducci String Quartet (Matthew Denton & Michelle Fleming [violin], Eoin Schmidt-Martin [viola], Emma Denton [cello]), St John’s Smith Square, London, 5.5.2017 (CS)

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Photo credit: Tom Barnes.

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