An Overall Lack of Cohesiveness Mars Andris Nelsons’ Approach to Mahler’s Fifth

February 23, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Gruber & Mahler: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Philharmonia Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 22.2.2015 (CS) Read more

An Excellent Beethoven Evening from Marin Alsop and the LPO

February 23, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Beethoven David Fray (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra/Marin Alsop (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 21.2.2015 (RB)
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Gergiev in his Element in Russian Music

February 22, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Balakirev, Glazunov, Rachmaninov Roman Simović (violin): London Symphony Orchestra/Valéry Gergiev. Barbican Hall, London, 19.2.2015 (CC) Read more

Contemporary Dance Triple Bill Puzzles, Delights and Draws Admiration at “The Place”

February 22, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Resolution! 2015: Frustra, Breaking Breath, burrow: Julia Thorneycroft Dance/B-Hybrid Dance/Joshua Beamish, The Place, London, 20.2.2015 (J.O’D)
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The Glittering Colours of Paris, City of Light

February 22, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ravel, Stravinsky: Camilla Nylund (soprano), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 19.2.2015 (CS) Read more

An Excellent New Violin Concerto Unveiled in London

February 19, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Fribbins, Ravel, Saint-Saëns:  Philippe Graffin (violin), English Chamber Orchestra, Jean-Jacques Kantorow (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London. 17.2.2015. (LB)

Tannhauser Photo (c) Robert Kusel

Tannhauser Photo (c) Robert Kusel

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Exemplary Performances from the Primrose Piano Quartet

February 17, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schumann, Anthony Payne, Brahms. Primrose Piano Quartet [Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), Dorothea Vogel (viola), Andrew Fuller (cello), John Thwaites (piano)] Hall One, Kings Place, London. 15.2.2015. (LB)

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Primrose Piano Quartet Photo (c) A. Fuller

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An Unforgettable Evening with Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO

February 17, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Liszt and Mahler: Alice Sara Ott (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 15.2.2015. (JPr) Read more

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