Political Protest Fails to Silence the Jerusalem Quartet

April 27, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Janáček, and Schubert: Jerusalem Quartet (Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler (violins), Ori Kam (viola), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 24.4.2015 (MB) Read more

Three Quartets in a Minor Key from the Arcanto

April 27, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Beethoven, Smetana, Schumann: Arcanto Quartet, Wigmore Hall London, 25.4.2015 (GD) Read more

Janáček Provides the Highlight in Tomáš Netopil’s LPO Programme

April 27, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Beethoven, Janáček Andrea Danková (sop); Karen Cargill (mezzo); Aleš Briscein (tenor); Jochen Schmeckenbecher (bass); Orfeó Catalàl Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana; London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra/Tomáš Netopil. Royal Festival Hall, London, 25.4.2015 (CC) Read more

Highly Cinematic Mascagni/Leoncavallo Double Bill from The Met

April 27, 2015

United StatesUnited States Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Relayed to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 25.4.2015. (JPr)

Cavalleria photo credit c Metropolitan Opera and Cory Weaver

Cavalleria photo credit c Metropolitan Opera and Cory Weaver

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Thoughtful Stagings of Music by Georg Haas at the Royal Opera 

April 26, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  ATTHIS (a staging of Georg Friedrich Haas’s Second String Quartet and the song cycle ATTHIS): Claire Booth (soprano), Laure Bachelot and Rachel Maybank (dancers), London Sinfonietta, Pierre-André Valade (conductor). Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 24.4.2015 (JPr)

ATTHIS Photo Credit Bill Cooper

Claire Booth in ATTHIS Photo Credit Bill Cooper ROH

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Tanztheater Wuppertal Receive Standing Ovation for Bausch’s Ahnen

April 25, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Monteverdi, Dowland, Traditional,Jazz, Ahnen: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Sadler’s Wells, London, 23.4.2013 (J.O’D)

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Honesty and Artistry from Les Ballets de Monte Carlo

April 25, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, Roméo et Juliette: Dancers of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Kirov St Petersburg Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (recorded), London Coliseum, London, 23.4.14. (JPr)

 

Photo credit Alice Blangero. -  Lucien Postlewaite (Romeo) and Noelani Pantastico (Juliet)

Photo credit Alice Blangero. – Lucien Postlewaite (Romeo) and Noelani Pantastico (Juliet)

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Peter Eőtvős Leads the LSO’s Fine 90th Birthday Tribute to Pierre Boulez

April 24, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Boulez and Stravinsky: London Symphony Orchestra, Peter Eőtvős (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 23.4.2015 (MB) Read more

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