Musical optimism from the LPO and Sir Mark Elder at the Royal Festival Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rapture and Revelry – Clyne, R. Strauss, Beethoven: Pieter Schoeman (violin), Tania Mazzetti (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London (live stream), 21.10.2020. (CS)

Sir Mark Elder (c) Simon Dodd

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A Hardy Songbook: Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn at Oxford Lieder

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [5] – A Thomas Hardy Songbook: Rowan Pierce (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano). Holywell Music Room, Oxford (live stream), 16.10.2020. (CS)

Roderick Williams

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Bostridge sings Bach and Britten at Oxford Lieder

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [3] – J.S. Bach, Britten: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Saskia Giorgini (piano), Oxford Bach Soloists / Thomas Hammond-Davies (conductor). Merton College Chapel (live stream), 14.10.2020. (CS)

Ian Bostridge, Oxford Bach Soloists, & Thomas Hammond-Davies (conductor)
in Merton College Chapel

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Time-travelling Gothic melodrama from Carolyn Sampson and Joseph Middleton at the Oxford Lieder Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [2]: Six Songs of Melmouth – Schubert, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Satie, Poldowski, Walton: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano). Holywell Music Room, Oxford (live stream), 13.10.2020. (CS)

Joseph Middleton and Carolyn Sampson (photo courtesy of Oxford Lieder Festival)

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‘Hafez in Song’: Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake at the Oxford Lieder Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [1]: The Western-Eastern Divan – Schubert, Henze, Wolf, Mahler: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Holywell Music Room, Oxford (live stream), 11.10.2020. (CS)

Ian Bostridge (photo courtesy of Oxford Lieder Festival)

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A satisfying conclusion to the 2020 Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glière, Puccini, J.S. Bach, Mozart: Guy Johnston (cello), Julian Bliss (clarinet), Navarra Quartet (Magnus Johnston & Marije Johnston [violin], Sascha Bota [viola], Brian O’Kane [cello]). Chapel & Marble Hall, Hatfield House, recorded broadcast, 2.10.2020. (CS)

The Navarra Quartet and Julian Bliss, in the Marble Hall at Hatfield House

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IMS Prussia Cove at Wigmore Hall: drama, dialogues and joyful diversions

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Benjamin, Mendelssohn, Mozart: IMS Prussia Cove (Anthony Marwood & Mathilde Milwidsky [violin], Timothy Ridout & Eivind Ringstad [viola], Rebecca Gilliver & Sinéad O’Halloran [cello], Mishka Rushdie Momen [piano]), live-streamed from Wigmore Hall, London, 1.10.2020. (CS)

(from top left, clockwise) Anthony Marwood, Timothy Ridout,
Mishka Rushdie Momen and Eivind Ringstad

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