Intriguing arrangements and fine musicianship from Anita Monserrat and the members of Mad Song

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler, Müller-Hermann, and Schoenberg: Anita Monserrat (soprano), Mad Song (Hannah Gillingham [flute], James Gilbert [clarinet], Seleni Stewart [violin], Benedict Swindells [cello], Gus Tredwell [piano]) / Joshua Ballance (conductor). St John the Baptist Church, High Barnet, London, 22.7.2021. (MB)

Mad Song

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Fine and characterful singing as Die Walküre is heard once more in Wagner-starved London

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, London Opera Company ensemble (Rosemary Taylor [clarinets], Jo Harris [trumpet], William Brown [trombone, bass trumpet], James Bower [percussion]), Peter Selwyn (piano, music director). St John’s, Waterloo, London, 3.7.2021. (MB)

Cara McHardy (Brünnhilde)

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Fine performances of Schubert and Mozart trios offer balm in stressful times

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterloo Festival [4] – Schubert and Mozart: Anthony Marwood (violin), Hélène Clément (viola), Tim Posner (cello). St John’s, Waterloo, London, 23.6.2021. (MB)

Anthony Marwood (violin), Hélène Clément (viola) and Tim Posner (cello)
(c) Matthew Johnson

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Hope is in the air as the Philharmonia bids ’au revoir’ to Esa-Pekka Salonen

United KingdomUnited Kingdom ‘Salonen: The Finale’: Bach, Salonen, and Beethoven: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 10.6.2021. (MB)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Mitsuko Uchida (piano) & the Philharmonia
(c) Luca Migliore

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