Roxanna Panufnik’s fabulous music is performed with real devotion and understanding by the Sacconi Quartet.

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Roxanna Panufnik: Sacconi Quartet (Ben Hancox, Hannah Dawson [violins], Robin Ashwell [viola], Cara Berridge [cello]) with Andrew Marshall (double-bass) and Roderick Williams (baritone).  Streamed live (Pete Fozard [vision and streaming] and Chris Kalcov [sound]) from Riverside, Twickenham, via YouTube (available click here), 21.7.2020. (CC)

Sacconi Quartet (c) Alejandro Tamagno

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Intimate arrangements for tenor and harp of Latin American songs finds Rolando Villazón close to his best again

FranceFrance Serenata Latina: Rolando Villazón (tenor) and Xavier de Maistre (harp). Live stream from Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Paris, and reviewed on 17.7.2020. (JPr)

Xavier de Maistre (harp) & Rolando Villazón (tenor)

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Works & Process – Guggenheim and Met Present New Works by Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly

United StatesUnited States Works & Process Artists Virtual Commissions – Mazzoli, Muhly: Co-presented by Guggenheim Museum & Metropolitan Opera, New York, and streamed online 12-13.7.2020. (RP)

Missy Mazzoli © Victor Naine/I Hate Flash

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Salieri was not supremely talented but Lucian Msamati undoubtedly proves he is in NT’s 2017 Amadeus

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre at Home – Anthony Shaffer’s Amadeus: Performance of 2.2.2017 reviewed on 17.7.2020. (JPr)

Adam Gillen (Mozart) and Lucian Msamati (Salieri)

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In 2020 Ben Heppner and Jane Eaglen sing once again to us in the Met’s 1999 Tristan und Isolde

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Performance of 11.12.1999 reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 13.7.2020. (JPr)

Jane Eaglen and Ben Heppner in the Met’s Tristan und Isolde

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There is music that assuages from James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong in Seattle

United StatesUnited States Beethoven: James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano), presented virtually by Aspen Music Festival, streaming from Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, 12.7.2020. (HS)

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong (c) Aspen Music Festival

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Jonathan Ferrucci is a wunderkind pianist with noble soul

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bach, Bartók, Schumann: Jonathan Ferrucci (piano). Recital presented by the Arts Club of Washington with the Keyboard Charitable Trust at St Mary’s Perivale, West London. 12.7.2020 performance streamed live. (JB)

Jonathan Ferrucci

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NT at Home presents Lorraine Hansberry’s epic Les Blancs

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre at Home – Robert Nemiroff’s adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs: filmed on stage at the National Theatre in 2016 and viewed on 9.7.2020. (RP)

Danny Sapani (Tshembe Matoseh) in Les Blancs © Johan Persson

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