Soloists, Runnicles and BBC SO prove Missa solemnis is a magnificent masterpiece

09/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Atkins (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Barbican Hall, 4.3.2020. (AK)

Donald Runnicles  (conductor), BBC SO and Chorus © Mark Allan

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Emelyanychev directs an unforgettable evening of Beethoven symphonies in Glasgow

09/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor). City Halls, Glasgow, 6.3.2020. (GT)

Maxim Emelyanychev

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Guarrera unites virtuosity and creativity at Wigmore Hall

08/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chopin, Ravel, Prokofiev: Giuseppe Guarrera (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 3.3.2020. (MBr)

Giuseppe Guarrera (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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Shock-waves and silence from Sean Shibe at Wigmore Hall

08/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Fennessy, Gubaidulina, J.S. Bach, Lentz: Sean Shibe (acoustic and electric guitar). Wigmore Hall, London, 6.3.2020. (CS)

Sean Shibe (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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Simon Rattle, back in Berlin, makes a strong case for Beethoven’s neglected oratorio

07/03/2020

GermanyGermany Strauss and Beethoven: Jonathan Kelly (oboe), Iwona Sobotka (soprano), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), David Soar (bass), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus director: Simon Halsey) / Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.3.2020. (MB)

Sir Simon Rattle

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Vocal perfection from The King’s Singers at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

06/03/2020

United StatesUnited States An Audience with The King’s Singers – Various: The King’s Singers. Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York, 3.3.2020. (RP)

The King’s Singers © Rebecca Reid

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Good, fresh CBSO performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem in Birmingham

05/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Brahms: Camilla Tilling (soprano), Florian Boesch (baritone); CBSO Chorus; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 4.3.2020. (JQ)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO (c) Chris Christodoulou

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World premieres from the BBC NOW in Cardiff

05/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Composition: Wales: BBC National Orchestra of Wales / B Tommy Anderson (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 4.3.2020. (PCG) Read more

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