Pappano and gifted soloists reanimate the spirit of the Royal Opera House and remember those we have lost

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Live from Covent Garden: Louise Alder (soprano), Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Toby Spence (tenor), Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (dancers), Vasko Vassilev (violin), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Anita Rani (presenter). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.6.2020. (JPr)

Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (c) Lara Cappelli

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NEW! Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020

OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL 2020

Sholto Kynoch, Artistic Director of Oxford Lieder Festival

UK’S BIGGEST SONG FESTIVAL PAVES THE WAY FOR A NEW AND SUSTAINABLE MODEL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

The Oxford Lieder Festival will go ahead this October, with a bold programme and trailblazing approach to the challenges currently facing the classical music industry. Over eight days and 35 events, the Festival will be fully live, ticketed, and presented from special venues in and around Oxford, completely online. With a roster of internationally renowned artists and the pick of the new generation, Oxford Lieder continues as a pioneering and innovative champion of the art of song, and addresses the difficult issue of paid online classical music head-on with a new, sustainable model.

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Bryn Terfel and Hannah Stone are found ‘at home’ in Grange Park Opera’s stellar recital

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Grange Park Opera’s Found SeasonThe Son of a Farmer (Staying at Home): Sir Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) and Hannah Stone (harp). Reviewed on 6.6.2020. (JPr)

The Song of a Farmer – Sir Bryn Terfel

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Excellent, eclectic, and engaging Monday Concert Live Stream – the Ninth – from Bavarian State Opera

GermanyGermany Ninth Monday Concert: Soloists of the Bavarian State Ballet and Bavarian State Orchestra, Günther Groissböck (bass), Gerold Huber (piano), Live stream from the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1.6.2020. (MMB)

Günther Groissböck (bass)

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Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020 online during lockdown

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2020

Huw WATKINS – Invention [Huw Watkins (piano); Suite for harp Anne Denholm (harp)] CLICK HERE

John Luther ADAMS – Two dances [Anne Denholm (harp)]; The dream of the hermit thrush; The dream of the canyon wren [George Barton (percussion), Siwan Rhys (piano)] CLICK HERE

Mark BOWDEN – for Michael Harrison [Alice Neary (cello), David Adams (piano)]; Four memos: Exactitude [David Adams (violin), Robin Green (piano)]
David John ROCHE – Tremolo Study 4 [David John Roche (guitar)]
Maja PALSER – A cry [Robin Green (piano)]
Mared EMLYN – Perlau yn y glaw; [Anne Denholm (harp)]
Steph POWER – Dreamtides [Matthew Jones (violin), Annabel Thwaite (piano)]
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In Memoriam Sir Peter Jonas – an April Monday Concert of the Bavarian State Opera 

GermanyGermany Fourth Concert – In Memoriam Sir Peter Jonas: Elsa Benoit (soprano), Donald Wages (piano), Münchner Klavier Trio, Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano), Live streaming from the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, on 27.4.2020. (MMB)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) & Helmut Deutsch (piano) (c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Looking back at Rattle and the LSO’s new Turnage and Mahler Six in 2017 proves consoling rather than tragic

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Turnage, Mahler: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall performance from 19.1.2017 and reviewed on 18.5.2020 as an Always Playing full-length concert from the LSO’s archive. (JPr)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO (c) Tristram Kenton

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