Jonathan Biss continues his Beethoven sonata cycle at Wigmore Hall

01/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Jonathan Biss (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 28.2.2020. (CC)

Jonathan Biss (c) IMG Artists

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Insula’s remarkable musical exploration of the relationship between man and nature

01/03/2020

FranceFrance Pastoral for the Planet: Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Insula Orchestra / Laurence Equilbey (dramaturg / conductor). La Seine Musicale, Paris, 26.2.2020. (CC)

Insula Orchestra’s Pastorale for the Planet (c) Marie Guilloux

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Donald Runnicles masterminds a revelatory Bruckner Eighth in Glasgow

01/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dutilleux, Bruckner: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Donald Runnicles (conductor). City Halls Glasgow, 27.2.2020. (GT)

Donald Runnicles (c) Robert Kusel

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Blomstedt brings plain-spoken Bruckner to Cleveland

01/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Bruckner: Cleveland Orchestra / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, 27.2.2020. (MSJ)

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Cleveland Orchestra

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Benjamin Grosvenor and friends at the QEH excel in Romantic piano quartets

28/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler, R. Strauss & Brahms: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Hyeyoon Park (violin), Timothy Ridout (viola), Kian Soltani (cello). Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 27.2.2020. (CC)

Timothy Ridout (viola), Kian Soltani (cello), Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) & Hyeyoon Park (violin)
(c) Kathryn Hare

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Andsnes and Musicians from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra explore the light and dark of Mozart’s genius

28/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart: Leif Ove Andsnes [piano], Musicians from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (Matthew Truscott [violin], Joel Hunter [viola], Frank-Michael Guthmann [cello]). Wigmore Hall, London 21.2.2020. (CSa)

Leif Ove Andsnes (c) Gregor Hohenberg

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Marc-André Hamelin and the Doric String Quartet explore new repertoire in Vancouver

28/02/2020

CanadaCanada Sibelius, Hamelin, Dvořák: Marc-André Hamelin (piano); Doric String Quartet [Alex Redington and Ying Xue (violins), Hélène Clément (viola), John Myerscough (cello)], Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 16.2.2020. (GN)

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

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Bezuidenhout and the SCO in Edinburgh was a completely exhilarating listen

28/02/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart: Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin), Philip Higham (cello), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano / conductor). Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 27.2.2020. (SRT)

Kristian Bezuidenhout (c) Marco Borggreve

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