An Uneven Wigmore Hall Recital by the Pražák Quartet

14/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart and Brahms: Pražák Quartet (Pavel Hula, Vlastimil Holek (violins), Josef Klusoň (viola), Michal Kaňka (cello). Wigmore Hall, London, 12.2.2012 (MB) Read more

Luminous Purcell Paired with Handel and Tallis

14/02/2012

United StatesUnited States Purcell, Dido and Aeneas; Handel, Tallis: Soloists, Theatre of Early Music, Daniel Taylor (conductor). Town Hall, Seattle, 11.2.2012 (BJ) Read more

Mumbles Orchestra Does Justice to an Ambitious Programme

12/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Rachmaninov, Sibelius: Duncan Honeybourne (piano), Mumbles Symphony Orchestra, David John (conductor), All Saints’, Oystermouth, 11.2.2012 Read more

Numinous Sibelius Playing Steals the Show in Cardiff

12/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sibelius, Elgar:  Akiko Suwanai (violin), Jane Irwin(mezzo), BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC Welsh National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 10.2.2012 (GPu) Read more

Errant Cows in Mediocre Mahler

12/02/2012

GermanyGermany Mahler: Kent Nagano (conductor), Munich Philharmonic, Gasteig Philharmonic Hall, Munich, 11.2.2012 (JFL) Read more

NSO From Inside Shostakovich to God’s Doorstep

12/02/2012

United StatesUnited States Shostakovich, Bruckner: Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin), Christoph Eschenbach (conductor), National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC. 10.2.2012 (RRR) Read more

A New Concerto from Bringuier and the BBCSO

11/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Dvorak, Saunders, Tchaikovsky: Carolin Widmann (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lionel Bringuier (conductor), Barbican, London, 10.2.2012 (GDn) Read more

Schmaltzy Wallace, Thrilling Strauss and Lustrous Elgar from RSNO

11/02/2012

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wallace, Strauss, Elgar: Tasmin Little (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 3.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! Opera North in 2020-2021 – postponements and plans __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • UPDATED ONLINE NEWS! IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Glyndebourne Festival Opera opens for a 2020 summer season __________________________________
  • NEW! Baritone Federico Longhi’s Rigoletto is part of Parma’s June Verdian renaissance __________________________________
  • NEW! 69th Wexford Festival Opera – 11 to 18 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! Dresden’s Semperoper reopens with Anna Netrebko on 19 June __________________________________
  • NEW! Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal in 2020-21 __________________________________
  • NEW! LMP’s first UK chamber orchestra performances since Covid-19 struck __________________________________
  • NEW! Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update __________________________________
  • NEW! Royal Opera House announces first live concert since beginning of lockdown __________________________________
  • NEW! Semi-staged Das Rheingold on Deutsche Oper Berlin’s parking deck from 12 June __________________________________
  • NEW! A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season __________________________________
  • NEW! Grange Park Opera’s 2020 Found Season – 4 June to 12 July __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2020 Salzburg Festival – 1 to 30 August __________________________________
  • NEW! English Music Festival’s 2020 online series of concerts and talks __________________________________
  • The Singapore Symphony in 2020-2021 __________________________________
  • Musikfest Berlin 2020 __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Free Review Summary Newsletter

    Search S&H

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! World Ballet School Day – inaugural edition 7 July 2020 __________________________________
  • UPDATED ONLINE NEWS! IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Longborough Festival Opera launches podcast and extraordinary generosity of the audience __________________________________
  • NEW! The Music Critics Association of North America Best New Opera Award to Blue __________________________________
  • NEW! Lincoln Center honors Pride with a light installation on its iconic plaza __________________________________
  • R.I.P. Dame Vera Lynn (1917-2020): Did we really need Vera Lynn during the war? __________________________________
  • NEW! What price Sherlock Holmes? __________________________________
  • NEW! BBC to show the ROH’s first post-lockdown performance and their other recent music news __________________________________
  • NEW! Woody Allen comes back fighting with a book and A Rainy Day in New York __________________________________
  • NEW! Educating Rita, says who? __________________________________
  • NEW! 2020 Three Choirs Festival – postponed __________________________________
  • NEW! ACCOMPANIST OR PARTNER? PIANIST SUSIE ALLAN IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN QUINN __________________________________
  • NEW! Need to escape reality? Enter into the magical world of composer David Hertzberg __________________________________
  • NEW! BTHVN2020 – Beethoven anniversary goes into overtime __________________________________
  • Archives by Week

    Archives by Month