An Uneven Wigmore Hall Recital by the Pražák Quartet


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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