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

20/05/2020

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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The Swedish Philharmonia display outstanding standards of music-making in Edinburgh

21/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Sibelius: Viktoria Mullova (violinist), Swedish Philharmonia / Jaime Martin (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 15.3.2020. (GT)

Swedish Philharmonia (c) Nikolaj Lund

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Sunwook Kim displays magnificent pianism and artistry in Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto in Glasgow

19/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stravinsky, Beethoven: Sunwook Kim (pianist), Royal Scottish National Chorus (chorus director: Gregory Batsleer) and Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 14.3.2020. (GT)

Sunwook Kim

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Benedetti and Power perform a magical Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in Glasgow

17/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Mozart: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (director). City Halls, Glasgow, 13.3.2020. (GT)

Nicola Benedetti (c) Andy Gotts

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Daniel Lebhardt’s compelling account of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ with the Hallé in Blackburn

16/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven: Daniel Lebhardt (piano), Hallé / Gergely Madaras (conductor). King George’s Hall, Blackburn, 13.3.2020. (MC)

Daniel Lebhardt

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The Swedish Philharmonia make a welcome visit to Cadogan Hall

14/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Sibelius: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Swedish Philharmonia / Jaime Martín (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 13.3.2020. (CS)

Viktoria Mullova

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Highly significant Mahler from Robin Ticciati and the LPO at the Royal Festival Hall

13/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Mahler: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Khatia Buniatishvili (piano), Pablo Ferrández (cello). London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.3.2020. (CC)

Robin Ticciati (c) Marco Borggreve

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Splendid Wigmore Hall performance of Parnasso in festa from the London Handel Orchestra

13/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel: Katie Bray (mezzo-soprano), Keri Fuge (soprano), Charlotte Bowden (soprano), Jess Dandy (contra-alto), Emily Sierra (alto), Annabel Kennedy (mezzo-soprano), John Lee (bass), London Handel Orchestra / Adrian Butterfield (director). Wigmore Hall, 10.3.2020. (AK)

Handel’s Parnasso in festa at Wigmore Hall

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