Italian Polychoral Splendour in the Cotswolds

15/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Viadana, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Grandi, Palestrina: Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), William Purefoy (counter-tenor), Nicholas Hurndall Smith and Matthew Long (tenors), Charles Gibbs (bass), I Fagiolini, The English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, Robert Hollingworth (director), St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 12.5.2013. (RJ) Read more

Denis Kozhukhin Impresses in Prokofiev’s ‘War Sonatas’

15/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Prokofiev, Denis Kozhukhin (piano) Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 12.5.2013 (CC) Read more

Lithuanian Music Comes to Wales

13/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Kutavicius, Martinaitis, Bartulis, Tamulionis, Metcalf: Onute Švabauskaitè (cello), St Christopher Chamber Orchestra / Donatas Katkus (conductor), Vale of Glamorgan Festival, All Saint’s Church, Penarth, Cardiff. 11.5.2013 (PCG) Read more

Sir Andrew Lavishes Affection on Vaughan Williams and Elgar

12/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Vaughan Williams, Elgar: Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (Vioin) Philharmonia Orchestra / Andrew Davis (conductor), The Anvil, Basingstoke, 11.5.2013. Read more

Messiaen’s Visionary Piano Cycle is an Awe-Inspiring Experience

12/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Messiaen: Steven Osborne (piano), St. James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 11.5.2013 (JQ) Read more

A Memorable Evening with Angela Gheorghiu

12/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  International Opera Stars 2013:  Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Teodor Ilincăi (tenor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tiberiu Soare (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 10.5.2013. (JPr) Read more

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring Invigorates and Excites

12/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Janáček, Ravel, Stravinsky: Louis Lortie (piano), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Juanjo Mena (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Thursday 9th May 2013 (MC) Read more

Condensed Wagner Fails to Convince

11/05/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Naked Classics: Wagner’s Ring: Paul Rissmann (presenter), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Philippe Bach (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 10.5.2013 (SRT) Read more

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