Poise and Precision but Lacking Personality

21/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Haydn: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / András Schiff (fortepiano/conductor), The Anvil Arts Centre, Basingstoke, 20.2.2013. (NB) Read more

Feast of Extravagantly Scored Music from CBSO

21/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Elgar, Prokofiev, Respighi: Freddy Kempf (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Litton (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 20.2.2013 (JQ) Read more

Marin Alsop and the LPO: A Decidedly Mixed Bag

21/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Dvořák, Milhaud, Varèse: London Adventist Chorale, Ken Burton (conductor), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 20.2.2013 (GDn) Read more

Richly Rewarding Fare from the Takács Quartet

21/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Brahms and Haydn: Takács Quartet (Edward Dusinberre, Károly Schranz (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola), András Fejér (cello)), Lawrence Power (viola). Wigmore Hall, London, 20.2.2013 (MB) Read more

Colin Matthews Demonstrates Skill as Composer and Orchestrator

20/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Colin Matthews, Britten, Piper, Elgar:  Robert Plane (clarinet), Neil Percy (percussion), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 19.2.2013 (PCG) Read more

Vital and Exuberant Playing from the Hallé

19/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Tchaikovsky, Barber, Delius, Shostakovich: Valeriy Sokolov (violin), Hallé Orchestra / Andrew Gourlay (conductor), Westmorland Hall, Kendal, Cumbria,  16.2.2013 (MC) Read more

Substitute Conductor Fails to Inspire London Philharmonic

19/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Ravel, Prokofiev, Stravinsky: Leila Josefowicz (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Mikhail Agrest (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 16.2.13 (GD)  Read more

Devon Baroque Flourishes under New Director

19/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  J. S. Bach: Amy Carson (soprano) and Julian Rippon (baritone), Devon Baroque / Jonathan Watts (director),  Great Hall, Dartington., Devon, 17.2.2013 (PRB) Read more

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