A Mixed Evening with the Takács Quartet

24/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Brahms, Haydn:  Takács Quartet (Edward Dusinberre, Károly Schranz, violins; Geraldine Walther, viola; András Fejér, cello) with Charles Owen (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 22.2.2013 (CC) Read more

Triumphant Purcell (and More) from Iestyn Davies

24/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Purcell, Humfrey, Tomkins, Blow, Matteis: Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Réjouissance [Simon Jones (violin), Andrea Jones (violin), Lucy Theo (viola), Jonathan Cohen (cello, harpsichord, organ), David Miller (lutes)]. Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 21.02.2013. (GPu) Read more

King’s Place Starts to Unwrap Bach

23/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bach: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Stephanie Gonley, Martin Burgess (violins), Michael Cox (flute), Steven Devine (harpsichord), Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Hall One, Kings Place, London, 22.2.2013 (MB) Read more

Earnest Delight in Neuberger’s Bartók

23/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Francois-Xavier Roth (conductor), Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 22.2.2013 (NR) Read more

Conductorless Concert Harks Back to Classical Era

22/02/2013

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven: Scottish Chamber Orchestra , Alexander Janiczek (leader/director), Piotr Anderszewski (piano/director), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 21.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

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

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