Chailly’s Magnificent Rachmaninov in Birmingham


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shostakovich and Rachmaninov. Lynn Harrell (cello) Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham. 25.10.2012 (JQ) Read more

EXAUDI’s Tenth Birthday Celebration Looks Forward, Not Back


United KingdomUnited Kingdom The EXAUDI Italian Madrigal Book – A Tenth Birthday Celebration:EXAUDI, James Weeks (conductor). Wigmore Hall, London, 21.10.2012 (MB) Read more

Impressive Barber from Sarah Chang and Dresden’s Other Orchestra


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Brahms, Barber, Dvořák: Sarah Chang (violin), Dresden Philharmonic/Michael Sanderling (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 23.10.12 (MC) Read more

Intriguing ‘Compressed Wagner’


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Tippett and Wagner: Leopold String Trio, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mark Wigglesworth (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 19.10.2012. (JPr) Read more

Ireland Commemorates Wallace Bicentenary


Ireland William Vincent Wallace: National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland 15.10.2012, (RJW) Read more

Bruckner’s Eighth Lacks Symphonic Coherence and Narrative Logic


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Bruckner: Martin Helmchen (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnanyi (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 18.10.12. (GD) Read more

A Right Royal Concert from the BBC Singers


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bliss, Britten, Byrd, Elgar, Maxwell Davies, Mealor, Mendelssohn, Parry, Prince Albert, Purcell, Tomkins, Walton: BBC Singers / Paul Brough (conductor), Iain Farrington (organ), Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 19.10.2012 (NS) Read more

Intriguing Elgar from Vasily Petrenko


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven and Elgar: Simon Trpčeski (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 18.10.2012 (MB) Read more

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