The Three Choirs Festival Takes to The High Seas


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival 1. Ailish Tynan (soprano), Owen Gilhooley (baritone), Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Adrian Partington (conductor). Hereford Cathedral. 23.7.2012 (JQ) Read more

Prom 12: Barenboim’s Beethoven and Boulez Cycle Continues to Excite


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 12: Beethoven and Boulez: Guy Eshed, flute, Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello, West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Royal Albert Hall, London, 23.7.2012 (CG) Read more

Jette Parker Young Artists Celebrate Anniversary with Rossini


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rossini, Il Viaggio a Reims (concert performance): Jette Parker Young Artists, Orchestra of English National Opera/Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 20.7.2012. (CC) Read more

Aspen VII: Riveting Schuman, Fascinating Ligeti


United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival (7): Wolff, McDuffie triumph with Schuman; Fliter delivers impassioned Beethoven; Kahane’s Beethoven more elegant. 23.7.2012 (HS) Read more

Prom 11:Troy Vividly Re-Created at The Proms


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 11: Berlioz, The Trojans (Les Troyens): soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.7.2012. (JPr)

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Prom 10: Barenboim’s Proms Beethoven Cycle: A Second Distinguished Instalment


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 10 – Beethoven and Boulez: Jussef Eisa (clarinet), Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM computer music designer), Jérémie Henrot (IRCAM sound engineer), West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 21.7.2012 (MB) Read more

Variety and Intriguing Juxtapositions at 2012 Gower Festival


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Variety and Intriguing Juxtapositions at 2012 Gower Festival: Gower Festival, Gower Peninsula, South Wales, 16-19.7.2012. Read more

Proms 9: Barenboim’s Beethoven Cycle Auspiciously Launched


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 9: Beethoven and Boulez: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.7.2012 (MB) Read more

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