Outstanding Saint-Saëns from Alina Ibragimova


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov: Alina Ibragimova (violin), Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse / Tugan Sokhiev (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 29. 3.2012 (GPu) Read more

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Good Form under Charles Dutoit


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Beethoven, R. Strauss:  Julia Fischer (violin); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Dutoit. Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.3.2012 (CC) Read more

James Lisney Gives UK Premiere of Jan Vriend’s Meden Agan


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Beethoven, Janáček, Jan Vriend: Paul Barritt (violin), James Lisney (piano), Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham. 28.3.2012.  (RJ) Read more

Stand-in Matthew Coorey Impresses in Finale of Mahler’s Ninth


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Mozart, Mahler:  Lisa Batiashvili (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Matthew Coorey (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 28.3.2012 (GD) Read more

Macedonian Pianist Provides High Voltage Saint-Saëns


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Debussy, SaintSaëns, Berlioz: Simon Trpčeski (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra ,Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Guildhall, Preston 26.3.2012 (MC) Read more

Vengerov, Temirkanov and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Excel in Russian Music


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, Shostakovich:  Maxim Vengerov (violin), St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Temirkanov (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 24.3.2012 (CC) Read more

A Veteran Pianist from Japan Gives a London Recital


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Chopin, Toshiya Sukegawa, Bach, Mussorgsky, Liszt: Ingrid Fuzjko Hemming (piano),  Cadogan Hall, London. 24.3.2012 (RB) Read more

Julian Anderson, Delius and Elgar in a Fascinating Evening With the London Philharmonic


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Julian Anderson, Delius, Elgar: Roderick Williams (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 24.3.2012 (CG) Read more

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