Schmaltzy Wallace, Thrilling Strauss and Lustrous Elgar from RSNO


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Wallace, Strauss, Elgar: Tasmin Little (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 3.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

City of London Sinfonia Tribute to Scott of the Antarctic


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vaughan Williams, Cecilia McDowell: Robert Murray (tenor) Katherine Watson (soprano) Hugh Bonneville (narrator)City of London Sinfonia & Ladies of the Holst Singers Stephen Layton (conductor) , Symphony Hall, Birmingham 3.2.2012 (CT) Read more

A Cheltenham Commemoration of Scott of the Antarctic


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Conquering the Antarctic:  Hugh Bonneville (narrator), Robert Murray (tenor), Katherine Watson (soprano), Bath Camerata & Wells Cathedral School Chamber Choir (female voices), City of London Sinfonia, Stephen Layton (conductor). Cheltenham Town Hall  8.2.2012 (JQ) Read more

Nézet-Séguin’s Unconvincing Substitute Finale to Bruckner’s Ninth


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Bruckner:  Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choirs/ Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor) Royal Festival Hall, London, 5.2.2012. (GD)   Read more

Thrilling Virtuosity from Marc-André Hamelin


United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Haydn, Stockhausen, Villa-Lobos, Liszt: Marc-André Hamelin (piano) Wigmore Hall, London 6.2.2012 (RB)

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Jiří Bĕlohlávek Takes Leave of BBC Orchestra with Dvořák Opera


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dvořák Jakobín:  (sung in Czech, with English surtitles). Soloists, BBC Singers, Trinity Boys’ Choir & Old Palace Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Jiří Bĕlohlávek (concuctor), Barbican Hall, London, 4.2.2012. (CC) Read more

Accomplishment and Promise from The Benyounes Quartet


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Brahms: The Benyounes Quartet: Zara Benyounes, Emily Holland (violin), Sara Roberts (viola) Kim Vaughan (cello). Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 5.2.12. (GP) Read more

Grandeur and Bleakness in Mark Padmore’s Winterreise


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert, Winterreise: Mark Padmore (tenor), Paul Lewis (piano), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 6.2.2012 (SRT) Read more

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