Scriabin, Ravel and Chopin: Mikhail Rudy (Piano) Wigmore Hall, London 10.5.2011 (RBB)
Not All String Quartets Are The Same : Gavin Dixon talks with the Ligeti Quartet (GDn)
The Ligeti Quartet are very rare breed, a young quartet who specialise in contemporary music. Gavin Dixon meets up with them to hear about getting to grips with the toughest music in the repertoire, performing at some unusual venues, and what to pick from the menu when you’re eating Japanese.
Chopin: Charles Rosen, St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 11.5.2011 (RJ)
Beethoven: Pinchas Zukerman (violin and conductor), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, RFH, London, 11.5.11 (GDn)
Schumann, Brahms: Beloved Clara. Lucy Parham, Gabrielle Drake, Martin Jarvis, Chipping Campden Music Festival, 8.5.2011. (RJ)
United Kingdom Mahler, Symphony No.3: Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Philharmonia Voices, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra; Lorin Maazel (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London 8.5.2011. (JPr)
Brahms and Schoenberg: Jerusalem Quartet and friends (Alexander Pavolovsky, Sergei Bresler (violins) Ori Kam, Yuri Zhislin (violas) Kyril Zlotnikov, Adrian Brendel (violoncelli)). Wigmore Hall, London, 7.5.2011 (MB)