Immaculate ensemble-playing from the Borodin Quartet at Wigmore Hall

10/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Arensky: Borodin Quartet (Ruben Aharonian & Sergei Lomovsky [violins], Igor Naidin [viola], Vladimir Balshin [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 9.10.2019. (CS)

Borodin Quartet at Wigmore Hall (courtesy of Wigmore Hall)

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Richard Egarr and his AAM forces open their 2019-20 season with Dussek and Beethoven

05/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dussek, Beethoven: Stephen Fry (narrator), Stefanie True (soprano), Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano), Gwilym Bowen (tenor), Morgan Pearse (baritone), Chen Reiss (soprano), Orchestra and Choir of Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 2.10.2019. (AK)

Richard Egarr and Stephen Fry

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Dramatically searing Verdi Requiem in Cardiff

05/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Requiem: Vlada Borovko (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), David Soar (bass), BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales / Richard Farnes (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 3.10.2019. (PCG) Read more

A much-changed Wigmore Hall programme from Steven Isserlis and friends

04/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bartók, Sibelius, Mustonen, Schumann, Kurtág, Richard Rodney Bennett and Schubert: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Steven Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 30.9.2019. (AK)

Steven Isserlis (c) Satoshi Aoyagi

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Jurowski and the LPO on peak form in An Alpine Symphony

03/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Elgar, R. Strauss: Nicola Benedetti (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 2.10.2019. (CS)

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Salonen closes the Philharmonia’s ‘Bittersweet Metropolis’ series with another intriguing programme

01/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Busoni, Weill, Berg and Hindemith: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Rebecca Nelsen (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 29.9.2019. (AS)

Christian Tetzlaff (c) Giorgia Bertazzi

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Jonathan Biss begins his odyssey through the Beethoven sonatas at Wigmore Hall

30/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Piano Sonatas I: Jonathan Biss (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 29.9.2019. (CC)

Jonathan Biss (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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Despite John Butt’s strong presence, Spears’s music isn’t Mozart’s in Glasgow

29/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival –Bruckner, Mozart: Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Beth Taylor, (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Bowen (tenor), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass), Orchestra, Glasgow Cathedral Choir, Glasgow University Chapel Choir / John Butt (conductor), Glasgow Cathedral, 28.9.2019. (SRT)

2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival (c) Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

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