A richly promising opening to the new season at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin

GermanyGermany Schubert, Mozart, Berg, and Widmann: Sarah Aristidou (soprano), Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Staatskapelle Berlin String Quartet (Wolfram Brandl, Krzysztof Specjal [violins], Yulia Deyneka [viola], Claudius Popp [cello]), Boulez Ensemble / Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 1.9.2020. (MB)

Daniel Barenboim in the Pierre Boulez Saal

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Our Reviewers’ Favorite Musical Events in 2015

Robert Beattie There were many fine performances throughout 2015, and it has been very difficult to select a list of outstanding concerts. In drawing up my list I looked at concerts where the music making was at an exceptionally high standard throughout, and where the performers offered fresh insights into some of the great works … Read more

St John’s Smith Square Unveils its 30th Christmas Festival

St John’s Smith Square Unveils its 30th Christmas Festival The St John’s Smith Square 30th Christmas Festival has now flourished into a series of 14 concerts running from 11-23 December under the artistic directorship of Stephen Layton. The great British choral tradition continues to influence the programming, with The Choir of King’s College London returning to … Read more