Fine performances of Schubert and Mozart trios offer balm in stressful times

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterloo Festival [4] – Schubert and Mozart: Anthony Marwood (violin), Hélène Clément (viola), Tim Posner (cello). St John’s, Waterloo, London, 23.6.2021. (MB)

Anthony Marwood (violin), Hélène Clément (viola) and Tim Posner (cello)
(c) Matthew Johnson

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A socially distanced semi-staged Die Walküre with many musical highlights returns summer opera to Longborough

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Longborough Festival Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 8.6.2021. (JPr)

Sarah Marie Kramer (Sieglinde) & Peter Wedd (Siegmund) (c) Jorge Lizalde

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The delights of Schubert’s Octet from the Solem Quartet and friends

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterloo Festival [2] – Schubert: Solem Quartet (Amy Tress, William Newell [violins], Stephan Upshaw [viola], Stephanie Tress [cello]), Anthony Friend (clarinet), Catriona McDermid (bassoon), Stephen Craigen (horn), Marianne Schofield (double bass). St John’s Waterloo, London, 4.6.2021. (MB)

Stephanie Tress (cello), Catriona McDermid (bassoon), Anthony Friend (clarinet)
and Stephen Craigen (horn) (c) Matthew Johnson

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20th Oxford Lieder Festival – 8 to 23 October 2021

The 20th Oxford Lieder Festival: Nature’s Songbook

The Oxford Lieder Festival (8 – 23 October 2021) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn. Celebrating the magical art of song, an astonishing array of artists will appear in more than 80 events, encompassing the great song cycles of Schubert and Schumann, the riches of fin-de-siècle Paris, the epic landscapes of Scandinavia and the vibrant sphere of American song.

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This Bach B minor Mass is arguably VOCES8’s finest achievement to date

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE From London Spring – Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Carolyn Sampson, Eleonore Cockerham (sopranos), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass-baritone), Rachel Podger (guest leader). Academy of Ancient Music / Barnaby Smith (conductor). Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London, 4.2.2021, and streamed 5.4.2021. (CC)

Bach’s B minor Mass in London’s Church of St Bartholomew the Great
(c) Colin Steen

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