The loveliest of sounds – English lute songs performed by Kate Maroney and Adam Cockerham

United StatesUnited States T( )NIGHT – In Darkness Let Me Dwell: Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano), Adam Cockerham (lute). Performed on 2.9.2020 at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, New York, and viewed on on 22.10.2020. (RP)

Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano) © Tatiana Daubek

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Musical optimism from the LPO and Sir Mark Elder at the Royal Festival Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rapture and Revelry – Clyne, R. Strauss, Beethoven: Pieter Schoeman (violin), Tania Mazzetti (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London (live stream), 21.10.2020. (CS)

Sir Mark Elder (c) Simon Dodd

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The stellar Cleveland Orchestra is back with a superb concert and a new streaming app

United StatesUnited States In Focus/Episode One, Inspirations: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Performed at Severance Hall, Cleveland, and live-streamed on 8.10.2020, and currently steaming on Cleveland’s Adella app. (MSJ)

Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall (c) Roger Mastroianni

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A Hardy Songbook: Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn at Oxford Lieder

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [5] – A Thomas Hardy Songbook: Rowan Pierce (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano). Holywell Music Room, Oxford (live stream), 16.10.2020. (CS)

Roderick Williams

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A most thoughtfully constructed sequence of Visions of Childhood from Monmouth

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Visions of Childhood Wagner, Humperdinck, Schubert, Mahler: April Fredrik (soprano), English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor). Filmed in Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, relayed via the ESO’s YouTube channel, 16.10.2020. (JQ)

April Fredrik (soprano), ESO and Kenneth Woods (conductor)

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Haunting arrangements of Haitian songs from Nathalie Joachim and the Spektral Quartet

United StatesUnited States Various, Fanm d’Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute and electronics) and Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon, Maeve Feinberg [violins], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]). Filmed for Cal Performances at Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago, reviewed as a live stream (14.10.2020) and available on demand through 12.1.2021. (HS)

Nathalie Joachim

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Bostridge sings Bach and Britten at Oxford Lieder

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [3] – J.S. Bach, Britten: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Saskia Giorgini (piano), Oxford Bach Soloists / Thomas Hammond-Davies (conductor). Merton College Chapel (live stream), 14.10.2020. (CS)

Ian Bostridge, Oxford Bach Soloists, & Thomas Hammond-Davies (conductor)
in Merton College Chapel

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