Classical Vauxhall: Classical Done Differently at St Mark’s Kennington

Classical Vauxhall – 10 to 13 February 2022  The third Classical Vauxhall Festival had already given their first concert (of five) at St Mark’s Kennington when I received information about their imaginative and appetising programmes. After the end of the festival they were able to let me have a recording of the concert of 10 … Read more

Revisitation of the Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings

Haunting or bewitching are words that come to mind to the hundreds of thousands of those who have experienced Samuel Barber’s 1936 Adagio for Strings. Or the countless millions whose lives have been unwittingly changed by eight minutes of music of which they could not name composer or title. Composer and title are so inextricably … Read more

Glorious 75th Anniversary Concert by and for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 75th Anniversary Concert – Delius, Elgar, Walton: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Philharmonia Chorus (chorusmaster: Gavin Carr), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 21.9.2021. (JB)

Vasily Petrenko and Bryn Terfel (c) Ben Wright

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