Vim and vigour from the Northern Chamber Orchestra as Lara Melda shows her affinity for Rossini

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bartók, Mozart, Rossini: Lara Melda (piano), Northern Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas Ward (leader/director). Livestream from the Carole Nash Hall, Manchester, 28.2.2021. (CC)

Lara Melda plays Rossini’s String Sonata No.3

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More DG ‘Musical Moments’: Baillieu is one of our foremost piano accompanists and Matshikiza is a real talent

GermanyGermany Hahn, Fauré, Obradors, Puccini, Dvořák: Pumeza Matshikiza (soprano), James Baillieu (piano). Recorded in Berlin from Tanzaal an der Panke. Streamed via DG Stage (click here) on 19.2.2021. (CC)

Pumeza Matshikiza (c) Decca

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Luna is a terrific opportunity to experience a phenomenally inventive hour-long film from the Orchestra of the Swan

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Night Owl Digital Concert – Luna: Graham Vick (narrator), David Le Page (violin/director), Orchestra of the Swan. Concert performed on 11.10.2020 at Stratford Playhouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, and can be streamed for free from 17 to 19.2.2021 click here. (CC)

David Le Page (deviser and creator of OOTS’s Luna)

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Apollo5’s LOVE from London is an appropriately lovely, heart-warming Valentine’s Day concert

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE from London SpringLOVE from London: Apollo5 (Emily Owen, Clare Stewart [sopranos], Josh Cooter, Oli Martin-Smith [tenors], Greg Link [bass])  Livestreamed from VOCES8 Centre, London, 14.2.2021. (CC)

Apollo5

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Lawrence Cummings inextricably links music and dance in his mouthwatering concert with the Academy of Ancient Music

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Georg Muffat, J. S. Bach, Telemann, Handel, AAM LIVE 2021 Suonare è danzare: Academy of Ancient Music / Lawrence Cummings (director/harpsichord); Bojan Čičíć (violin). Performed at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, and livestreamed (click here) on 12.2.2021. (CC)

Lawrence Cummings (dir/harpischord) and the Academy of Ancient Music 

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Wintermezzo: Víkingur Ólafsson plays Glass, Bach and Mozart with Edward Gardner’s Bergen Philharmonic

NorwayNorway Glass/Badzura, Bach, Mozart – Víkingur Ólafsson (piano): Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Livestream from BergenPhiLive: Wintermezzo (click here), 7.2.2021. (CC)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano) and Edward Garner (conductor)

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Piacenza’s Gianni Schicchi is an entertaining hour’s music and drama, to remind us of Puccini’s genius

ItalyItaly Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: Soloists, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana / Massimiliano Stefanelli (conductor). Performed at Teatro Municipale, Piacenza, Italy, and livestreamed (directed by Fabio Dolci) on 22.1.2021 and available to view on YouTube. (CC)

Teatro Municipale’s Gianni Schicchi

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