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5. Juli   -  

Coke: Preludes and Variations review – fevered chromaticism

Simon Callaghan (piano) (Somm)Roger Sacheverell Coke (1912-1972) was something of a tragic figure; wealthy, talented, well connected and the possessor of a formidable technique, he devoted his life to music, writing copiously for the piano, the ...

4. Juli   -  

A masterclass in conducting: how Gad Kadosh became a rising star

The career path of a young conductor is rarely straightforward. Ahead of his UK opera debut Gad Kadosh talks about tips from Bernard Haitink, music in the army and finding his way in the dark depths of an orchestra pit / Just as the ...

3. Juli   -  

Monstrous fun: the community opera with a cast of hundreds

Jonathan Dove’s Monster in the Maze involves a huge cast of professionals and amateurs, adults and children, and it’s being performed in three countries, in three languages. Can the Simons (Rattle conducting, and Halsey choral ...

3. Juli   -  

Marc-André Hamelin; Erik Satie: Memoirs of a Pear-Shaped Life reviews

Cheltenham music festival Marc-André Hamelin brought extreme virtuousity and vibrant resonance to his morning recital; Meurig Bowen’s celebration of Satie neatly encapsulated the surreal life of the troubled ...

3. Juli   -  

LSO/Rattle review – Zimerman and Rattle have forged a very special musical partnership

Barbican, London / Krystian Zimerman’s account of Brahms’s D minor Piano Concerto combined technical perfection with astonishing energy; Rattle and the orchestra brought off the Dvorak that followed with tremendous ...

2. Juli   -  

John Luther Adams: a force of nature

The US composer writes music about the sea, the wind, and the landscapes they, and we, inhabit: ‘It’s a way of making us more present in the world.’ / “I’m one of the last Romantics”, composer John Luther ...

2. Juli   -  

Pete Townshend: 'Music has always suffered from being tied to politics or religion'

As he releases a version of Quadrophenia performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Who’s guitarist explains that his band were never really anti-establishment / Time can play strange tricks on even the most rebellious ...

2. Juli   -  

O’Brien: Ellangowan Overture etc review – distinctly routine

Liepaja SO/Mann / (Toccata Classics) / Toccata Classics is making a bit of a thing out of the music of Charles O’Brien (1882-1968). It has already embarked on a survey of O’Brien’s piano music, and now it is planning ...

2. Juli   -  

Alvin Lucier: Broken Line review – intent, evocative performances

Trio Nexus / (Mode) / The notion of recording Alvin Lucier’s music is an odd one. Lucier – veteran American experimentalist, doyen of sonic trickery – is obsessed with what sound does in space. He bounces sine waves off ...

2. Juli   -  

Eddie McGuire: Entangled Fortunes review – heartfelt and tuneful

Red Note Ensemble / (Delphian) / Heartfelt and unambiguous, often straight-up tuneful, the music of Glaswegian composer, folk scholar and socialist Eddie McGuire hasn’t always had the attention it deserves – which makes this ...
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