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24. Juli   -  

Béatrice et Bénédict review – too much outside-the-box thinking

Glyndebourne, Lewes Berlioz’s take on Much Ado About Nothing sounds beautiful here, but Laurent Pelly’s staging is busy and distracting, and gets taken over by a single metaphor / “A caprice written with the ...

24. Juli   -  

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie at the Proms review – period instrument ensemble outshone by their soprano

Royal Albert Hall, London The Italian singer Rosa Feola’s gleaming, supple soprano soared above a rather soft-toned orchestra, in the Proms debut of French conductor Jérémie Rhorer / This was a Proms debut for ...

24. Juli   -  

BBC Proms 1, 4, 5, 7 review – when all else fails, try Beethoven

Royal Albert Hall, London An urgent Missa Solemnis, a notable debut and a humming cellist provided balm in week one of the Proms / Amid the stifling heat and shifts of political meltdown, the new season of BBC ...

24. Juli   -  

Beethoven: Sonata No 29, ‘Hammerklavier’ CD review – vintage Sokolov from 1975

Grigory Sokolov (piano) (Sony) Now that the maverick Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov has become a flavour of the month among piano connoisseurs, digging out ancient recordings by him has become a trend. This one goes back to November 1975, when he ...

24. Juli   -  

Liszt: Transcendental Etudes CD review – freedom, risk and excitement

Kirill Gerstein (piano) (Myrios)Liszt’s cycle of 12 pieces – full title Etudes d’exécution transcendante and more often played individually – count among the most fiendishly virtuosic of all piano ...

24. Juli   -  

Rose: Music for choir and organ CD review – shining welcome light on English composer

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Ene Salumäe (organ)/Rose (Toccata)Bernard Rose’s responses from 1957 are so popular they are sung every night somewhere in the English-speaking world. Now we can explore some of his lesser-known ...

23. Juli   -  

Alberto Ginastera’s Spanish connection

Artists around the world have been seduced by the Alhambra. In the centenary year of Alberto Ginastera’s birth, Juanjo Mena explores the composer’s Andalucían influencesLegend has it that Alkabul, the Sultan of the Medina of ...

22. Juli   -  

Five of the best... classical concerts

Béatrice Et Bénédict | War Passion | Of Land, Sea And Sky | Kommilitonen! | Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret / Glyndebourne’s season ends with two productions marking this year’s Shakespeare anniversary. The ...

22. Juli   -  

Composers seek a new definition of greatness in a digital age

As a champion of new music, Susanna Eastburn takes exception to the claim that the age of great composers is dead. Instead, we must open our ears to more diverse, shape-shifting and connected times / Philip Clark’s recent blog, entitled ...

21. Juli   -  

Phantasy: Oboe Quartets by Britten; Matthews; Grime, Bennett CD review – a superbly played collection

Berlin Oboe Quartet (Costa Records) / Costa Records was set up by the Berlin-based oboist Nigel Shore to release chamber music and Brazilian jazz. Its first chamber disc features Shore as part of the group he founded 30 years ...
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