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20. November   -  

Bach: English Suites, 1, 3 and 5 CD review – conveys the special qualities of Anderszewski’s Bach

Piotr Anderszewski (Warner Classics) Continue reading...

20. November   -  

BBCSO/Pons – beautifully articulate and superbly sung

Barbican, London An immensely pleasurable evening on the theme of the arrival of spiritual light in the world Continue reading...

20. November   -  

BBCNOW/De Ridder review – making Zemlinsky both fluent and expressive

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff De Ridder was master of the Austrian composer’s grand gestures, realising the hazy colours as well as the narrative drama / Continue reading...

20. November   -  

Mozart: Così fan Tutte review – Currentzis’s take is wilful but fresh

Kermes/Ernman/Maltman/Tarver/Kasyan/Wolff/MusicAeterna/Currentzis (Sony Classical) Continue reading...

20. November   -  

Peter Sellars: ‘The United States is coming close to censorship’

He’s notorious for directing the controversial opera Klinghoffer, but Peter Sellars has no regrets about the outrage it provoked. Will The Gospel According to the Other Mary, his modern Passion inspired by censorship, poverty and slave ...

19. November   -  

Les Arts Florissants/Christie review – immaculately judged

Barbican, London William Christie’s Rameau tribute was musically exquisite, but the pastoral rusticity verged on the saccharine and the choreography was too eclectic Continue reading...

19. November   -  

L’Elisir d’amore review – great singers hindered by set and staging

Royal Opera House, London A star cast including Vittorio Grigolo, Lucy Crowe and Bryn Terfel should lift this revival but things don’t quite gel Continue reading...

18. November   -  

Ivey Dickson obituary

Former musical director of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain who brought a new approach to the ensemble’s repertoire Continue reading...

17. November   -  

BBC Philharmonic/Mena review – monumental and authoritative

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Garrick Ohlsson’s towering account of Chopin’s First Piano Concerto was followed by a ferocious rendition of Elgar’s Second Symphony Continue reading...

17. November   -  

Emerson String Quartet review – finely-honed precision and potency

Assembly Rooms, Bath Thoughtful programming juxtaposed Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich Continue reading...
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