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27. August   -  

Tishchenko: Piano Sonatas 7 & 8 CD review – fearless and penetrating playing

Nicolas Stavy (BIS) / Boris Tishchenko was a Soviet composer of dark and exuberantly offbeat music. He wrote a lot, and what he wrote was generally not shy. He charted the struggle of Soviet artists in his vehement orchestral song-cycle ...

27. August   -  

Barenboim to take Berlin orchestra to Iran despite protests from Israel

Israeli-Argentinian conductor’s planned September concert postponed as organisers look for a new date in wake of protests from Israeli officials / Daniel Barenboim, one of the world’s foremost music conductors, is planning to take ...

27. August   -  

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde CD review – poor recording of fine performances

Fuchs/Schäfer/Linos Ensemble (Capriccio) / The Society for Private Musical Performances, which Schoenberg and his acolytes founded in Vienna in 1919, may have survived for only three years, but in that time it presented 117 concerts, ...

27. August   -  

Bach: Harpsichord Concertos CD review – athletic ensemble playing with a swing

Staier/Freiburger Barockorchester (Harmonia Mundi) / JS Bach wrote, or rewrote, seven solo harpsichord concertos. Most of them began life as showpieces for other instruments – violin, oboe d’amore – and occasionally their ...

27. August   -  

Max Richter: From Sleep CD review – music to dream to

Richter/American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Deutsche Grammophon) / On one level, Max Richter’s latest album is straight-up ambient postminimalism, all hushed and precious moodiness, but there’s concept behind the mellow loops and ...

27. August   -  

SWR Symphony Orchestra/Roth review – Boulez explodes seductively with life

Royal Albert Hall, London The composer’s fascinating piece combining wired-up flutes, orchestra and electronic effects was teamed with Ligeti and Bartók under the meticulous instruction of François-Xavier ...

27. August   -  

Berlin orchestra's planned Tehran concert angers Israel

Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim in talks to take Berlin State Opera to Iran, but Israel wants Angela Merkel to block performance / The Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim has been in talks to take one of ...

27. August   -  

The Wanton Sublime/The Medium review – rebelliousness and lyricism

Arcola theatre, London Tarik O’Regan’s opera reflects a divine conflict as sung by Hai-Ting Chinn, who is unfortunately drowned out by the fine Orpheus Sinfonia in the small setting / Given its European premiere at ...

26. August   -  

Pierné: Orchestral Works CD review – fluent French romanticism with a permeating modernism

Bavouzet/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Mena (Chandos) / Admirers of the music of Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937), have had to wait patiently for the second volume of Chandos’s series. The first instalment was released four years ago, and ...

26. August   -  

A day for Boulez: moving tributes and newly composed homages at the Lucerne festival

Peers and pupils celebrated the French composer-conductor’s legacy with passionate performances of his music and eight new pieces, including two by György Kurtág and Wolfgang Rihm / In the middle of the Lucerne festival this ...
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