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31. Juli   -  

Watch live and on demand the closing concert of the 2015 Verbier Festival

The final concert in this year’s Verbier festival features the works of two great Hungarian composers: Lizst and Bartók. You can watch the concert live, for free, here on Sunday 2 August at 1800 (GMT) or on demand until 30 October. ...

31. Juli   -  

Hallé/Elder review – impressive revival of Vaughan Williams neglected oratorio

Mark Elder and his Hallé orchestra were perfect advocates for Vaughan Williams’s large and little-known Sancta Civitas / Vaughan Williams’s millennarian oratorio Sancta Civitas is the kind of large and neglected piece that the ...

31. Juli   -  

Three Choirs festival: Philharmonia/Nardone review – shimmering washes of sound

Hereford Cathedral Mathias’s ambitious Lux Aeterna gets a deserved revival but Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris felt rather dogged / The Three Choirs festival regularly includes the staples of the choral repertory, but it ...

31. Juli   -  

Access all arias: how a 16th-century choral work is helping us reach new audiences

Classical music will only survive if it persuades younger audiences to give great music a chance. In Bristol and across Britain, programmers are reaching out to new listeners in exciting and imaginative ways / Related: Why it's do-or-die for ...

30. Juli   -  

La Monte Young: 'I'm only interested in putting out masterpieces'

The godfather of minimal music is still performing at 79, and since few recordings exist of his work, his live performances are more essential than ever / Like many fans of minimalist-music godfather La Monte Young, I have often wished ...

30. Juli   -  

Why you won’t catch a British politician at the opera | Martin Kettle

Unlike Angela Merkel, our leaders rarely flaunt their cultural tastes. It’s to the detriment of national lifeLast Saturday I sat in something very close to rapture just a few feet away from Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel. But ...

30. Juli   -  

Schumann: Piano Concerto, Piano Trio No 2 CD review – Melnikov's steely playing is hard to love

Melnikov/Faust/Queyras/Heras-Casado/Freiburger Barockorchester (Harmonia Mundi) / This is the second in a three-part series exploring Schumann’s concertos and piano trios on gut strings and a period piano, and as the slightly creepy cover ...

30. Juli   -  

Why kids have sprinted to see our opera Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The secret to children’s opera? Assemble a team who will take it as seriously as any main stage production, writes Opera Holland Park’s James Clutton / Anyone who falls into the preconception that children won’t or don’t ...

30. Juli   -  

BBCNOW/Zhang review – hypnotic, seductive stuff

Royal Albert Hall, London Qigang Chen’s beguiling score was conducted with love and care by Xian Zhang, who also brought grand passion to Rachmaninov’s second symphony / The centrepiece of Xian ...

30. Juli   -  

Fitelberg/Kassern/Spisak: Poland Abroad Vol 6 CD review – an impish spark and tuneful urgency

Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra/Slowinski (EDA) / Who holds the deeds to cultural identity? What constitutes a “national school”? Can composers fit these nebulous categories even from afar? That’s the line of inquiry ...
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