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29. Juni   -  

David Lang: anthems for doomed youth

From writing the ultimate tearjerker for Paolo Sorrentino to commemorating the bloodiest day in British military history, David Lang takes it all in his stride. He tells Kate Molleson about the power of repetition and his mechanised ...

29. Juni   -  

Bantock: Omar Khayyam; Sappho CD review – a glorious monument in British music

Peters/Walker/Rolfe Johnson/Rayner Cook/BBC SO/BBC Scottish SO/Del Mar (Lyrita, four CDs) / As far as 20th-century British music was concerned, Lyrita was one of one of the most significant record labels of the 1960s and 70s. It made available, ...

29. Juni   -  

Sonia Prina/laBarocca/Jais review – virtuoso arias from punk-rock androgyne

Wigmore Hall, London Prina flung around coloratura like it was a weapon, with classy support from period band laBarocca in this all-Gluck concert / In the 1849 poem Contralto, Théophile Gautier described the ability of a ...

29. Juni   -  

Das Rheingold review – Opera North's back-to-basics Wagner feels like a liberation

Royal Festival Hall, London This was a concentrated and riveting realisation of the first part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, with Jo Pohleim’s Alberich and Wolfgang’s Ablinger-Sperrhacke particularly strong / During ...

28. Juni   -  

Jon Vickers: 'The music’s only the beginning'

From the archive, 15 March 1985: The great tenor looks back at a sometimes controversial career in the world’s leading opera houses / How can a singer be controversial? Good or bad yes, more or less skilled, more or less ...

28. Juni   -  

Goerne/Bezuidenhout review – lyrical warmth and nuance

Wigmore Hall, London Beethoven’s often overlooked songs were the focus of Matthias Goerne and Kristian Bezuidenhout’s thoughtful and thought-provoking recital / Matthias Goerne and Kristian ...

28. Juni   -  

Why are the reputations of US composers so pianissimo?

With American orchestras reluctant to celebrate the music of its great symphonists, fellow composer and Aspen festival’s CEO Alan Fletcher is determined to put them back in the spotlight / What does it say about a nation when it ...

28. Juni   -  

Exclusive: watch an animated guide to Wagner's Ring cycle

Confused by the complexities of Wagner’s Ring? Don’t know your Woglinde from your Wotan? Help is at hand - the Southbank Centre have produced this handy six-minute animation introducing audiences to the 16-hour marathon. / Opera ...

28. Juni   -  

Nils Frahm: ‘My music can be quite heavy. Some people faint’

The neo-classical composer is shaking the establishment with his experimental piano, but it manipulates the emotions too / In what may be the most profoundly German experience of my life, I’m sitting by the banks of the River Spree in ...

27. Juni   -  

School pictures what its orchestra would look like minus EU students

Principal of Guildhall School of Music and Drama sends message to EU students that they remain welcome despite leave vote / Higher education faces the challenge of making it clear to overseas students that the UK is still a vibrant, tolerant ...
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