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26. April   -  

Soprano Anna Netrebko withdraws from Royal Opera's Norma

Setback for company after Russian star pulls out of production saying her voice has ‘evolved in a different direction’ / One of the world’s leading sopranos has pulled out of the Royal Opera’s autumn production of Norma ...

26. April   -  

Philharmonia/Blomstedt – joyful Mozart and energetic Bruckner

Royal Festival Hall, London Blomstedt brought out the best in the Philharmonia Orchestra in a genial and gleaming concert / Herbert Blomstedt strode on to the platform looking nowhere near his 88 years, and if the Philharmonia ...

26. April   -  

Sounds and Sweet Airs by Anna Beer review – the forgotten women of classical music

Both Mendelssohns were composers, yet it is Felix not Fanny who is remembered. Why have so many female artists remained unheard? / In the 1980s a retired urban planner of Johannesburg named Aaron Cohen, with no musicological training but with a ...

25. April   -  

BBC Philharmonic/Gourlay review – inventive, eclectic and ill-coordinated

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Gourlay’s pulverising Montagues and Capulets upstages ambitious attempts to soundtrack Shakespeare via the Turing test and gay cruising / The original Manchester School of composers, centred ...

25. April   -  

Facing the music: Yevgeny Sudbin

The pianist on photography, sailing, family life, cloakroom queues and mountains. / How do you mostly listen to music? / The times when I most often find myself listening to classical music seems to be in the second ...

24. April   -  

SCO/Knussen review – featherweight and fizzing for Mendelssohn, Henze and Martin Suckling

City Halls, Glasgow Oliver Knussen’s lightness and lack of pomp created an evening of wondrous moments, crowned by charismatic viola player Jane Atkins’s Britten / Related: SCO/Ticciati – review / Oliver ...

24. April   -  

Bruckner Orchester Linz/Davies review – a momentous sense of growth in Glass's Ninth

Cadogan Hall, London The orchestra that has so often commissioned Philip Glass’s writing gave an expressive reading of his Ninth symphony under Dennis Russell Davies / He only began composing symphonies in his mid-50s, ...

24. April   -  

Guy Woolfenden obituary

Composer and conductor who wrote music for RSC productions of all Shakespeare’s playsIf music is now seen as an integral part of modern Shakespeare productions, the credit belongs to Guy Woolfenden, who has died aged 78. He was head of music ...

24. April   -  

Shakespeare Odes review – Garrick's homage makes stylish return

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon The actor’s 1769 ode, with music by Arne, was paired with Sally Beamish’s Shakespeare Masque, with texts by Carol Ann Duffy, in this celebratory Ex Cathedra ...

24. April   -  

Irish Culture in Britain: A Centenary Celebration review – a joyous occasion

Wigmore Hall, London Ireland’s finest and friends – and Schubert – raised the roof in a glittering centenary celebration of Irish culture in Britain / Quite right. Schubert was not Irish – not even a ...
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