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15 hours, 46 minutes ago   -  

Britten Sinfonia/Ward review – typically self-effacing, but satisfying

Milton Court, London A beautiful, dark-hued meditation marking the veteran composer John Woolrich’s 60th birthday Continue reading...

17 hours, 39 minutes ago   -  

RLPO/Petrenko review – subtle tones and a fusion of influences

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Vasily Petrenko brought out the colour of Michael Torke’s new Concerto for Orchestra, while Nobuyuki Tsujii’s performance was more muted Continue reading...

November 20   -  

Baghdad's ballet school: a tiny island of creativity amid inescapable violence

Though the Iraqi capital’s past as a cultural center is a distant memory, the music and ballet school has remained a cultural safe haven for its 500-odd students / Continue reading...

November 20   -  

Wolff: Pianist: Pieces CD review – a fascinating collection

Philip Thomas (Sub Rosa, three CDs) Continue reading...

November 20   -  

Pierné and Fauré: Piano Trios CD review – a vivid response to Pierné’s work

Trio Wanderer (Harmonia Mundi) Continue reading...

November 20   -  

Rihm: Seven Passion Texts; Nono: ¿Donde estas, hermano? etc CD review – every note matters

Exaudi/Weeks (Aeon) Continue reading...

November 20   -  

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

Piotr Anderszewski (Warner Classics) Continue reading...

November 20   -  

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...

November 20   -  

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...

November 20   -  

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

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