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14 hours, 33 minutes ago   -  

Hallé/Feddeck review – last-minute replacements save the day

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Violinist Henning Kraggerud and conductor James Feddeck step in to salvage concert with style and steel Continue reading...

15 hours, 52 minutes ago   -  

London Sinfonietta/De Ridder review – one of their best performances in years

Purcell Room. London The young audience clearly infected the players with their open-eared enthusiasm Continue reading...

17 hours, 12 minutes ago   -  

Madam Butterfly review – Puccini’s tragedy hits home hard

Royal Albert Hall, London With a Japanese water garden and a see-through marital home, this production excels in a challenging space Continue reading...

23 hours, 19 minutes ago   -  

Music of the Realm: Tudor Music for Men’s Voices CD review – seamless blend and balance

The Queen’s Six (Resonus) Continue reading...

23 hours, 19 minutes ago   -  

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol 4 CD review – blazing, nimble and dangerous

Jonathan Biss (piano) (JB Recordings) Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

The Indian Queen; Lisa Batiashvili and Paul Lewis – review

Coliseum; Wigmore Hall, London Peter Sellars spins unfinished Purcell into a Mayan extravaganza that delights and irks Continue reading...

February 28   -  

Why the male domination of classical music might be coming to an end

For decades – no, make that centuries – the classical music world has sidelined women, if not ignored them completely. But the balance may be finally shiftingIn a studio at Morley College in south London, a group of teenagers are ...

February 27   -  

CBSO/Nelsons review – every tangled strand of their instrumental writing was teased out

Symphony Hall, Birmingham The conductor’s sense of line through the slow movement was immaculate, and his control of the huge finale unfaltering Continue reading...

February 27   -  

The Indian Queen review – Lucy Crowe’s singing brings Purcell into focus

Coliseum, London Stylised violence, stylish conducting and extended ballets combine in this adaptation of an unfinished work by Purcell, resulting in a fragmentary but sometimes glorious night at the ENO / Continue reading...

February 27   -  

Eyewitness: Royal Albert Hall, London

Photographs from the Eyewitness series / Continue reading...
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