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14 hours, 28 minutes ago   -  

Peter Katin obituary

Pianist who brought poetic sensibility to the works of Chopin Continue reading...

14 hours, 34 minutes ago   -  

Theatre director fired over Wagner opera that offended Russian Orthodox church

Russia’s culture minister sacks Siberian theatre director after Russian Orthodox church, allied to President Vladimir Putin, attacks modern staging of Tannhauser / Continue reading...

15 hours, 30 minutes ago   -  

BSO/Karabits/Matthews review – sending Schubert ahead of his time

Colston Hall, Bristol Kirill Karabits brought a taut discipline to Schubert’s Great symphony but also a gently romantic flow and a natural vitality / Continue reading...

18 hours, 12 minutes ago   -  

St Matthew Passion review – Bach’s drama made vivid again

St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow John Butt and the Dunedin Consort bring the score alive and deliver the dialogue with all the rhetorical flair of a proper whodunnit Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

Giove in Argo; Madama Butterfly – review

A lost Handel opera proves a revelation. And Royal Opera’s Butterfly is a heart-breaker / Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

In the Midst of Life: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks I CD review – superbly sung Tudor motets

Contrapunctus/Rees (Signum) / Continue reading...

Yesterday   -  

Fleurs review – Carolyn Sampson’s sparkling song recital

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano) (BIS) Continue reading...

March 28   -  

The beauty of Buxtehude: how music can capture the spirit of Easter

A cycle of cantatas on the different parts of Christ’s crucified body could be a grisly affair, but is truly uplifting, writes conductor Harry Bicket Continue reading...

March 27   -  

Christian Tetzlaff review – works in progress, in the best sense

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London Filling in for Midori, Christian Tezlaff brought a searching, ephemeral quality to his rendition of pieces by Bach and Bartók Continue reading...

March 26   -  

Book ahead, Australia: tickets for Germaine Greer, Stephen Hawking, Australian festival of chamber music

In our weekly tout of the hottest shows just announced, book now to see Stephen Hawking lecture in Sydney, Germaine Greer talk art and gender, a controversial play about racial profiling, and classical music in paradise / Continue reading...
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