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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...

March 26   -  

Readers recommend: songs featuring stringed orchestral instruments

Violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp are classical family members, but your suggestions may take a bow to other genres and pluck out many a musical gem / Continue reading...

March 26   -  

Feldman: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello CD review – an austere swansong

Karis/Macomber/Farina/Finckel (Bridge) Continue reading...

March 26   -  

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos 6 and 7 CD review – efficiency but no real character

Royal Concertgebouw O/Jansons (RCO, two CDs) Continue reading...

March 26   -  

Alkan: Trois Petites Fantaisies; Capriccio alla Soldatesca, etc CD review

Vincenzo Maltempo (Piano Classics) Continue reading...

March 26   -  

Pierre Boulez: 60 Years on Record - cd review

Andrew Clements reviews three box-sets that comprehensively chronicle Boulez’s extensive conducting career / Pierre Boulez: The Complete Columbia Album Collection (Sony Classical, 67 CDs) / Pierre Boulez: ...

March 26   -  

Flight of Angels: Music from the Golden Age in Spain CD review – poised beauty

The Sixteen/Christophers (COR) Continue reading...

March 26   -  

Maria Radner, my beloved friend

Fellow singer Karen Cargill remembers a colleague – lost in the Germanwings disaster – who became so much more / She was the most generous spirited person I have ever met. Hysterical laughter, an obsession with all things Burberry, ...
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