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April 16   -  

Adriano in Siria review – an assured account of JC Bach’s forgotten work

Britten theatre, London Classical Opera and Ian Page are excellent, but JC Bach’s opera is no masterpiece Continue reading...

April 16   -  

Oliver Coates review – indie cellist caught between style and substance

The Art School, Glasgow A genre-bending recital for an audience on beanbags was too often at odds with its video visuals Continue reading...

April 16   -  

Mark Bowden's composition that will take you out of this world

A Violence of Gifts, Mark Bowden’s ambitious new piece, takes inspiration from the latest scientific findings about the origins of the universe. Paired with Haydn’s Creation and Holst’s The Planets in concert it should be a ...

April 15   -  

Alan Gilbert: Orchestras in the 21st Century - a new paradigm

Read an edited version of Alan Gilbert’s 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture / Music helps to define what it means to be human, and orchestras will continue to do what we have always done: play powerful, intriguing, uplifting, ...

April 15   -  

Messiaen: Trois Petites Liturgies; Cinq Rechants etc CD review – lucid and precise but cool

Marcus Creed conducts these little-known Messiaen works with precision, but the sense of abandon and ecstasy that the music strives to express is missing / The Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine was the last work Messiaen ...

April 15   -  

Bryn Terfel, Sarah Kane and the chance to prom: the Royal Opera House’s 2015-16 season

A wide-ranging slate of productions include a new production of Orphée et Eurydice, Katie Mitchell directing Lucia di Lammermoor, Placido Domingo’s Nabucco and four brand-new ballets / In a season with eight new opera productions, ...

April 15   -  

DiDonato/Heggie/Brentano Quartet review – beautiful but too close to pastiche

Milton Court, London Jake Heggie’s song cycle about the sculptor Camille Claudel is immaculately tailored to Joyce DiDonato’s voice but lacks originality Continue reading...

April 15   -  

Hollywood's Child 44 pulled in Russia after falling foul of culture ministry

Fears of censorship in Russia as Ridley Scott film about serial killer, starring Gary Oldman, withdrawn over ‘distortion of facts and interpretation of events’ / Continue reading...

April 15   -  

King Size review – an evening of song to make anyone smile

Linbury Studio, London Alban Berg, the Kinks, Münchener Freiheit and a granny eating spaghetti from a handbag – Theater Basel’s show has something for everyone Continue reading...

April 15   -  

Queensland Symphony Orchestra teams up with beatboxer Tom Thum – video

Award-winning Australian beatboxer Tom Thum has teamed up with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in a genre-melting video promoting his new show. Sixteen musicians will perform with Thum at the Brisbane Powerhouse in May. Thum has performed around the ...
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