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October 23   -  

Conducting dance, choreographing music: Thomas Adès at Sadler's Wells

The British composer is known for epic, intricate scores. How did Crystal Pite and Alexander Whitley respond to them in their short new stage works? / Continue reading...

October 23   -  

OAE/Roth review rare airing of a George Onslow curio

Royal Festival Hall, London Conductor François-Xavier Roth kept up his reputation for quirky programming with a fascinating but flawed symphony by the French Beethoven Continue reading...

October 23   -  

Simon Keenlyside/Emanuel Ax review a poignant and powerful Winterreise

Wigmore Hall, London The baritone drew on his actorly skills for Schuberts song cycle, sensitively supported by Axs beautifully judged accompaniment Continue reading...

October 23   -  

Readers recommend: songs that express excess results

Climbing over the top of a lavish superfluity of song nominations from last weeks topic, RR regular bluepeter picks his favourite examples of overkill / Continue reading...

October 22   -  

quartet-lab: a string quartet who open your ears to new ways of listening

At last nights Wigmore Hall concert, quartet-lab created a framework within which anything was possible, permissible, and comprehensible. / Continue reading...

October 22   -  

Peter Hill: Messiaens La Fauvette Passerinette, etc CD review hugely rewarding

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October 22   -  

The Turn of the Screw review compelling, challenging and creepy

Glyndebourne Jonathan Kents production of Brittens ghost story is revived to haunting effect, with standout central performances from the children Continue reading...

October 22   -  

BBC Radio 3 chief: I wont be dumbing down station

Alan Davey says station will not become more like Classic FM to address shrinking audience and will still offer complex culture Continue reading...

October 22   -  

Melbourne festival 2014: the Aussie Rules of circus video

Circus dominates at this year's Melbourne festival, but there's no big top, tiger or ringmaster in sight. Shows like Opus, The Nanjing Project and If These Walls Could Talk dish up classical music and comedy along with sheer athleticism to put a new ...

October 21   -  

We took four New Yorkers to The Death of Klinghoffer: what was their verdict?

On Monday night, hundreds of people protested outside the Met opera that Klinghoffer was antisemitic. So what was our panels take? / Continue reading...
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