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Gerstein plays Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F

Gerstein plays Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F

George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto in F; Kirill Gerstein, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson; Myrios Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 19 2018 Star rating: 4.0Performa...

Musical Arcadia: Handel at Vauxhall

Musical Arcadia: Handel at Vauxhall

Handel at Vauxhall, volume 2; Mary Bevan, Claire Bessent, Eleanor Dennis, Benjamin Bevan, Charles MacDougall, Nicky Spence, Greg Tassell, London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham; Signum Classics Review...

Spices! Perfumes! Toxins!

Spices! Perfumes! Toxins!

Avner Dorman Spices! Perfumes! Toxins!, Paul Dukas L’apprenti sorcier; Dan Townsend, Aron Leijendeckers, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Markus Huber Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 10 2018 Star...

Bernstein, Gubaidulina & more: violinist Vadim Gluzman on the importance of contemporary repertoire

Bernstein, Gubaidulina & more: violinist Vadim Gluzman on the importance of contemporary repertoire

Vadim GluzmanThe Ukrainian-born Israeli Violinist Vadim Gluzman was recently in the UK to perform Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade with David Charles Abell and the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of ...

Music in a Cold Climate

Music in a Cold Climate

Music in a Cold Climate: the sounds of Hansa Europe; Gawain Glenton, In Echo; Delphian Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 13 2018 Star rating: 3.5Illuminating the shared musical culture which crossed th...

War, Peace, Assassination and Amnesty: Welsh National Opera 2018-19

Janacek: From the House of the Dead – Welsh National Opera (Photo Clive Barda)Welsh National Opera has announced its plans for the 2018-19 season. Bold ones they are too, and to be treasured all...

Late Feldman and Nono at Principal Sound Festival

Luigi Nono (Photo Graziano Arici 1983) In 2016 the Principal Sound Festival at St John’s Smith Square explored the music of Morton Feldman, and the festival returns on 16 February 2018 for three...

Erich Korngold’s Die tote Stadt at the Semperoper, Dresden

Korngold: Die tote Stadt – Semperoper, Dresden (Photo David Baltzer) Erich Korngold Die tote Stadt; Florian Daum, Grace Durham, Burkhard Fritz, Tahnee Niboro, Timothy Oliver, Michael Porter, Man...

Britten, Bernstein, America and The Invisible: Aldeburgh 2018

Britten, Bernstein, America and The Invisible: Aldeburgh 2018

The centrepiece of this year’s Aldeburgh Festival, which runs from 8 to 24 June 2018 is the premiere of Emily Howard’s opera To See The Invisible. Based on a short story by Robert Silverbe...