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Emotional extremes from the Belcea Quartet and Antoine Tamestit at Wigmore Hall
© Marco Borggreve Belcea Quartet Corina Belcea (violin) Axel Schacher (violin) Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola) Antoine Lederlin (cello) Antoine Tamestit (viola) Tuesday 12 June 2018 Wigmore Hall , London ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Mozart: String Quintet in C major, K515 Shosta...
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Effortlessly high-class Schubert and Brahms from Grosvenor and friends
© Patrick Allen/Opera Omnia Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) Hyeyoon Park (violin) Timothy Ridout (viola) Kian Soltani (cello) Leon Bosch (double bass) Tuesday 29 May  Queen Elizabeth Hall, London ★ ★ ★ ★ Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 Bartók: Rha...
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CD Reviews - May 2018
Russian conductor, Vasily Petrenko is currently chief conductor of both the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra .  With the latter, he has already recorded two of Alexander Scriabin’s (1872-1915) five symphonies, and h...
CD Reviews - May 2018
CD Reviews - May 2018
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Jessica Curry
BAFTA award-winning composer  Jessica Curry   has championed the genre of video game music in her highly successful ClassicFM show,  High Score , as well as composing works for the London Gay Men’s Chorus and others, and collaborating with Poet Laureate Car...
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CD Reviews - March & April 2018
Johannes Pramsohler   (violin) and  Philippe Grisvard   (harpsichord) have worked together on a number of recordings. Their latest, lavishly produced and beautifully packaged double CD recording focuses on  French Sonatas for the Harpsichord and Violin .  T...
CD Reviews - March & April 2018
CD Reviews - March & April 2018
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Intense Elgar from Isserlis, with the RPO woodwinds as equal stars of the show
© Satoshi Aoyagi Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) Steven Isserlis (cello) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Wednesday 4 April 2018 Royal Festival Hall , London ★ ★ ★ ★ Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 R...
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Lupo’s Ravel with Mena & the LPO steals the show from The Rite of Spring
Benedetto Lupo (© Carlo Cofano) Juanjo Mena (conductor) Benedetto Lupo (piano) London Philharmonic Orchestra Wednesday 21 February 2018 Royal Festival Hall , London ★ ★ ★ ★ Debussy (orch. Büsser): Printemps: Symphonic Suite Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Lef...
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CD Reviews - February 2018
Identifying expressions of sexuality in music is dangerous territory, the ‘gayness’ or otherwise of Tchaikovsky’s music being the most notable example, with analysis often revealing frankly homophobic stereotyping.  However, regardless of the fact that Poli...
CD Reviews - February 2018
CD Reviews - February 2018
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CD Reviews - January 2018
If you have any interest in song, particularly
English song, then I cannot recommend this disc highly enough – and if you
don’t think you like English song, give it a go anyway, I’m sure you will be
converted.   Baritone Roderick Williams ’ beautiful honeye...
CD Reviews - January 2018
CD Reviews - January 2018
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CD Reviews - December 2017
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violinist Johannes Pramsohler’s latest disc he is joined by lutenist Jadran Duncumb for a fascinating pairing of music by J S Bach (1658-1750) and his contemporary Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750). 
Weiss was one of the most important composers of musi...
CD Reviews - December 2017
CD Reviews - December 2017
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