A Tremendous Creative Output - Geoff Pearce muses on the career of Peter Sculthorpe
Classical music news - September Newsletter (PDF, 406kb); more ...
Anniversaries: Jacques Thibaud; Vagn Holmboe; Engelbert Humperdinck; Dick Raaijmakers; Dennis Brain
Festivals, competitions and masterclasses: Livorno Festival (25 August - 8 September); Livorno, IT
Ensemble. Thoroughly Delightful - Maria Nockin visits Santa Fe Opera and experiences all of their 2014 productions
Musicianship and Restraint - Tom Corfield's organ playing impresses Tony Westerman
Ask Alice - On the recorder and conspiracy, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Universal Americanism? - Classical-dance fusion, heard by Howard Smith. 'Councell-Vargas performs all the pieces with flair.'
CD Spotlight. Longing Fulfilled - Cyprien Katsaris arranges Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, enjoyed by Gerald Fenech. '... unparalleled success ...'
CD Spotlight. Lions and Dragons - Piano music by Schubert and Thomas Osborne, heard by Howard Smith. 'Derek Kealii Polischuk ... handles the Schubert D 935 Impromptus with considerable assurance.'
CD Spotlight. Entrancing Ideas - Slovenian flute music, enjoyed by Howard Smith. '... advanced, imaginative, exhilarating, jubilant and utterly irrepressible.'
CD Spotlight. Most Intriguing - Music by Rameau, heard by Robert Anderson. '... much sensitive playing from the whole team.'
CD Spotlight. Spirituality and Psychosis - Music improvised by Sophie Harris, heard by Howard Smith. '... clear qualities ...'
CD Spotlight. Imaginative and Profound - Olivier Messiaen's 'Turangalîla-Symphonie', heard by Keith Bramich. '... a vibrant, sparkling performance ...'
CD Spotlight. A Niche of Exploration - Music by Hope Wechkin, heard by Howard Smith. '... idiosyncratic, evocative and deeply committed ...'
CD Spotlight. Dust and Ashes - Handel's 'The Triumph of Time and Truth', impresses Robert Anderson. '... admirable performance ...'
CD Spotlight. Considerable Substance - Contemporary music for cello, heard by Howard Smith. '... Marinescu ... appears to have the measure of each work on offer here.'
CD Spotlight. Likeable Discs - Music for cello and piano, heard by Howard Smith. '... affectionately presented throughout.'
CD Spotlight. Great Accomplishment - Music by Philip Sawyers, appreciated by Robert Anderson. '... a very cogent argument.'
Ensemble. Daring and Bold - 'Madama Butterfly' and 'Il Trittico' at the Puccini Festival, discussed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Classical music news - Cristina Deutekom (1931-2014); more ...
Classical music news - Frans Brüggen (1934-2014); more ...
Considerable Beauty - An organ recital by John Hosking, heard by Tony Westerman
CD Spotlight. Feisty Drama - Jean Muller plays Liszt, heard by Howard Smith. '... Muller tackles the exacting Trancendental Etudes with enormous technical address ...'
Ensemble. Rosenkavalier at War - Richard Strauss at Salzburg, with Giuseppe Pennisi
Sharply Focused - John Scott at the organ of Derby Cathedral delights Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Spectral Music - Women and War at the Salzburg Festival, by Giuseppe Pennisi
Classical music news - Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014); more ...
CD Spotlight. Euro Folk Champions - The Apollo Chamber Players, impress Howard Smith. '... this scantily adorned traditional music derives straight from the heartbeat of regions in Southern, Eastern, and Central Europe.'
Ensemble. An Annual Event? - Cathedral organ high jinks from Peter Gould, Tom Corfield, Christopher Johns, Sachin Gunga and Ben Bloor, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
Classical music news - John McCabe; more ...
Ensemble. Religious Confrontation - Giuseppe Pennisi experiences Salzburg Festival's 'Ouverture spirituelle'
Classical music news - Villiers Competition; Ik-Hwan Bae (1956-2014); Norman Leyden (1917-2014); more ...
CD Spotlight. A Fine Idea - Claudio Abbado at the Lucerne Festival, heard by Stephen Francis Vasta. '... natural, extroverted musicality ...'
Admirably Projected - Simon Hogan plays the organ at Derby Cathedral, impressing Tom Corfield
Classical music news - August Newsletter (PDF, 398kb); Moral Obligation; more ...
DVD Spotlight. Much Courage - Alfredo Catalani's 'La Wally', reviewed by Robert Anderson. 'This Tyrolean team has made fine music ...'