Ensemble. An Opera of Two Halves - Donizetti's 'L'ange de Nisida' at Covent Garden, reviewed by Alice McVeigh
Anniversaries: Julius Stockhausen; Jan Stulen; Thomas Füri; Joel Hastings
Today's concert: Violin and Guitar recital; Gwynedd, UK
Festivals, competitions and masterclasses: Glyndebourne (19 May-26 August); East Sussex, UK; Aspen Music Festival and School (28 June-19 August); Colorado, US; Tanglewood - Bernstein Centennial Summer (21 June-26 August); Massachusetts, US; Toronto Summer Music - Reflections of Wartime (12 July-4 August); Toronto, CA; Ryedale Festival (13-29 July); North Yorkshire, UK; Savonlinna Opera Festival (6 July-4 August); Savonlinna, FI; Santa Fe Opera (29 July-25 August); New Mexico, US; Glimmerglass Festival (7 July-25 August); Cooperstown, New York, US; Bologna International Opera Academy (8-22 July); Bologna, IT; Longborough Festival Opera (6 June-2 August); Gloucestershire, UK; Grant Park Music Festival (13 June-18 August); Chicago, US; Opera Holland Park (29 May-28 July); London, UK; Verbier Festival (19 July-5 August); Valais, CH; Festival Puccini (14 July-25 August); Torre del Lago, IT; Garsington Opera (11 April-22 July); Buckinghamshire, UK; Munich Opera Festival (24 June-31 July); Munich, DE; New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival; New York City, US; Mostly Mozart Festival (12 July-12 August); New York City, US; La Mariette String Masterclasses (12 July-1 September); Parcay-sur-Vienne, FR; Salzburg Summer Festival (20 July-30 August); Salzburg, AT; Yiddish Summer Weimar (22 July-18 August); Weimar, DE; Colorado Music Festival (28 June-4 August); Colorado, US; Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival (20-28 July); Cape Town, ZA; Dubrovnik Summer Festival (10 July-25 August); Dubrovnik, HR; Henry Wood (BBC) Promenade Concerts (13 July-8 September); London, UK; Petworth Festival (17 July-4 August); West Sussex, UK; Bregenz Festival (18 July-19 August); Vorarlberg, AT
Ensemble. Genuine Insights - Lizzie Ball and Morgan Szymanski at the Buxton Festival impress Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Plus and Minus - Songs and arias from Jennifer Davis and Caroline Dowdle at the Buxton Festival, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Distinct Possibilities - Mike Wheeler listens to Haydn and Bach from the Emanon Ensemble in Derby Cathedral
Ensemble. An Odd Couple? - Music from Japan and Portugal at Rome's 'Opus' Festival, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Plangent and Nimble - Naples-born clarinettist and composer Luca Luciano impresses Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Pure Joy - Roderic Dunnett visits Winslow Hall Opera for Verdi's 'Il Trovatore'
Ensemble. 'Opéra comique' meets 'Easy Rider' - Mike Wheeler reports from Buxton on Opera Della Luna's 'The Daughter of the Regiment'
Ensemble. A Potent Realisation - Mozart's 'Idomeneo' at the Buxton Festival, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Compact and Fast-moving - Verdi's 'Alzira' at the Buxton Festival impresses Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Rossini in The Quarry - 'The Barber of Seville' at an unusual venue in Hungary, praised by Anett Fodor
Ensemble. References to Fellini - 'La Traviata' in 'La Dolce Vita', by Giuseppe Pennisi
Classical music news - Oliver Knussen (1952-2018); Music by black composers; more ...
Classical music news - Franz Beyer (1922-2018); more ...
CD Spotlight. A Musical Bond - Kabalevsky and Weinberg Concertos, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'Innovative stuff worthy of some serious investigation.'
Classical music news - New Partnership; more ...
Ensemble. A Pleasure Garden - Two summer concerts on an evening in Rome, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. Daily Puccini - Malcolm Miller enjoys an opera lollipop recital in the city of the composer's birth
CD Spotlight. Sensational - Maxwell Davies from the Hebrides Ensemble, recommended by Roderic Dunnett. 'As an approach to Maxwell Davies' music, this could scarcely be bettered.'
The Many Hats of Allan Rae - A Birthday Greeting, by Endre Anaru
Classical music news - Rozhdestvensky and Ramsey - July 2018 Newsletter (PDF, 1.3Mb); more ...
Classical music news - Bo Nilsson (1937-2018); Ed Simons (1917-2018); Xiomara Alfaro (1930-2018); more ...
CD Spotlight. Marvellous Stuff - Orchestral music by Zoltán Kodály, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... memorably performed and recorded ...'
Classical music news - Electroacoustic Music; more ...
CD Spotlight. Hugely Enjoyable - Orchestral music by Camille Saint-Saëns, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... an exotic musical picture postcard full of perfumed sensuality and brazen march themes ...'
CD Spotlight. Practical Experiments? - Choral music by Jonathan Little, heard by Keith Bramich. '... Australian music with a difference.'
CD Spotlight. Imaginative Vigour - Meyerbeer's opera 'Margherita d'Anjou', heard by Gerald Fenech. 'Fabio Luisi marshalls his forces with aplomb, and his commitment to the work keeps the music moving along with verve and enthusiasm ...'
Ensemble. Richness of the Score - Puccini's 'La bohème' in Rome, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
Classical music news - Barry McDaniel (1930-2018); more ...
Ensemble. A Refreshing Novelty - Marimba duo G-Mizz, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Finely Crafted - Twentieth century Polish songs, recommended by Geoff Pearce. '... a fascinating journey into the evolving compositional style of Karol Szymanowski ...'
Ensemble. Playing The Long Game - Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony from Jamie Phillips and the Hallé Orchestra impresses Mike Wheeler