Plangent Atmosphere - A duet recital by Mariko Brown and Julian Jacobson, heard by Malcolm Miller
Ask Alice - On the future of the Ulster Orchestra, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
Anniversaries: David Lumsdaine; Louise Talma
Festivals, competitions and masterclasses: Sound - Scotland's festival of new music; Banchory, Scotland, UK
Ensemble. High Fives - Mike Wheeler listens to Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra and to the NAC Wind Quintet
Ensemble. Exuberance in Reserve - A wide-ranging programme from Christopher Stripp and Lucy Colquhoun, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Heavy Laden - Performances of Shostakovich violin concertos, admired by Robert Anderson. 'Christian Tetzlaff manages both works' difficulties effortlessly ...'
Classical music news - Stephen Paulus (1949-2014); more ...
Classical music news - Pavle Merkù (1927-2014); more ...
Ensemble. Wildly Beautiful - Witches dressed as village ladies of the 1950s as New York Metropolitan Opera begins its HD broadcast season with Verdi's Macbeth, described by Maria Nockin
Classical music news - Arnold score; more ...
DVD Spotlight. Words of Consolation - Abbado's Brahms German Requiem impresses Howard Smith. '... a front runner in this work.'
Ensemble. Genuine Elation - Brahms, Wagner and Sibelius from Nottingham, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Resplendent Performances - Verdi's Otello launches English National Opera's 2014-15 season in David Alden's new production, reported by Malcolm Miller
Very Unassuming - Geoff Pearce remembers the New Zealand composer John Ritchie (1921-2014)
Classical music news - Schellhorn Prize; French Fantasy; Server downtime; more ...
Ensemble. Expressive Power - Brahms in an early music context, heard by Mike Wheeler
Classical music news - Mats Rondin (1960-2014); Anita Cerquetti (1931-2014); more ...
CD Spotlight. Truly Angelic - Passiontide music, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'An edifying programme in excellent sound and presentation ...'
Ensemble. God's Forgiveness - A journey to the Almighty with Verdi's 'The Force of Destiny', highly rated by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Immediately Approachable - Music by Kevin Malone, heard by Howard Smith. '... a fantastical carnival of sound, style and social critique.'
CD Spotlight. Top-Notch - The Dobson organ at Merton College, praised by Gerald Fenech
Sibelius and Myth - by George Colerick
Classical music news - John Ritchie (1921-2014); Petr Skoumal (1938-2014); Kresimir Sipusch (1930-2014); more ...
Ensemble. Sex and Violence - Graham Vick's 'Don Giovanni', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. True Command - James Brawn plays Bach, Liszt, Musorgsky and Rachmaninov, recommended by Andrew Schartmann. 'The "Promenade" ... is like butter in Brawn's hands.'
CD Spotlight. Surprisingly Genial - Music for string quartet by William Zinn, heard by Howard Smith. '... the string writing is outstanding in its proficiency.'
Classical music news - Adventures in Classical Music; Konrad Boehmer (1941-2014); more ...
Ensemble. Full of Irony - De Giosa's 'Don Checco', heard by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Brought to Life - Music for violin and piano completely captivates Geoff Pearce. 'The partnership is incredible ...'
CD Spotlight. Beautiful and Exciting - Music by Marty Regan, highly recommended by Ron Bierman. 'A few hearings should be enough to convince even skeptics ...'
Profile. Love Comes Stealing In - George Colerick remembers Wolfgang Ostberg (1939-2011)
Classical music news - October Newsletter (PDF, 490kb); more ...
CD Spotlight. First Rate - Harp music from early baroque Naples, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Margret Köll's performances have an ethereal aura ...'