Classical music news - Bullumba Landestoy (1925-2018); Anthony Caesar (1924-2018); more ...
Anniversaries: Bernard Roberts; Franz Berwald; Norman Leyden; The Wasps; Georges Auric; William Wolstenholme; Royston Nash; Thomas Füri; Ava June; Domenico Scarlatti
Today's concert: Fibonacci Ensemble - A programme of Piano Quintets, to include McCabe: Nocturnal; Sussex, UK
Festivals, competitions and masterclasses: Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival (20-28 July); Cape Town, ZA; Yiddish Summer Weimar (22 July-18 August); Weimar, DE; Toronto Summer Music - Reflections of Wartime (12 July-4 August); Toronto, CA; Henry Wood (BBC) Promenade Concerts (13 July-8 September); London, UK; Glimmerglass Festival (7 July-25 August); Cooperstown, New York, US; Longborough Festival Opera (6 June-2 August); Gloucestershire, UK; La Mariette String Masterclasses (12 July-1 September); Parcay-sur-Vienne, FR; Tanglewood - Bernstein Centennial Summer (21 June-26 August); Massachusetts, US; Savonlinna Opera Festival (6 July-4 August); Savonlinna, FI; Colorado Music Festival (28 June-4 August); Colorado, US; Dubrovnik Summer Festival (10 July-25 August); Dubrovnik, HR; Santa Fe Opera (29 July-25 August); New Mexico, US; Bregenz Festival (18 July-19 August); Vorarlberg, AT; Mostly Mozart Festival (12 July-12 August); New York City, US; Verbier Festival (19 July-5 August); Valais, CH; Ryedale Festival (13-29 July); North Yorkshire, UK; Munich Opera Festival (24 June-31 July); Munich, DE; Salzburg Summer Festival (20 July-30 August); Salzburg, AT; Glyndebourne (19 May-26 August); East Sussex, UK; Grant Park Music Festival (13 June-18 August); Chicago, US; Aspen Music Festival and School (28 June-19 August); Colorado, US; Petworth Festival (17 July-4 August); West Sussex, UK; Festival Puccini (14 July-25 August); Torre del Lago, IT; Opera Holland Park (29 May-28 July); London, UK
Ensemble. An Opera of Two Halves - Donizetti's 'L'ange de Nisida' at Covent Garden, reviewed by Alice McVeigh
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 ...'