A Standard-Bearer - Nicholas McCarthy plays Reinecke's Sonata for the left hand, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Anniversaries: Ernst Toch; John Hopkins; Vera Gornostayeva; David Bedford; Brian Asawa; John Blow; Paul Dukas; Vladimir Horowitz
Today's concert: Mariana - Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir and Feinklang Choir, Munich; London, UK
CD Spotlight. Very Pleasing - J S Bach, Haydn and Mendelssohn keyboard concertos, heard by Geoff Pearce. '... beautifully played ...'
Ensemble. A Different 'Swan Lake' - Tchaikovsky in Rome impresses Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Rapturous Creations - Trio Karénine plays Robert Schumann piano trios, and impresses Gerald Fenech. '... commanding authority, rewarding depth and devil-may-care exuberance ...'
CD Spotlight. Novel Soundscapes - Music by Xiaogang Ye, enjoyed by Geoff Pearce. '... superbly directed and played ...'
Ensemble. Re-writing the Rule Book - Rutter and Fauré Requiems performed by the Armonico Consort, heard by Keith Bramich
Ensemble. The Old and the New - Contrasting concerts at the Sagra Musicale Umbra, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. Light from on High - Giuseppe Pennisi's first of two reports from the Sagra Musicale Umbra
CD Spotlight. Trailblazing Stuff - Orchestral music by Kevin Puts, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... compelling throughout ...'
CD Spotlight. Reflective Depth - Orchestral music by Jón Nordal surprises Gerald Fenech. '... austere yet mystic beauty.'
CD Spotlight. Engagingly Performed - Rachel and Vanessa Fuidge at one and two pianos, recommended by the late Howard Smith. '... technique, tonal address and aural poetry.'
CD Spotlight. Exceedingly Fine - Marin Alsop conducts Prokofiev's Symphony No 6, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'The São Paolo Symphony Orchestra plays with a consummate passion for the music.'
CD Spotlight. Breathtaking Depth - Sacred music in seventeenth century Rome, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... performances of celestial beauty ...'
CD Spotlight. Major Voices - Vocal and choral music by Lennox and Michael Berkeley, recommended by Geoff Pearce. '... thrilling performance.'
Ensemble. Dido Reconstructed - Henry Purcell, arranged by Atilio Cremonesi, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ask Alice - Classical Music Agony Aunt Aliki McVeigh joins up for keep fit classes, Crete-style
Classical music news - Stanford Quartets; more ...
Classical music news - Hidayat Inayat Khan (1917-2016); Knut Wiggen (1927-2016); more ...
CD Spotlight. Winningly Done - Osmo Vänskä's Sibelius Symphonies 3, 6 and 7, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'The Seventh is a superb exercise in momentum and continuity ...'
CD Spotlight. Sheer Joy - Som Howie's debut recital, recommended by Geoff Pearce. '... a lovely expansive open sound ...'
Book review. Plenty of Surprises - Lauren E Rico's ambitious first novel 'Reverie', recommended by Ron Bierman
CD Spotlight. Spohr on the Cheap - Symphonies 2 and 9, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... much to enjoy in the second symphony ...'
Classical music news - McCabe's Grieg; Murray Perahia; Lost Songs; Juan Diego Flórez; Johan Botha (1965-2016); Raymond Daveluy (1926-2016); more ...
CD Spotlight. I truly love it - Music by Frances White and Valeria Vasilevski, recommended by Geoff Pearce. 'Hats off to the four creative forces behind this work. All are exemplary.'
Ensemble. A Very Rich Menu - Giuseppe Pennisi attends two first performances at the Pergolesi Spontini Festival in Jesi
Somewhat Congested - Jonathan Scott plays the organ of Derby Cathedral, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. A Worthy Tribute - Purcell opera suites conducted by Neville Marriner, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... full-blown Purcellian splendour ...'
Ensemble. An African 'Norma' - Giuseppe Pennisi compares La Fenice's Bellini revival with an earlier production in Naples
CD Spotlight. Wholehearted Enjoyment - Chinese recorder concerti, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... a treat awaits you.'
CD Spotlight. A Simpler Age - Folk songs from the Red River Valley, heard by Geoff Pearce. 'The performances and arrangements are unpretentious ...'
Classical music news - Genuine Profundity — September 2016 Newsletter (PDF, 597kb); Music and/as Process; more ...
Midnight Ice Cream - Maria Nockin tells the story of a bus driver who lands a job working for an opera company
Ensemble. Echo of Globalization - France at the Festival of Nations, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi