CD Spotlight. Unmissable Stuff - Music by Antonio Lotti, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... excitement, poignancy and luscious harmonic sounds ...'
Anniversaries: Steve Martland; Leonard Salzedo; Jacques Israelievitch; Antony Hopkins; George Perle
Today's concerts: The Cecilia Chorus of New York - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis; New York, US; Ecce Ensemble; Cambridge, US
Festivals, competitions and masterclasses: Schubertiade (4-10 May); Hohenems, AT
Ensemble. Vividly Coloured - Prokofiev from the BBC Philharmonic, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Expertly Constructed - Beth Levin plays Chopin, Eliasson and Schumann, heard by Tiara Ataii. '... brilliantly articulated ...'
Ensemble. A Precursor to Decadentism - Tchaikovsky's 'Iolanta' in Florence, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Irresistible Momentum - René Jacobs' Haydn Symphonies, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... great zest and alacrity.'
Classical music news - Fascinating Insights — May 2016 Newsletter (PDF, 573kb); A Hopeful Place; Gabriele Sima (1955-2016); more ...
Cogent and Interesting - Dennis Marks' 'The Knowledge - Opera', read by Roderic Dunnett
Classical music news - Mauro Bertoli; Mei Baojiu (1934-2016); Jan Henrik Kayser (1933-2016); Sergei Roldugin; more ...
Ask Alice - Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh on auditions
CD Spotlight. Stunningly Atmospheric - Fiona and John York play Stravinsky, Ravel and Debussy, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... worthy of the highest recommendation.'
CD Spotlight. A Wondrous Work - John Taverner's Missa Corona spinea impresses Roderic Dunnett. '... a magnificent addition to the wide-ranging Gimell repertoire ...'
CD Spotlight. Unalloyed Pleasure - Maria João Pires plays Mozart, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... an exactitude and classical stylishness that beggars criticism ...'
Ensemble. Sinopoli's Loneliness - A concert in memory of the Italian conductor, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Classical music news - James Levine; Royston Nash (1933-2016); more ...
CD Spotlight. An Inspired Undertaking - Todd Fickley plays J S Bach, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... amazing virtuosity ...'
Classical music news - Brian Asawa (1966-2016); Guy Woolfenden (1937-2016); more ...
Ensemble. In Two Parts - Puccini's 'Il Trittico' as seen by Michieletto and Rustioni, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Vivid Testimony - Suites, canons and songs by Pachelbel, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... generously filled and sumptuously recorded.'
Ensemble. A Fine Show - Madama Butterfly live in HD from New York, reviewed by Maria Nockin
Ensemble. Unmistakeably Italian - Alfredo Casella's fairy tale 'La Donna Serpente', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. First Class - Bruckner's Ninth, heard by Geoff Pearce. '... it has all the power it needs. It moves forward and does not get bogged down ...'
Fascinating Insights - Tiara Ataii watches the recently released film 'Written by Mrs Bach: Broken Silence' and discusses the issues raised
CD Spotlight. Adventurous Disposition - Sophie Rosa and Benjamin Powell, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'A wonderfully attractive recital ...'
Ensemble. Particularly Sombre - Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra commemorate The Battle of the Somme, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Mahler in Monte-Carlo - Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Printemps des Arts Festival
Classical music news - Presteigne Festival; Kyung Wha Chung; Howard Cable (1920-2016); more ...
CD Spotlight. Spirited Performances - Jean Yves Thibaudet plays Chopin, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... this revival of early Thibaudet performances is consistently satisfying.'
CD Spotlight. Charmingly Infectious - Handel's Water Music, enjoyed by Gerald Fenech. 'The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin plays with an undisguised love for the music ...'
Ensemble. Distinctly Gallic - Rosanna Ter-Berg and Leo Nicholson, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Highly Rewarding - Piano music by Charles O'Brien, heard by Roderic Dunnett. '... played with great charm and feeling by Warren Mailley-Smith.'
Ensemble. First 'Last Sonatas' - The first of three András Schiff recitals at London's Wigmore Hall whets Malcolm Miller's appetite
CD Spotlight. Masterful Throughout - Felix Weingartner's 'Die Dorfschule', recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... great attention to detail ...'