A selection of M&V 'Cardiff' articles
CD Spotlight. Stylized Dances - J S Bach's French Suites, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... exceptional readings full of profound emotional content, yet scholarly and alive.'
Ensemble. Beautifully Tragic - Tom Taffinder reports on Stephen Sondheim's 'Merrily We Roll Along' at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Ensemble. A Tragic Programme - Tom Taffinder reports from Welsh National Opera
Ensemble. Crisp and Energetic - Ilya Gringolts, Sinfonia Viva and André de Ridder, heard by Mike Wheeler
DVD Spotlight. A Rarity - Jonathan Dove's 'The Adventures of Pinocchio', reviewed by Howard Smith. '... considerable merits on display ...'
CD Spotlight. In Calm and Storm - John Hardy's 'Blue Letters from Tanganyika', reviewed by Howard Smith. '... colorful, filmic, and open to pleasurable listening ...'
Ensemble. A Bright Future - Malcolm Miller was at the final night of the 2008 BBC Proms in London
Ensemble. Remarkably Paradoxical - Robert Hugill experiences James MacMillan's opera 'The Sacrifice' at Welsh National Opera
Ensemble. Honed and practised - Jan Garbarek in Cardiff, enjoyed by Rex Harley
Ensemble. Deeply affecting - Strauss's 'Ariadne auf Naxos' in Cardiff, reviewed by Rex Harley
Ensemble. Suspending disbelief? - 'Turandot' at Welsh National Opera, reviewed by Rex Harley
Ensemble. Muscular performance - Rex Harley is left breathless listening to violinist Chloë Hanslip
Ensemble. Oratorio to opera - Rex Harley raises some questions about the staged version of Handel's 'Jephtha'
Ensemble. Matched to perfection - Rex Harley closes his eyes and enjoys the Gould Piano Trio
Ensemble. An ambitious concert - Rex Harley listens to Tchaikovsky, Lutoslawski and Szymanowski in Wales