A selection of M&V 'Greece' articles
DVD Spotlight. Double Murder - Richard Strauss's 'Elektra', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... the whole cast has been exemplary under the masterful direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen.'
CD Spotlight. Euro Folk Champions - The Apollo Chamber Players, impress Howard Smith. '... this scantily adorned traditional music derives straight from the heartbeat of regions in Southern, Eastern, and Central Europe.'
DVD Spotlight. Collapsing Troy - Berlioz from Covent Garden, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... much orchestral wizardry under Antonio Pappano ...'
Ask Alice - An encounter with Birtwistle's Minotaur at Covent Garden, for Classical Music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
DVD Spotlight. A Mixed Bag - Ballets choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj, reviewed by Howard Smith. 'Apart from the galvanised buckets it's all effectively eye-catching ...'
CD Spotlight. Well Worth Exploration - Orchestral music by Lodewijk Mortelmans, heard by Robert Anderson. 'The performances ... are a delight ...'
Ensemble. A Major Success - Ricky Ian Gordon's 'Orpheus & Euridice', experienced by Maria Nockin
Ensemble. In Full Voice - Britten's 'St Nicolas' at Canterbury Cathedral, enjoyed by Pippa Hare
CD Spotlight. Highly Challenging - Music for unaccompanied violin, heard by Howard Smith. '... searching performance ...'
CD Spotlight. Lyric Warmth - Jennifer Larmore sings Barber, Berlioz, Ravel and Britten, recommended by Howard Smith. '... a compelling disc ...'
Refreshingly Poetic - Eleftheria Kotzia returns to Derby, and Mike Wheeler listens
Ask Alice - Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh gives a worst-first view of her recent vacation
Ensemble. The ideal match - Celebrating the tenth series of live music at London's Wallace Collection, by Bill Newman
Ensemble. Enjoyment all round - Greek guitarist Eleftheria Kotzia in Derby, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Contrasting pianists - by Bill Newman
Musical sounds and colours - A portrait of the Greek-born pianist Eugenia Papadimas, by Bill Newman
Ensemble. A dazzling mix - Bohuslav Martinu's 'The Greek Passion' at London's Covent Garden, reviewed by Robert Hugill
Ask Alice - Classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh returns to tell the story of her rescue by Hel and Slime
With Callas in Mind - Personal reflections on visits to New York, by Grahame Ainge
Ensemble. Congress of passions - The Finchley Choral Society Centenary Concert, reviewed by Keith Bramich
CD Spotlight. Mightily dramatic - Georg Katzer's 'Medea in Korinth', appreciated by Patric Standford. '... vivid and clear spontaneity ...'
Ensemble. A memorable occasion - Martino Tirimo at London's Wigmore Hall, prefaced by other thoughts from Bill Newman
Ensemble. A night to remember - Roderic Dunnett is impressed by Strauss's 'Ariadne auf Naxos' at Covent Garden
Ensemble - Power of understatement. Roderic Dunnett at a new production of Euripides' tragedy 'Bacchae', with music by Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Ensemble - Plea for peace. David Wilkins reports from the Athens Megaron on the first performance of the new opera 'Lysistrata' by Mikis Theodorakis
Site seeing - Ludwig's torso ... another visit to the world of music websites, with Keith Bramich
MV3 - fragments of forgotten sounds - take Gordon Rumson's world tour! (concluded from last month)
MV3 - fragments of forgotten sounds - page 4 -
MV3 - fragments of forgotten sounds - page 3 -
MV3 - fragments of forgotten sounds - page 2 -
MV3 - fragments of forgotten sounds - take Gordon Rumson's world tour!
Site seeing - Snow White and the 7th Virus - websites recommended by our readers, with Keith Bramich
Site seeing - Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001), and more top websites
Luminous setting - Shirley Ratcliffe attends a John Tavener première