CD Spotlight. Surprisingly Dramatic - Organ music by Rudolf Tobias, heard by Roderic Dunnett. 'Ines Maidre is a performer of attractive virtuosity and sound judgment.'
Anniversaries: Nikolai Demidenko; Edward Greenfield; Nicola Benedetti; Pierre Monteux; Emile Jacques-Dalcroze; Erik Satie; Hans Werner Henze; Oscar Yatco
Festivals, competitions and masterclasses: Barcelona Festival of Song (22 June-1 July); Catalunya, ES
CD Spotlight. Beautifully Done - Mozart violin concerti, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... Kraggerud is most ably supported by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra ...'
Classical music news - Invitation to Dance; Sergei Cortez (1935-2016); more ...
Ensemble. Mixed Feelings - Mozart's 'Così fan tutte', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Thoroughly Captivating - Seventeenth century Italian solo sonatas, admired by the late Howard Smith. '... Caudle's irreproachable grasp ... invites admiration throughout ...'
Classical music news - Charles Chaynes (1925-2016); Harry Rabinowitz (1916-2016); more ...
CD Spotlight. Of Huge Interest - Orchestral music by Granados, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... well crafted and very tuneful.'
CD Spotlight. Many Paths - Piano music by Frederic Rzewski impresses Roderic Dunnett. '... a marvel of composition, enjoyable by anyone.'
Ensemble. Divine Providence - Giuseppe Pennisi is impressed by Donizetti's religious opera 'Linda di Chamounix'
Classical music news - Peter Feuchtwangwer (c1934-2016); Oleg Karavaichuk (1927-2016); more ...
Ensemble. Creative Achievements - A seventieth birthday concert for Alexander Knapp, reviewed by Malcolm Miller
Ensemble. A Modern Tragedy - Salvatore Sciarrino's 'Luci mie traditrici', one of the most performed contemporary operas, finally reaches a major Italian opera house, by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. Highly Satisfying - Roderic Dunnett visits Longborough for Wagner's 'Tannhäuser'
CD Spotlight. Sparkle and Affection - American and British art songs, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... a cause for constant enjoyment.'
Ensemble. Power and Eloquence - Mike Wheeler was at the culmination of Wagner's 'Ring' in Nottingham
Ensemble. Festive Sparkle - A concert to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of composer Joseph Horovitz, reviewed by Malcolm Miller
Ensemble. Shades of Real Gentleness - Mike Wheeler listens to Lars Cleveman as Siegfried in Nottingham
Classical music news - Ofelya Hambardzumyan (1925-2016); Phyllis Curtin (1921-2016); J Reilly Lewis (1944-2016); more ...
Ensemble. Handled with Brilliance - Opera North's 'Die Walküre' impresses Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Fast Forward - Giuseppe Pennisi assesses three works at a contemporary music festival in Rome
Classical music news - Carmine Miranda; Garsington Opera; more ...
Ensemble. Highly Effective - 'Das Rheingold' at Opera North, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Powerful Music - Wolf-Ferrari's 'The Jewels of the Madonna', recommended by Geoff Pearce. 'Special praise should be given to the musical director, Friedrich Haider ...'
Ensemble. Mellow Lyricism - Chabrier, Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninov and Dukas from Alexandra Dariescu, Jamie Phillips and the Hallé Orchestra, heard by Mike Wheeler
CD Spotlight. Unerring Clarity - Jean-François Paillard conducts J S Bach, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... this rendition consistently delights ...'
CD Spotlight. Priceless Music-making - The horn playing of Dennis Brain, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... a sheer delight ...'
CD Spotlight. Into the Unknown - Music by Luigi Gazzotti, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... meltingly tender renditions ...'
Ensemble. High Fashion - A new production of 'La traviata' in Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. Stand-out Performers - Michael Landes attends an American Protégé winners' recital
Classical music news - Sonic Transparency — June 2016 Newsletter (PDF, 684kB); Nova Music Opera; Rico's Reverie; more ...
CD Spotlight. A Powerful Statement - Khachaturian from Dmitry Yablonsky and the Russian Philharmonic, heard by Geoff Pearce. 'The orchestra and conductor are superb, and committed to bringing out the very best of this music ...'