Ensemble. Refined Phrasing - Gemma Lois Summerfield and Sebastian Whybrew at Buxton impress Mike Wheeler
Anniversaries: Ava June; Bernard Roberts; Domenico Scarlatti; The Wasps; William Wolstenholme; Franz Berwald; Georges Auric; Royston Nash; Norman Leyden
Festivals, competitions and masterclasses: La Mariette String Masterclass with Pál Banda and Zsuzsa Berenyi (21-28 July); Indre-et-Loire, FR; 67th Dubrovnik Summer Festival (10 July-25 August); Dubrovnik, HR; Three Choirs Festival; Gloucester, UK; Grand Prix Thailand - ninth international choir festival (20-24 July); Pattaya, TH; Buxton Festival (8-24 July); Derbyshire, UK
Ensemble. Not Entirely New - Giuseppe Pennisi experiences a double 'Barber of Seville' in Rome
A Chorus of Dissent - Ros Bethan illustrates her own musical poem
Classical music news - John Poole; Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Bach to the Future; more ...
Ensemble. Lucid Sense - Handel's 'Tamerlano' at Buxton, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Carmen Lite-ful (Rhymes with Frightful) - James Sohre sends the last of his reports from San Francisco
Ensemble. On Vibrant Form - Bellini's 'I Capuletti e I Montecchi' at the Buxton Festival, recommended by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Hugely Rewarding - Mozart's 'Idomeneo' at Garsington Opera impresses Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Triumphant Janácek - 'Jenůfa' in San Francisco impresses James Sohre
Ensemble. First Thoughts - Mike Wheeler reports on Beethoven at the 2016 Buxton Festival
Ensemble. Nabucco goes to War - Giuseppe Pennisi was in the audience in Rome
Ensemble. A Fine, Robust Performance - Handel's 'Israel in Egypt', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Musically Exceptional - San Francisco's starry Don Carlo, seen by James Sohre
CD Spotlight. Life Force - Dan Redfeld's 'A Hopeful Place', heard by Keith Bramich. '... a profound, unusual and striking work ...'
Ensemble. Well Thought-out - Reiko Fujisawa plays Bach's Goldberg Variations, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Culturally Ambiguous - Tiara Ataii listens to British-Israeli countertenor Yaniv d'Or
Ask Alice - Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh receives a fan letter
CD Spotlight. Highly Personal - Messiaen organ music, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'An excellent introduction to Messiaen's unique sound-world ...'
CD Spotlight. Cohesive Power - Burkard Schliessmann, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... seldom less than impressive ...'
CD Spotlight. Consistently Vibrant - Music inspired by St Francis of Assisi, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'A heart-melting issue ...'
Ensemble. A Polished Team - Heritage Opera's 'Don Giovanni', reviewed by Roderic Dunnett
Classical music news - Andris Nelsons; more ...
CD Spotlight. Incredible Musicianship - Ancient Scottish Highland music, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Although not for the faint hearted, the rewards are great ...'
CD Spotlight. Surprisingly Dramatic - Organ music by Rudolf Tobias, heard by Roderic Dunnett. 'Ines Maidre is a performer of attractive virtuosity and sound judgment.'
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 ...