Edward Gardner

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Bergen Phil/Gardner/Ólafsson review – crowd-pleasing but never dangerous
Edward Gardner led the orchestra in a controlled performance, with an exquisite but tentative Víkingur Ólafsson on piano

Rowena Smith

16, Aug, 2022 @12:17 PM

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LPO/Gardner review – timely celebration of the brilliance of Oliver Knussen
The LPO’s celebration of the late composer included a superbly assured performance of his Horn Concerto by the 19-year-old Annemarie Federle, a last-minute replacement. Glittering Ravel and sequences from Britten’s only ballet followed.

Andrew Clements

02, May, 2022 @9:02 AM

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LPO/Gardner/Gerhardt review – tour de force playing in remarkable UK premiere
Brett Dean’s Cello Concerto was played with tremendous virtuosity by Alban Gerhardt, emphasising the music’s compelling nature

Tim Ashley

28, Apr, 2022 @11:16 AM

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SoundState: LPO/Edward Gardner review – a compelling musical journey
Rebecca Saunders’ concerto was the highlight of an opening night that also included Missy Mazzoli and the last major work by George Walker

Andrew Clements

31, Mar, 2022 @12:31 PM

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Bluebeard’s Castle review – Bartók’s opera wields devastating power in contrasting performances
Gerald Finley and Susan Bullock are at their best in a disquieting small-scale reimagining for Theatre of Sound; while Edward Gardner and the London Philharmonic’s more traditional take is equally sensational

Tim Ashley

07, Nov, 2021 @1:08 PM

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LPO/Gardner The Midsummer Marriage review – Tippett’s opera thrills in stupendous performance
In his opening concert as the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal conductor, Edward Gardner brought home the heady, almost narcotic quality of Tippett’s music

Tim Ashley

26, Sep, 2021 @1:10 PM

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CBSO/Gardner review – heft, glitter and fizz as Birmingham orchestra return to the stage
Stephen Hough dazzled as the soloist in Saint-Saëns’s Fourth Piano Concerto in a programme that also included Debussy and Missy Mazzoli

Andrew Clements

20, May, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Víkingur Ólafsson, Bergen Philharmonic/ Gardner review – immense, unshowy charm
There’s still time to catch the Icelandic pianist’s livestreamed concert of Mozart and Bach, part of the Bergen Phil’s excellent, free Wintermezzo online festival

Fiona Maddocks

06, Feb, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Classical home listening: Stuart Skelton sings Lehár, Korngold and more
The Australian tenor takes centre stage on a fine disc of Austro-German late Romanticism. Plus, Inga Kalna’s solo debut

Fiona Maddocks

09, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Verklärte Nacht review – poetic journeys between dark and light
Edward Gardner finds sumptuous intensity in Schoenberg’s drama, alongside a lesser-known version by Fried and dramatic song pairings to frame an intriguing collection

Erica Jeal

07, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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LPO/Gardner review - defiant and exultant Beethoven opens new season
A magnificent, edgy Fifth Symphony was paired with Jörg Widmann’s energetic Con Brio and complemented by a haunting group of Sibelius songs

Tim Ashley

24, Sep, 2020 @12:07 PM

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Peter Grimes review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
Britten’s opera sounds huge and thrilling in a nuanced recording with sparkling interplay between singers and orchestra – it’s rarely sounded better

Erica Jeal

03, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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