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Classical home listening: Pekka Kuusisto, Il Giardino Armonico and more
Kuusisto plays Muhly, Glass and Mozart, while Giovanni Antonini and co pass the time of day with Haydn

Fiona Maddocks

19, Jun, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The week in classical: Káťa Kabanová; Ragged music festival – review
Janáček’s darkest of operas provided a searing start to Glyndebourne’s new season

Fiona Maddocks

29, May, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Il Turco in Italia review – exceptional ensemble cast create perfect escapism
Rossini’s comedy is brilliantly reimagined by Mariame Clément as a Pirandello-esque farce

Tim Ashley

24, May, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Mozart may not make you children smarter, but music is a balm for their souls | Fiona Maddocks
The author of a new book has come up with novel ways to teach the young its joys

Fiona Maddocks

23, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Kát’a Kabanová review – festival opens with sideways rain and raw, stunning Janáček
The bleakness of the May weather suited this stark new production by Damiano Michieletto, which was superbly sung and exquisitely played by the LPO under Robin Ticciati

Flora Willson

21, May, 2021 @3:09 PM

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Bubbles and bloodymindedness: Glyndebourne’s Robin Ticciati on getting the show back on the road
The strictures of the past year seem to have left little mark on Glyndebourne, who open the 2021 summer opera season this week with an ambitious programme. The festival’s music director talks improvisation, imagination, and the joy of dressing up

Erica Jeal

18, May, 2021 @1:26 PM

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A year since our concert halls fell silent, what future for classical music?
As UK culture eyes a slow and cautious return, what can we expect from our opera houses and orchestras, many of which have failed to seize the digital opportunities this past year

Andrew Clements

19, Mar, 2021 @10:24 AM

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Wonder breaks the silence: pop, rock and classical music for 2021
Cardi B pushes into Beyoncé’s turf and Sleaford Mods tot up the cost of Covid, while UK orchestras head back to the concert hall – our critics look ahead to big music moments

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

28, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The week in classical: In the Market for Love; Oxford lieder festival; Wexford Festival Opera – review
A silly but delightful staging of Mesdames de la Halle is an Offen-ready treat, while haunting lieder and free transportation to Ireland’s National Opera House are not to be missed

Fiona Maddocks

17, Oct, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Glyndebourne: In the Market for Love review – first-rate singers elevate flimsy one-acter
There is much to enjoy and celebrate in this colourful staging of Offenbach’s short opera, not least the care and enthusiasm of the principals and tiny chorus

Erica Jeal

12, Oct, 2020 @5:19 PM

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House music: Tim Ashley's watching and listening highlights
This week, our critic cues up Opera North’s podcast, takes in Ryedale’s streaming festival and revisits an archived Proms performance with Riccardo Chailly

Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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House music: classical critics' watching and listening picks
Each week our critics tell us about the music they’re listening to at home. Today, Flora Willson moves from the Kanneh-Mason family sofa to an empty Wigmore Hall

Flora Willson

08, Jun, 2020 @4:00 PM

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