Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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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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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 9 to 16 October
Five of the best concerts and operas - live and streamed - for the coming week

Andrew Clements

09, Oct, 2020 @12:15 PM

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RLPO/Petrenko review – maximum impact for bold start to virtual season
A streamed 20th-century programme of Hindemith, Stravinsky and Shostakovich showcased the edge and precision of Petrenko and his orchestra

Andrew Clements

02, Oct, 2020 @8:23 AM

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Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande; Erwartung review – dramatic extremes | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
Edward Gardner finds the links between Schoenberg’s early orchestral score and the paranoid musical expressionism of his later symphonic poem

Andrew Clements

30, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Home listening: Vaughan Williams, Frank Martin and Kenneth Leighton
The RLPO concludes its magnificent Vaughan Williams symphony cycle. Plus, two masses for double choir

Fiona Maddocks

26, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The week in classical: Mahan Esfahani, RLPO; Ludlow English song weekend – review
Mahan Esfahani champions the ‘English Bach’. Plus, singers galore in Ludlow

Fiona Maddocks

14, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Home listening: Stile Antico and the RLPO set sail
Purity meets secrecy in a glittering showcase of Elizabethan Catholic composers. Plus, more fine Vaughan Williams from the RLPO

Fiona Maddocks

20, Jan, 2019 @7:59 AM

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Home listening: a good week for Stravinsky
The RLPO and Petrenko dazzle in The Firebird, while the Mariinsky Orchestra and Gergiev make Petrushka their own

Fiona Maddocks

23, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Prom 62: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Petrenko review – exuberant and detailed playing
Iain Bell’s elegant Aurora – in its world premiere performance – was sung with virtuosity by Romanian soprano Adela Zaharia, and Miah Persson brought refined sensuality to Strauss

Tim Ashley

30, Aug, 2018 @12:10 PM

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Home listening: centenary Bernstein on disc – where to start?
The RLPO deliver dockside menace and more. Plus, Marin Alsop and her Baltimore band in Prokofiev, and Blind Willie Johnson and co

Fiona Maddocks

29, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Home listening: Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, Ravel and more
Fine new recordings from the RLPO and the Gryphon Trio. Plus, BBC Young Musicians past and present

Fiona Maddocks

15, Apr, 2018 @5:59 AM

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Falstaff review – Bryn Terfel brings warmth and nuance to RLPO's brilliance
Veteran Falstaff Bryn Terfel and a splendid cast made this concert staging of Verdi’s final opera a joyous experience

Andrew Clements

27, Nov, 2017 @9:07 PM

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