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Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in March
From witches to Weber, and Andriessen to Zimmermann – our pick of this month’s streamed music

Andrew Clements

28, Feb, 2021 @3:41 PM

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András Schiff at Wigmore Hall review – joy and solace
The pianist’s enthralling all-Bach programme is one to savour while you can

Fiona Maddocks

16, Jan, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Apartment House review – capturing Feldman's unique essence and sheer beauty
Wigmore Hall, London
A day devoted to the US composer’s music underscored its uncompromisingly radicalness and revealed also its tenderness

Andrew Clements

11, Jan, 2021 @6:39 PM

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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 music: Fiona Maddocks's 10 best of 2020
The year will be long remembered for recitals to an empty Wigmore Hall, car-park Puccini, Ravel as animation – and one man and his piano…

Fiona Maddocks

26, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 20-27 November
Despite lockdown, there’s still plenty of new music-making across the UK available to an online audience. Here’s our pick of next week’s live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts

Andrew Clements

20, Nov, 2020 @6:05 PM

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Lawrence Power and Ryan Wigglesworth review – effortless brilliance
The violist and composer-pianist thrill in Brahms, Britten and a Wigglesworth world premiere

Fiona Maddocks

14, Nov, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Bail out our musicians or risk losing them for ever, say classical music stars
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle and violinist Tasmin Little are among those warning that struggling artists will be forced to give up

Vanessa Thorpe

25, Oct, 2020 @6:21 AM

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Wigmore Hall announce lockdown commissions: 'we want new voices'
Previous applicants need not apply, says artistic director John Gilhooly, who particularly welcomes female, BAME and LGBTQ+ composers

Imogen Tilden

05, Oct, 2020 @2:29 PM

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Elena Urioste/Tom Poster review – warm lyricism in deft mix of old and new works
There was much to admire in the interplay between the eloquence and control of Urioste’s playing and her husband Poster’s dextrous articulation

Martin Kettle

03, Oct, 2020 @4:24 PM

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Apartment House review – Julius Eastman's elusive music gets its due
The British ensemble projected the unexpected intensity of Femenine and Joy Boy in the first evening of contemporary music in the hall’s autumn live-streamed season

Andrew Clements

21, Sep, 2020 @12:14 PM

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The week in classical: A Feast in the Time of Plague; Fidelio; Alban Gerhardt and Markus Becker – review
Grange Park Opera serves up a delicious cast for the world premiere of Alex Woolf and David Pountney’s timely new opera

Fiona Maddocks

19, Sep, 2020 @11:00 AM

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