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The week in classical: Igor Levit; Sean Shibe – review
The star pianist goes to the far side with Shostakovich and Ronald Stevenson, while the Scots guitarist reins it in

Fiona Maddocks

09, Apr, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Wigmore Hall: music and art combine to highlight child refugee crisis
Wigmore Hall’s new programme of 450 concerts also features a poignant installation representing the millions of displaced children round the world

Diane Taylor

30, Mar, 2022 @12:56 PM

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The week in classical: BBC Philharmonic/Wigglesworth; Sergei Babayan and Martha Argerich
Hope and humanity echo in Vaughan Williams’s anti-war symphonies, while Argerich and Babayan’s Prokofiev moves from breakneck to dreamlike

Stephen Pritchard

05, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Classical home listening: solo Bach from Kavakos; a brace of Magnificats
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos’s new sonatas and partitas album stands out from the pack, and the Gaechinger Cantorey excel with CPE Bach

Fiona Maddocks

29, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The week in classical: The Valkyrie; Sacconi Quartet review – at the mercy of the gods
Indisposed singers, doused flames and musical longueurs aside, it’s way too early to dismiss Richard Jones’s new ENO Ring cycle

Fiona Maddocks

27, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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The week in clasical: Macbeth; Brentano String Quartet – review
Anna Pirozzi, Simon Keenlyside and numerous witches jostle for power at Covent Garden. Plus, illuminating accounts of Beethoven and Mendelssohn’s final works

Stephen Pritchard

21, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Classical home listening: Lea Desandre’s Amazone; Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle
Desandre flies in a vivacious baroque programme, while a new edition of Rossini’s late work is small but perfectly formed

Fiona Maddocks

06, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Christian Gerhaher and friends review – a concert in which one treat followed another
The baritone was joined by an exceptional collection of string players for Schoeck’s Notturno, alongside music by Schoenberg and Berlioz

Andrew Clements

29, Sep, 2021 @4:56 PM

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The week in classical: RPO/ Petrenko; Esther Woo and Yekwon Sunwoo – review
Vasily Petrenko takes over at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – and pumps up the volume. And a new violin-piano duo make their mark

Stephen Pritchard

25, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Cenčić/Orkiestra Historyczna review – a countertenor of intelligence and flair
Max Emanuel Cenčić’s exemplary breath control and dazzling coloratura made this recital with Polish period ensemble Orkiestra Historyczna an outstanding one

Tim Ashley

23, Sep, 2021 @3:58 PM

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The week in classical: Houses Slide; Manchester Collective x Edmund Finnis; Elias String Quartet
One woman takes on the climate crisis in an off-grid world first

Fiona Maddocks

17, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Chamber music strikes a chord with audiences | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an editorial about the Wigmore Hall’s 120th birthday and chamber music, and reflect on the rewards of live music for listeners and performers alike

Letters

07, Jun, 2021 @4:53 PM

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