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The week in classical: Least Like the Other; Elena Urioste and Tom Poster
The sad fate of Rosemary Kennedy is strikingly told by Irish National Opera. Plus, the female French composer we should all know about…

Fiona Maddocks

21, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Yunchan Lim review – piano prodigy puts his brilliance on full display
The Korean teenager dazzled with Byrd and Bach but his raging Beethoven showed he could still reach further, subtler heights

Andrew Clements

20, Jan, 2023 @11:22 AM

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The Dunedin Consort review – less is more in Schütz’s restrained Christmas story
Edinburgh-based orchestra of fine baroque understanding gave Heinrich Schütz’s 1660 retelling of the nativity a sense of restraint, balanced by personality

Andrew Clements

21, Dec, 2022 @12:35 PM

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Classical music: Fiona Maddocks’s 10 best concerts and operas of 2022
Excellence and perilous funding went hand in hand, Salome sizzled, a piano great led the way, and India and Italy became musical neighbours

Fiona Maddocks

17, Dec, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Leonidas Kavakos/Yuja Wang review – shared detail and purpose
The two virtuosic soloists have a longstanding musical partnership that here produced a wonderful and generous evening of music by Brahms, Janáček and Schumann

Erica Jeal

05, Dec, 2022 @3:59 PM

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The week in classical: It’s a Wonderful Life; A Child of Our Time; IMS Prussia Cove – review
ENO’s warm-hearted production of Jake Heggie’s operatic take on the classic Frank Capra film is full of poignant ironies

Stephen Pritchard

03, Dec, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Paul Lewis review – Schubert begins with a stutter and ends with conviction
A rogue hearing aid forced a restart to the pianist’s survey of Schubert sonatas, but once things settled, Lewis confirmed what a superlative interpreter he is of these works

Andrew Clements

01, Dec, 2022 @1:28 PM

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IMS Prussia Cove Celebration review – Adès’s botanical song cycle glistens
A weekend celebrating 50 years of the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar included world premieres by Kurtág and Adès, with Hungarian mezzo Katalin Károlyi in compelling form

Andrew Clements

28, Nov, 2022 @11:28 AM

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The week in classical: Teyber Trio; Quartet for the End of Time; King’s Singers
Intimate Messiaen, vocal fireworks and a rare string trio version of Bach’s Goldberg Variations light up a week of more funding cuts fallout

Fiona Maddocks

26, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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The week in classical: Orpheus; Apartment House review – rich, rewarding, different
Opera North’s teeming fusion of Monteverdi with Indian classical traditions is an inspired match. Elsewhere, more mind-bending harmonies from Apartment House

Fiona Maddocks

22, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Raising their voices: why the English song festival is nothing about misty-eyed nostalgia
We have no desire to become a musical version of Jacob Rees-Mogg, says the festival’s artistic director. Instead, we shine a light on neglected voices, challenge received opinions, and prove that ‘cowpat’ is not a musical insult

Iain Burnside

19, Oct, 2022 @8:42 AM

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Alisa Weilerstein review, Wigmore Hall – Bach’s cello suites sing and dance
Weilerstein’s tour de force performance of the six suites – spread across two concerts – was full of eloquence, colour and remarkable dynamic control

Tim Ashley

17, Oct, 2022 @12:53 PM

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