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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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The week in classical: Life, Letters & Friendship; Bluebeard’s Castle – review
The Carducci Quartet get to the heart of Shostakovich, while two very different interpretations of Bartók’s only opera enthral

Stephen Pritchard

13, Nov, 2021 @12:30 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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Rigoletto; London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle – review
One grisly moment aside, Oliver Mears’s ROH debut production delivers a remarkably straightforward evening of sweeping Verdi

Stephen Pritchard

18, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The week in classical: Giulio Cesare; Susanna – review
English Touring Opera hits the road with top-notch Handel

Stephen Pritchard

14, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Home listening: Poulenc, Parry and a magnificent seven
Mark Bebbington excels in Poulenc’s Piano Concerto, Parry’s Judith springs to life. Plus, a new work for International Women’s Day

Stephen Pritchard

08, Mar, 2020 @5:29 AM

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The week in classical: Les vêpres siciliennes; Luisa Miller review – a passion for patriarchy
Verdi had something of a father fixation – as witnessed in new productions of two of his lesser-known works

Stephen Pritchard

15, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Home listening: step up, Franz Clement and Henry Litolff
These two overlooked composers are well served by two new recordings. And 20 glorious years of Radio 3’s New Generation Artists

Stephen Pritchard

09, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Home listening: landmark recordings of Vaughan Williams and Tomkins
Martyn Brabbins and the BBC SO excel in a disc of huge contrasts, while the Choir of the Chapel Royal channel the court of Charles I

Stephen Pritchard

12, Jan, 2020 @5:29 AM

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Home listening: a Bach odyssey ends as non-stop Beethoven begins
Angela Hewitt revisits Bach’s Six Partitas in glorious style

Stephen Pritchard

01, Dec, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Home listening: Tchaikovsky, Babajanian and Debussy
An outstanding disc of piano trios from Gluzman, Moser and Sudbin, a world premiere Debussy recording from the Hallé, and Steve Reich at MoMA

Stephen Pritchard

03, Nov, 2019 @5:30 AM

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Home listening: Haydn string quartets galore
Contrasting string quartet sets from Amsterdam and London prove illuminating. And Inside Music with Lucy Crowe

Stephen Pritchard

06, Oct, 2019 @4:30 AM

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