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Album Review: ‘Choral Music’
I first came across Richard Allain's music at one of Alistair Dixon's “New Lamps for Old” concerts with his ensemble ...
May 9, 2019
Early Music Specialist Bridget Cunningham on Re-capturing Handel
This year's London Handel Festival focused on the theme "Handel's Divas"; yet the word "diva," in fact, was not used ...
April 16, 2019
Berlioz’s ‘Requiem’: Sincerity Runs Through It
Friday, March 8, 2019, was the 150th anniversary of the death of Hector Berlioz, and commemorations included a ...
April 1, 2019
Album Review: Handel: Chandos Te Deum, Chandos Anthem No. 8
Featuring conductor Adrian Butterfield and the London Handel Orchestra, a new Onyx Classics album showcases two of Handel’s ...
January 29, 2019
An Interview With Conductor Damian Iorio
Damian Iorio will be conducting the Welsh National Opera's revival of Dominic Cooke's production of Mozart's “The Magic Flute” during February and May ...
January 21, 2019
Jennifer Pike on the Personal Connections in Her Latest Album
LONDON—With her latest recording, violinist Jennifer Pike has been rediscovering her Polish roots. The Chandos disc "The Polish Violin,” with pianist ...
January 17, 2019
An Interview With Latvian Soprano Marina Rebeka
Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka has recently released a new recital disc of bel canto arias by Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gaspare ...
January 7, 2019
Album Review: ‘Antonio Caldara: Brutus, Cantatas for Bass’
Despite a significant body of work, perhaps over 3,400 compositions, the works of composer Antonio Caldara remain very ...
December 16, 2018
Album Review: ‘Auf Flügeln des Gesanges: Romantic Songs and Piano Transcriptions’
This beautifully imaginative album “Auf Flügeln des Gesanges: Romantic songs and piano transcriptions,” on Challenge Records, alternates between a song ...
December 6, 2018
Iconic but Flawed: ‘La Bayadère’ by The Royal Ballet
LONDON—Ballet is a curious art form. Where else would we accept as standard a work by a number ...
November 25, 2018
Album Review: ‘Spirito’
I caught the Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka as Marguerite in Gounod's “Faust” in Riga in 2017, and she was Vitellia in the ...
November 19, 2018
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s ‘Mass Via Victrix (1914–1918)’ Premieres After 99 Years
The composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) is so well-known as a cornerstone of Anglican and Episcopal ...
October 28, 2018
Album Review: ‘Vivaldi: Concerti da Camera’
The delightful new release "Vivaldi: Concerti da Camera" from the French label Calliope presents us with a disc of ...
September 28, 2018
Album Review: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito’
This album is the fifth in Deutsche Grammophon's project to record the major Mozart operas with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Chamber Orchestra ...
September 17, 2018
Album Review: ‘In Sorrow’s Footsteps’
This latest disc from The Marian Consort and director Rory McCleery (on Delphian), “In Sorrow's Footsteps,” compares and contrasts old and modern ...
September 4, 2018
A New, Yet Familiar Piece: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Benjamin Zander's new recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Benjamin Zander Conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9 'Choral'" available on ...
July 27, 2018
Album Review: ‘Rheinberger and Scholz Piano Concertos’
The Austrian-German symphonic canon goes something like this: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner, and Mahler. ...
July 20, 2018
Album Review: ‘The Gasparini Album: Opera Arias’
Francesco Gasparini (1661–1727) is not a household name—yet—though we are already discovering what a big influence he had ...
July 5, 2018
An Interview With Composer Pawel Lukaszewski About His Inspirations
The Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski is 50 this year, and, in celebration, the Tenebrae choir and its director Nigel Short released ...
July 1, 2018
Album Review: ‘Mozart in London’
An illuminating glimpse at the music Mozart heard in London during his visit in 1764–65, the two-disc set ...
June 28, 2018
Opera Review: ‘Capriccio’ at Garsington Opera
STOKENCHURCH, England—A strong cast and a radiant account of the title role show that music and art do ...
June 26, 2018
Album Review: ‘Passion and Polyphony: Sacred Choral Music by Frank Martin and James MacMillan’
It sometimes seems as if London might have a finite pool of professional singers, with familiar faces cropping ...
May 30, 2018
Album Review: Schubert: “Winter Journey” (Winterreise)
The new release “Winter Journey” from Signum Classics follows from the performances at the Ryedale Festival and Wigmore Hall of Jeremy Sams's translation ...
May 23, 2018
Trump’s Lawyers Come to an Agreement With House Committees to Hold Off on Subpoenas: Report
Trump Admin Sidesteps Congress to Sell Arms to Middle East Allies
Rep. Mark Meadows Reviews New Information About ‘Strzok Coverup’
Trump Jr. Hits Back at Pelosi’s ‘Praying’ Comments: ‘I Don’t Think the Party of Infanticide Is Praying for Anyone’
UK Intel Agencies Frame ‘Spygate’ Involvement Ahead of Trump’s Declassification
Honda Recalls 137,000 SUVs for Sudden Air Bag Deployments
Trump Arrives in Japan for Ceremonial Visit
Federal Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Border Wall Donated to Barack Obama
Actor Jon Voight: ‘Trump Is the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’
Trump Cheers U.S. Troops During Stop in Alaska on the Way to Japan