Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Ravel, the UK premiere of Tristan Murail’s L’œil du cyclone, a César Franck world premiere, and Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony.

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Ravel, the UK premiere of Tristan Murail’s L’œil du cyclone, a César Franck world premiere, and Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony.

Photo of François-Frédéric Guy, BBC/Mark Allan Friday, May 13, 2022 Barbican Hall, London Guest Reviewer, Peter Reed This concert from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCSO was a bit of a mixed bag, ranging from worthy-but-dull to stupendous. And it began very beguilingly...
Hallé – Mark Elder conducts Richard Strauss, Elena Langer & Ralph Vaughan Williams; Steven Osborne plays Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments [live BBC Radio 3 broadcast].

Hallé – Mark Elder conducts Richard Strauss, Elena Langer & Ralph Vaughan Williams; Steven Osborne plays Igor Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments [live BBC Radio 3 broadcast].

A representation of Till Eulenspiegel Thursday, May 12, 2022 Bridgewater Hall, Manchester The concert opened with the Concerto, composed in Paris during the early-1920s for Stravinsky himself to play (Koussevitzky conducted the premiere) and revised thirty years...
The Strauss Project Part II – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig at Barbican Hall – Andris Nelsons conducts Don Juan & Also sprach Zarathustra, with Rudolf Buchbinder playing Burleske.

The Strauss Project Part II – Gewandhausorchester Leipzig at Barbican Hall – Andris Nelsons conducts Don Juan & Also sprach Zarathustra, with Rudolf Buchbinder playing Burleske.

Photo, Tom Howard/Barbican Tuesday, May 10, 2022Barbican Hall, LondonGuest Reviewer, Peter Reed Going to a concert given by the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, especially if it doesn’t happen that often, is a bit like going to the gym for the first time in ages. There I...