English National Opera – Martyn Brabbins conducts a semi-staged performance of Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana – with Christine Rice, Robert Murray & Duncan Rock; directed by Ruth Knight.

English National Opera – Martyn Brabbins conducts a semi-staged performance of Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana – with Christine Rice, Robert Murray & Duncan Rock; directed by Ruth Knight.

Photo of Christine Rice as Elizabeth I by Nirah Sanghani Thursday, December 8, 2022 The Coliseum, London Guest Reviewer, Curtis Rogers This one-off, semi-staged performance of Gloriana was originally planned to serve as a tribute to Elizabeth II in her Platinum...
Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Iannis Xenakis’s Empreintes, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Symphony in One Movement, and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero (The Prisoner). Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Iannis Xenakis’s Empreintes, Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Symphony in One Movement, and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero (The Prisoner). Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-70) Saturday, September 17, 2022 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin This enticing programme opened with a work by centenary composer Iannis Xenakis, Empreintes (1975), written specifically for eighty-five musicians...
BBC Proms 2022 – Prom 19: The Hallé & Mark Elder play Dukas’s Sorcerer, Respighi’s Fountains, and Puccini’s Il tabarro [live BBC Radio 3 broadcast].

BBC Proms 2022 – Prom 19: The Hallé & Mark Elder play Dukas’s Sorcerer, Respighi’s Fountains, and Puccini’s Il tabarro [live BBC Radio 3 broadcast].

Photo, Chris Christodoulou Saturday, July 30, 2022 Royal Albert Hall, London The concert opened with Paul Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, nicely atmospheric, then with witty bassoons spiriting off a Hallé performance of vitality and ever-increasing characterisation...