RELEASED TODAY, July 1: Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series – No.84 – Howard Shelley & the Ulster Orchestra record music by Aloys Schmitt.

RELEASED TODAY, July 1: Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series – No.84 – Howard Shelley & the Ulster Orchestra record music by Aloys Schmitt.

Originally published on June 19 German, 1788-1866, Aloys Schmitt is served very well as the latest entrant into Hyperion’s long-running series. Schmitt – piano pedagogue and conductor – is certainly not fazed by writing a Piano Concerto or two – C-minor, Opus 14; and...
Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the LSO in music by Italian composers written across the centuries – Giovanni Gabrieli, Vivaldi, Goffredo Petrassi, Puccini & Victor de Sabata [BBC Radio 3 recording].

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the LSO in music by Italian composers written across the centuries – Giovanni Gabrieli, Vivaldi, Goffredo Petrassi, Puccini & Victor de Sabata [BBC Radio 3 recording].

This stimulating and illuminating concert – given on June 2, 2022, in the Barbican Hall, and broadcast June 30 at 7.30 p.m. – commenced with a pair of Canzone by Giovanni Gabrieli (mid-1550s-1612), LSO trumpets and trombones in immaculate form for stirring pieces...
Opera Rara – Mercadante’s Il proscritto – Ramón Vargas, Iván Ayón-Rivas, Irene Roberts & Elizabeth DeShong; Britten Sinfonia conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

Opera Rara – Mercadante’s Il proscritto – Ramón Vargas, Iván Ayón-Rivas, Irene Roberts & Elizabeth DeShong; Britten Sinfonia conducted by Carlo Rizzi.

Photo, Russell Duncan Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Barbican Hall, London Guest Reviewer, Curtis Rogers For its latest offering (in this performance and a studio recording to be released soon) Opera Rara has raided the archives to rescue a long-forgotten work from obscurity....