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The pianist and violinist demonstrate their experience as a double-act as they excel at Mozart
5 months ago | |
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Pianist Maria Joao Pires offered a sound of warm fullness and muscular expressiveness
6 months ago | |
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It was only after trying to sing like the 'three Tenors' that I found my operatic voice
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Its first half was a bracing lesson in Soviet musical history
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Jonathan Berman’s conducting is a rather coarse-grained affair: he has yet to unlock the beauties latent in Debussy’s exquisitely calibrated score
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra proved that Strauss's opera can make more sense in concert-hall than opera house
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This music’s graphic evocations of sex and its exuberantly satirical treatment of priests, police, and kulaks reflect the composer’s youth – he was only twenty-five – but its dramaturgy is callow
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Is the song recital an endangered art-form? Full marks to John Gilhooly, director of the Wigmore, for coming out of his corner to belabour the doubters and purveyors of shoddy goods. As he’s pointed out in this newspaper, song recitals these days are often given by opera singers who don’t bother to prepare, ‘and why would anyone whose first experience is of someone bluffing their way through pieces they barely know go back for more?’

7 months ago | |
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His voice has a thrilling edge, and he colours his lines with delicate artistry
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Every Beethoven performance by Murray Perahia is an event, but as he launched into the Piano Concerto No 4 in G major with the London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink’s direction he had the misfortune to stumble so badly in his opening flourish that he temporarily lost his poise. But not for long: he soon reasserted dominance by the sheer beauty and authority of his playing, with the orchestra enchasing the piano as though it were a rare jewel.

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