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Wednesday 09 January 2008
Friday 13 October 2006
Monday 05 December 2005
Monday 13 June 2005
Tuesday 01 February 2005
Wednesday 12 January 2005
The London Symphony Orchestra's first Barbican concert of the new year was not a happy one.
Friday 31 December 2004
Thursday 02 December 2004
Since his first emergence as a prodigy back in the 1950s, Lorin Maazel has established himself as a somewhat uncanny necromancer among conductors, while invariably delivering performances of glittering technical proficiency and vividness. Whether these have always transcended a certain narcissistic coldness is another matter. One would not, in any case, have readily associated him with the warmth and inwardness of Schubert and Bruckner.
Tuesday 23 November 2004
Donatella Flick endowed her competition in 1990 with the aim of advancing the careers of young conductors, offering them a platform, and helping establish their international careers. She has achieved her aims: a host of young names (not necessarily first-prize winners) have been made at this major international competition that takes young hopefuls from across Europe, pits them against a student orchestra (from the Royal Academy) and then puts three finalists alongside Sir Colin Davis's London Symphony Orchestra.
Monday 08 November 2004
Monday 04 October 2004
It perhaps seems churlish to complain again about the London Symphony Orchestra's (LSO) policy towards new music, when the capital's premier band is about to embark on two weeks with Pierre Boulez.
Wednesday 22 September 2004
Christopher Smith has always wanted to take his daughter to a classical music concert, but her severe disabilities mean she rarely leaves the house.
Wednesday 11 August 2004
Wednesday 04 August 2004
While the massed ranks of the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, soloists, and conductor sat shrouded in darkness, Timothy Bond, at the Royal Albert Hall organ, revealed a hitherto unheard remnant by the composer of the main event.
Monday 12 July 2004
It is interesting to speculate what sort of Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky might have written had he tackled it six months earlier at the height of his marital catastrophe in 1877.
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