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February 2017 Hot List: For members only

Here is your February 2017 Hot List, hand-picked by our editorial team from the wealth of listings (33 pages!) on 'What's On' section. 
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Reviewed in London

Black Angels: a brush with death

The Grim Reaper swept the aisles of the Royal Festival Hall in Vladimir Jurowski's latest programme in the Southbank Centre’s “Belief and Beyond Belief” series which explores faith and spirituality. 
Reviewed in Berlin

Víkingur Ólafsson plays Glass in Berlin

Vikingur Ólafsson, a daring and unique artist, never repeated himself in a performance of Philip Glass' Etudes for piano as part of the Berlin Konzerthaus' "Festival USA".
Reviewed in Perth

An exhilarating, exhausting, extraordinary journey

One of the most moving and exhilarating experiences one can experience, the Brodsky Quartet performs the entire cycle of Shostakovich string quartets in the Perth International Arts Festival.
Preview

Malta International Music Festival 2017

The concert programme for the 2017 Malta International Music Festival runs for ten days, from 21st to 30th April. But there is no question as to which is the star draw: on Saturday 29th, Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov will be performing in Malta for the first time.
Bychkov in NYC

Beloved Friend: a long-term relationship with Tchaikovsky

Conductor Semyon Bychkov has had a long relationship with Tchaikovsky’s music and “Beloved Friend” is the title chosen for his series which travels to New York this January for a series of concerts and related events with the NY Philharmonic spanning three weeks.
Opinion

Opinion: UK concert times should change

David argues that typical UK concert times are almost guaranteed to put off the under 55 age group, especially those with kids.
Contemporary focus

A guide to contemporary music festivals

There are plenty of occasions to hear Beethoven's symphonies or Mozart's operas throughout the year. But what about the 21st century repertoire? Contemporary music lovers often find it hard to quench their thirst for new music. Thankfully, some festivals specialise in contemporary music, giving to everyone the opportunity to drink their fill.
Interview

Concert hall acoustics in the 21st century: Interview with Sam Berkow

A pupil of Russell Johnston at Artec, Sam Berkow has been the acoustical designer of performing arts venues and recording studios. He talks to David Karlin about modern acoustics, and his belief that modern performance spaces should support a wide range of performances without acoustical compromise.
Contemporary focus

Keeping the Boulez spirit alive

Daniel Barenboim inaugurated last month the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. The most interesting feature of the hall lies not in its flowing architecture, but rather in its name: the Pierre Boulez Saal. One year after the French composer death, what is his legacy?
Opinion

Opinion: Beer with Bruckner?

Many composers enjoyed a drop of the hard stuff. But why do classical music venues allow audiences to indulge during concerts?
Contemporary focus

Remembering the legacy of Pauline Oliveros

“Music is a multi-dimensional, dynamic process unfolding as a relationship between an individual or a group of individuals, and sound vibrations.
Concert halls

Opinion: A tale of three cities

Travel broadens the mind. It also opens the ears. For years, I was very happy to hear concerts in London… until I heard halls elsewhere.
Spectacles à venirEn voir plus...

AmsterdamAlbrecht conducts Brahm's Symphony No. 3

Fauré, Strauss R., Brahms
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Marc Albrecht; Denis Kozhukhin

ZürichLunchkonzert: Goldberg-Variationen

Bach: Variations Goldberg, BWV988
Juliana Georgieva; Daniel Kagerer; Barbara Oehm

ParisBach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Dupré, Duruflé

Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Dupré, Duruflé
Michel Bouvard, Orgue

LondresMarin Alsop conducts Shostakovich

Copland, Mendelssohn, Chostakovitch
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Renaud Capuçon

LondresMark Prescott (piano)

Beethoven, Berg, Tchaïkovski
Mark Prescott, Piano

GrazKarneval

Dvořák, Svendsen, Higdon, Stravinsky
Recreation-Großes Orchester Graz; Mei-Ann Chen; Dame Evelyn Glennie

Hong KongJockey Club Local Creative Talents Series - Hong Kong Odyssey

Kwong, Lo, Lee Kar Tai, Chan
Kuokman Lio; Louise Kwong; Albert Lim; Law Tsz Ying; Dominique Chan

MontrealMumma, Cage, Pelz

Mumma, Cage, Pelz
Jonathan Goldman; Brigitte Poulin; Ofer Pelz
Critiques récentesEn voir plus...

Maison de la Radio : Xavier Phillips et le Philhar' de Radio France prennent Chostakovitch à bras-le-corps

Le concert donné par l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France mettait côte-à-côte deux chef-d’oeuvres aux dimensions prométhéennes : le fascinant premier Concerto pour Violoncelle de Chostakovitch, et la colossale Symphonie Héroïque. Un programme monumental, exigeant de la part des interprètes des parti-pris d’interprétation sans concessions, et un art des contrastes qui l’est tout autant.

À la Philharmonie de Paris, Truls Mørk matérialise le son

On sort satisfait du concert donné par l'Orchestre de Paris ; mais difficile de se sentir transporté. L'ensemble est certes de bonne facture, mais, alors que Truls Mørk peine à s'accorder avec l'orchestre sur le ton à donner au Concerto de Dvořák, Andris Poga ne parvient guère à donner à la grandiose 5ème Symphonie de Prokofiev ses multiples visages. 

Trifonov, Gergiev et les Münchner Philharmoniker dans le Rach 3, et la Titan

Le précédent Troisième concerto de Trifonov, en 2015 avec Chung, avait suffisamment marqué les esprits pour qu’on l’invite à rebiffer, Gergiev au pupitre...

Tous les matins du monde, toutes les couleurs du soir : Jordi Savall à la Chapelle de la Trinité

Le Retour de Marin Marais et de Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe : douceur et chaleur de la viole de gambe dans un écrin musical exquis, brodé de violon, théorbe, clavecin et guitare baroque.

Sans l’Amour et le Vin… Lawrence Power et l'Orchestre d'Auvergne à Clermont-Ferrand

Inattendue et instructive alchimie qu’un concert ! Et combien riche d’enseignements et d’émotions  peut se révéler ce précipité d’œuvres selon l’ordre de leur entrée en scène, de leur compatibilité et bien sûr de leur interprétation. 

Lisbonne plus russe que française

L’Orchestre de la prestigieuse Fondation Gulbenkian de Lisbonne a offert une prestation inégale face à des répertoires très différents. Scolaire et peu en phase avec la musique de Dutilleux, il s’est montré au contraire très engagé et remarquablement bien préparé par le chef Giancarlo Guerrero dans une 5ème Symphonie de Chostakovitch tour à tour furieuse, mélancolique et rayonnante.

Loin du froid des églises : chaleurs humaines de Kaija Saariaho

Belle idée que de faire coïncider les ateliers dédiés à l’orgue de l’Auditorium et la programmation du festival Présences : l’orgue se prête mieux que n’importe quel instrument au désir de monographies de cette édition, mettant à l’honneur une compositrice à la croisée d’influences et de domaines d’expression.

Billy the Kid et Katia l’Ouragan : l’Auditorium de Lyon sous le charme

La Rhapsody in blue de Gershwin jouée délicatement et fougueusement par Katia Buniatishvili fait suite aux coups de feu de Copland et précède l’orgie musicale de Berlioz.
Lieder Month

The delicate art of song

Undeservedly, Lieder recitals have a rarefied, old-lace aura that can scare off potential fans. Far from being remote and understated, their intimate nature closely connects singers with their audiences.
Interview

Follow my Lieder: Anna Lucia Richter

„Einfach ins kalte Wasser springen!“ Anna Lucia Richter spricht über die Welt der Lieder und den Einstieg ins Lied-Hören.
interview

Follow my Lieder: Karen Cargill

Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill shares her thoughts on programming, musical partners and how the audience can approach Lieder recitals. 
Valery Gergiev

Opinion : Un fracas et un murmure

Quelques salutations du bout des doigts, trois petits fours et le voilà parti.... Valery Gergiev mérite-t-il vraiment les critiques à l'égard de sa direction du London Symphony Orchestra ?
Mozart in Bogotá

Bogotá es Mozart : une expérience unique

Le festival Mozart à Bogotá a été une expérience unique pour notre éditeur. Cet incroyable festival a culminé lors d'un concert où 1300 personnes se sont entassées dans une petite église pour entendre la musique du maître autrichien.
Nielsen 150

A look at Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade

An exploration of Nielsen's Maskarade – rarely performed, but Denmark's national opera. 
film music article

Italian Cinema and the age of Nino Rota

Rota's film scores repeatedly found the right colour against which his directors' images could dazzle.
film music article

Silver screen scores in the concert hall

Orchestras increasingly perform concerts of film music and we were interested to discover how popular these were and if their approach to playing – and recording – such music is in any way different to standard concert repertoire.
film music article

Scoring for Spain: The film music of Alberto Iglesias

The cinematic world consists of two types: those who believe that continually recasting from a favoured coterie of actors can endanger suspension of disbelief, and those who do not. 
Opinion

Opinion: A tale of three cities

Travel broadens the mind. It also opens the ears. For years, I was very happy to hear concerts in London… until I heard halls elsewhere.
Interview

Follow my Lieder: Venera Gimadieva

Hailed as ‘the new voice of Russia’ and the star of the Bolshoi Theatre, soprano Venera Gimadieva talks about singing song recitals as part of our Lieder series.
interview

Follow my Lieder: Roderick Williams

Baritone Roderick Williams is a leading song recitalist, a regular at London's Wigmore Hall and makes his North American recital debut in February with a unique performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang in New York's Park Avenue Armory. 
featured article

Oui, je suis un critique !

Conséquence de la saga du ‘Dumpygate’ autour des réactions au Chevalier à la rose de Glyndebourne, le monde de la critique a fait l'objet d'un nouvel attrait. Faisant de l'incident un prétexte à la ‘Battle of Ideas’ , un débat sur la valeur de la critique musicale et le rôle qu'elle joue, je me suis laissé porter par la curiosité et ai assisté au Saturday Free Stage event du Barbican.
Sibelius 150

Sibelius’ Silence?

On 26th December, 1926, Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphonic Society gave the première of Tapiola, a tone poem depicting the forest spirit of the Kalevala. No-one knew thatTapiola would turn out to be the composer’s last major work...
Sibelius & Nielsen 150

Nordic twin peaks

An analysis of the Violin Concertos by Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen as we celebrate their 150th anniversaries. 
Film music article

Scoring psychological portraits: Herrmann and Hitchcock

Herrmann’s core philosophy of scoring film music was not to provide music to accompany the action of the film, but rather to paint a psychological portrait or arouse a compelling atmosphere.
film music article

Writing music for silent films

The 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera was on the menu. Except this time it featured music from beginning to end.
film music article

British classical composers writing for film

When ‘talkies’ first started to spread their wings in the mid 1930s, a need for orchestral scores to accompany the increasing visual ambitions of the films was identified. So, who was to write this music?
Critics' poll

Chailly et le Berliner Philharmoniker : le choix de la critique.

Quel est le meilleur orchestre et le meilleur chef d'orchestre au monde selon les professionnels de la critique musicale ? Le vote organisé par Bachtrack révèle le top 10 dans chaque catégorie.
Interview

Follow my Lieder: Miah Persson

Swedish soprano Miah Persson talks about the world of lieder and the art of putting together a song recital. 
interview

Follow my Lieder: Mark Padmore

Tenor Mark Padmore joins in our 'Follow my Lieder' series and discusses performing with surtitles and how new audiences can approach Lieder recitals. 
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Search for archived (“On Demand”) or live broadcast events from world famous orchestras and venues such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Academy of Music and Met Opera.
Nielsen 150

Celebrating the Wind Music of Carl Nielsen

An exploration of the wind music – concertos and chamber music – of Carl Nielsen.
Sibelius 150

Sibelius' Symphonies 1 & 2: A violinist’s perspective

An overview of Sibelius' first two symphonies from the perspective of an orchestral violinist. 
Film music article

Korngold: Music for Hollywood

Korngold was one of the great, if not the greatest, composers for film and his style became synonymous with what came to be expected from a Hollywood film score.
film music article

Scoring Shakespeare: from silent film to modern adaptation

In the late 1890s, Shakespeare's plays became a popular source for films and remained one throughout the 20th century. Here's a brief journey through time and some of the most popular films.
film music article

Musique de film à la française

Au dictionnaire des noms de compositeurs ayant écrit pour le cinéma : Ibert, Milhaud, deux Georges (Auric et Delerue) et deux Maurice (Jaubert et Jarre), entre autres.