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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.
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Reviewed in Saffron Walden

A thrilling tour opener from the Bergen Philharmonic

Edward Gardner opens the Bergen Philharmonic's UK tour in great style. 
Reviewed in Valletta

Lessons in sin from the Dunedin Consort

Meditations from the Bach family on the human condition in "Cantatas for the soul" performed by the Dunedin Consort in Ta Giezu Church at the Valletta International Baroque Festival.
Reviewed in Hamburg

The sound and the fury at the Elbphilharmonie

On the second leg of its current European tour, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti fail to scale the heights in an acoustically problematic venue.
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.
For Bachtrack members

January 2017 Hot List: For members only

Happy New Year! And what better way to kick off 2017 than by finding classical music near you? Or by taking in an opera or ballet on your travels?
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.
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LondresPurcell, Tosti, Schubert, Wolf, Gounod, Fauré, Turina, Obradors

Purcell, Tosti, Schubert, Wolf, Gounod, Fauré, Turina, Obradors
Olga Jegunova; Jorge Navarro-Colorado

TokyoNobuyuki Tsujii Japan Tour

Bach, Mozart, Beethoven
Nobuyuki Tsujii, Piano

New York CityTchaikovsky Festival: Pyotr the Great

Tchaïkovski, Rachmaninov, Rubinstein
Steven Blier; Antonina Chehovska; Michael Barrett

New York CityPacifica Quartet & Jörg Widmann, clarinet

Haydn, Widmann, Brahms
Pacifica Quartet; Jörg Widmann

LondresPiere-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich

Brahms, Messiaen
Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Tamara Stefanovich

VallettaThe Harmonious Blacksmith

Haendel, Bach, Rameau, Duphly
Jory Vinikour, Clavecin

VallettaChorales in Counterpoint

Bach, Franck, Busoni
Charlene Farrugia; Nazareno Ferrugio

ParisPrince des neiges

Nelson, Grieg, Tchaïkovski
Orchestre national d'Île de France; Enrique Mazzola; Alexander Gavrylyuk
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LSO, Sir Simon Rattle et Mahler unis dans un immense feu de joie

Après une mémorable 8ème de Bruckner il y a tout juste un an, Sir Simon retrouvait vendredi dernier le LSO à la Philharmonie. Tant par son ambiguïté que par l’énergie qu’il y a mise, sa 6ème Symphonie exprimait une volonté de susciter aussi bien par le fond que par la forme, par l’angle comme par la courbe.

Intronisation de Jonathan Nott à Genève : entre espoirs et attentes

Les attentes du concert d’intronisation de Jonathan Nott à la tête de l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande auront certainement un peu pesé sur un concert qui fut bon dans l’ensemble mais ne décollera jamais vraiment. Wait and see…

Paris Opera Competition : Finale publique du concours 2017

Vendredi 20 Janvier 2017, la finale du concours Paris Opera Competition récompensait de jeunes chanteurs lyriques se produisant devant un jury de professionnels, lors d'un concert-concours public au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Verdict. 

Entre Haydn et Reich : Marc-André Hamelin à Montréal

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal accueillait mardi le pianiste Marc-André Hamelin et l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, sous la baguette de Kent Nagano, pour un concert intitulé « Haydn & Reich ». Au programme : Eight Lines de Reich, le Concerto en sol de Ravel et la Symphonie n° 104 de Haydn.

Luxe, calme et volupté avec Ludovic Tézier au Palais Garnier

Le baryton Ludovic Tézier a donné à entendre un récital de lieder et mélodies particulièrement ambitieux et mené avec une grande intelligence ! Le chant pour le texte et rien que le texte ! 

Voyage d’hiver au pied des Pyrénées : Michael Gees et Christoph Prégardien

L’œuvre du compositeur allemand et maître incontesté du lied était illustrée par deux de ses compatriotes : le pianiste Michael Gees et le ténor Christoph Prégardien. 

Amandine Beyer à Bethléem : raffinement et grande intelligence pour un voyage musical prometteur

Jeudi 12 janvier dernier, le Convention Palace de Bethléem accueillait Amandine Beyer dans un programme consacré à Corelli, après une semaine de résidence où la violoniste française a formé un orchestre de jeunes musiciens particulièrement talentueux. Ce concert a été marqué par l’engagement et les qualités extrêmement prometteuses des interprètes.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard et Riccardo Minasi à l’Auditorium de Lyon

Singulier duel que celui proposé par l’Orchestre National de Lyon : Pierre-Laurent Aimard rencontrait le violoniste baroque et chef Riccardo Minasi dans un programme articulant autour du Quatrième Concerto de Beethoven la première et la dernière des symphonies de Haydn. 
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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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.