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SingaporeVCH Presents Gold 50: The King's Singers

Ley, Chilcott, Palestrina, Tallis, Byrd, Stanford, Traditional, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Simon, Muhly, Bennett
The King's Singers

LondonThe German Violin School

Biber, Schmelzer, Muffat, Krieger
The Brook Street Band

SingaporeVCH Presents The King's Singers with the Singapore Symphony Children's Choir

Chilcott, Le Jeune, Vásquez, Senfl, Saint-Saëns, Traditional, Rutter, L'Estrange
The King's Singers

BeijingModern Times

Uccellini, Vivaldi, Legrenzi, Valentini, Corelli, Castello, Bertali, Marini
B'Rock Orchestra; Rodolfo Richter

LondonBritten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk

Britten Sinfonia: Rhapsody in Blue with Jeremy Denk
Byrd, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Stravinsky, Nancarrow, Milhaud, Gershwin
Britten Sinfonia; Jeremy Denk

JinanModern Times

Uccellini, Vivaldi, Legrenzi, Valentini, Corelli, Castello, Bertali, Marini
B'Rock Orchestra; Rodolfo Richter

Hong KongSounding Stories I

Fux, Biber, Vivaldi, Telemann
B'Rock Orchestra; Dmitry Sinkovsky

KarlsruheBaroque Master, Stefano Montanari

Biber, Bach, Matteis
Stefano Montanari, Violin
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Jordi Savall captivates again at Perth Festival

Jordi Savall © Teresa Llordes
A second concert featuring Jordi Savall at the 2018 Perth Festival comprised much reduced forces - just himself and harpist Andrew Lawrence-King - but was just as rich, varied and captivating.
****1
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From the old world to the New World with Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall © Alliance Artist Management
Jordi Savall, Hespèrian XXI and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo brought an exciting mix of instrumental playing, song and dance presenting Baroque and pre-Baroque music from Spain and the New World.
****1
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A portrait of a world drawn closer, as depicted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s spotlight on Salonen the creative artist also imparted thoughts on our interconnected world. 
****1
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Monteverdi on a doughnut: Ulysses fails to thrill

The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
A series of ill-advised staging choices leads to a disappointingly drab performance of Monteverdi's Homeric epic.
**111
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A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

Max Emanuel Cenčić (Nerone) and Anna Prohaska (Poppea) © Bernd Uhlig
The Staatsoper's new L'incoronazione di Poppea is serious, intelligent but short on fire.
***11
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Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale

Scottish Ensemble at St John's Kirk © Scottish Ensemble (2015)
The Scottish Ensemble is joined by I Fagiolini in a Winter Chorale linking ancient and modern music for Advent and Christmas. 
****1
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Pinchgut's Poppea: cynical production, glorious music

Jake Arditti (Nero) © Brett Boardman
Pinchgut Opera's L'incoronazione di Poppea is a glorious feast of singing, acting and playing but the production is brutal, taking Monteverdi's vision of corruption in high places to excessive lengths.
****1
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Monteverdi's other Vespers

I Fagiolini and Robert Hollingworth © Keith Saunders
I Fagiolini's very interesting programme of music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries pulls together a wide range of works, but somehow lacks an ensemble feel. 
***11
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