A hasty Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 at Cadogan Hall
A fun new release from Isata Kanneh-Mason out on Decca later this week
Jaw-dropping stuff. Hear it on Radio 3 on Tuesday 23 May 2023.
Eclectic ambience minus the nauseating wallpaper.
Hear some of it repeated at the BBC Proms too.
The new King’s advocacy and patronage of classical music coronation will only serve as grist for the mill that classical is elitist.
Her tone is sweet and precise with deliciously clear articulation at the beginning of every phrase. I was a wobbly mess throughout proceedings, internally at least.
Local music for (and by) local people. Lovely stuff.
American violinist Gil Shaham shone with the London Philharmonic and Vladimir Jurowski with an invigorating performance of Paul Hindemith’s rarely heard jewel.
The strings are tighter, the principal winds are good and the BFO’s on-stage presence more disciplined. Not everything was perfect tonight, but it was heartfelt. Bath Festival Orchestra thrived in a heartfelt Czech Suite – undoubtedly the highpoint of the evening – and delivered where it mattered in the Beethoven Emperor Concerto. They’ve also, crucially, […]