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The Gospel According to the Other Mary opera review: John Adams' triumphant update of the Passion of the Christ

John Adams received a rapturous response for the world premiere staging at ENO of his Passion oratorio, The Gospel According to the Other Mary – and well he might. Bursting with fury, compassion and inspiration, this elemental score seems to carry the c

The Gospel According to the Other Mary, ENO, review: 'humbling'

Rupert Christiansen reviews The Gospel According to the Other Mary at the ENO

The Gospel According to the Other Mary, English National Opera

A great creative partnership like the one between composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars can endure the occasional wobble. In his peerless autobiography Hallelujah Junction Adams is frank about the information overload in Sellars’ premiere produ

Mozart: Così Fan Tutte - Teodor Currentzis

Groundbreaking conductor Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra MusicAeterna release Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Sony Classical continue its major Mozart opera project with conductor Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra & choir MusicAeterna. A 'no compromise' st

Mozart: Così fan Tutte review – Currentzis’s take is wilful but fresh

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Poised humour, intimate warmth and profundity from the Emerson String Quartet

The Emerson String Quartet played Haydn with poised humour, and brought warmth and strength to Ravel.  Their Beethoven had sadness, rage, violence and profound depth. 

Denis Kozhukhin Haydn: Piano Sonatas

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin, whose training includes both Russian and western European elements, has gained wide acclaim for recitals in which the 20th century element is often Prokofiev.

Haydn: Piano Sonatas - Denis Kozhukhin

For his second Onyx CD Kozhukhin turns to the music of Joseph Haydn to perform a selection of his piano sonatas. All Music said: "The pianist's work here is both brilliant and daring".

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words - Javier Perianes, Felix Mendelssohn

This programme illustrates four essential qualities of the music of Felix Mendelssohn. Music stripped of all superfluity, including the literary aspect (Songs without Words); a gift for creating magical atmospheres (Rondo capriccioso); unconditional admir

No Man's Land, Corssing the Alps, Aftertones - Halle Choir

Hallé marks the centenary of the First World War with a recording of award winning work by Composer Emeritus Colin Matthews. The main work on the recording, No Man's Land follows on from Matthews' very positive collaboration with Christopher Reid on Alph