Email Artswrap on Twitter Artswrap on Facebook


Chamber Works 1992 - 2009 - Laurence Crane

he Unwonted Beauty of Laurence Crane’s Chamber Works 1992-2009 by Jesse Goin Clarity In the sense of transparence, I don’t mean that much can be explained. George Oppen, “Of Being Numerous (1-22)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphonic Suite Scheherazade Op.35 - Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sascha Goetzel

The Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Sascha Goetzel, have over the course of the past five years, built a formidable reputation as one of the most creative and exciting orchestras in Europe. Two earlier CDs for ONYX were ext

Prom 14: BBCNOW/Fischer review astonishing virtuosity pushed to the limits

Astonishing flautist Emmanuel Pahud performs in premiere of Simon Holt's concerto, Morpheus Wakes.

BBC Proms: St John Passion, Royal Albert Hall, London

Roger Norrington’s idiosyncratic reading of Bach was buoyant and urgent, but his soloists could have done with a little more breathing space.

Prom 14: Pahud, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Fischer

Prom 14 offered an intriguing mixture of French music both sacred and profane, with a British world premiere as its centrepiece. 

CBeebies Prom: Child-friendly fun in the "circle"

Young kids and classical music: it’s a tough sell, but it’s also one of the highest goals for outreach and accessibility.

Prom 12: St John Passion review fascinating, beautiful and erratic

Some superlative playing in Bach's masterpiece, under the baton of Roger Norrington, but the evening's chief glory was the beautifully controlled choral singing.

Prom 10: BBC Philharmonic/Mena review more backbone required

Tamsin Little brought warmth to Moeran's Violin Concerto but Elgar's Enigma was slow to take off and Walton's Variations needed more bite.

Prom 10, Prom 12 - review: Tasmin Little unearths a violin concerto as Roger Norrington travesties the St John Passion

Every year the Proms bring out forgotten works by mid-twentieth-century British composers, and one is often forced to ask why.