On the weekend the clocks change and herald winter's longer nights, a Britten Weekend built round his song cycle on themes of night, sleep and dreams - Nocturne. Spira mirabilis make their first forays into Britten and new music, Britten's Canticles are p
The first performance of a series, they say, isn t always the best. In 1961, as the critics noted, the opening night suffered not just from the usual first-night nerves, but also the common cold was doing the rounds. The discovery in radio archives of a '
Schumann worked on Scenes from Goethe's Faust for a decade, completing it in 1853. The Guardian awarded this album four stars saying: "Harding’s handling of the whole span of the score is also deeply impressive".
Featuring a programme filled with highly imaginative and unique concerts, the Hampstead Arts Festival returns for another year. The line up includes Angela Hewitt, Mahan Esfahani,Natalie Clein and the Wihan Quartet.
The festival takes place over a thr
This new album features selections from both of Prokofiev's suites, played with thrilling intensity by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti. Having performed the suite in Chicago and on tour in 2011, the CSO and Maestro Muti ret
Chicago SO/Muti(SCO Resound)Prokofiev conducted extracts from his then unstaged Romeo and Juliet with the Chicago Symphony during his final visit to the city in 1937, an event commemorated by this new recording on the orchestras own label, conducted by it