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Ullmann: The Complete Piano Music review immensely persuasive

Viktor Ullmann is mostly associated with the extraordinary flowering of music at the concentration camp at Terezín, where he was held from September 1942 until his deportation to Auschwitz in October 1944.

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4 review odd striking insights from Maria João Pires

Pires/Swedish Radio Symphony/Harding(Onyx)The only sleeve note for Maria João Pires's Beethoven album is an essay by Pires herself, in which she meditates on "music's essential power to bring out a primal simplicity, which is present deep inside each one

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4 review odd striking insights from Maria João Pires

The only sleeve note for Maria João Pires's Beethoven album is an essay by Pires herself, in which she meditates on "music's essential power to bring out a primal simplicity, which is present deep inside each one of us, waiting to respond when summoned".

Welcome to New York; DBC Pierre, The Tallis Scholars

Samira Ahmed talks to author DBC Pierre, reviews the film Welcome to New York starring Gerard Depardieu, and discusses the world premiere of John Tavener's Requiem Fragments.

Welcome to New York; DBC Pierre, The Tallis Scholars

Samira Ahmed talks to author DBC Pierre, reviews the film Welcome to New York starring Gerard Depardieu, and discusses the world premiere of John Tavener's Requiem Fragments.

Prom 27: Trusler, BBCNOW, Wigglesworth/Inspire Workshop, Royal Albert Hall

A full day began and ended with Elgar the European, or rather the citizen of the world. After all, the Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, played with panache by 180 young musicians in a morning meet-up, owes its swagger to the "Cortège de Bacchus" from F

Meyerbeer: Vasco de Gama review markedly uneven

Sorokina/Yang/Berchtold/Chemnitz Opera Chorus/Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie/BeermannCPO, 4 CDsThis is not a newly discovered Meyerbeer opera, but a version of L'Africaine, his last stage work, posthumously premiered in 1865. Meyerbeer reworked it on and of

BBC Proms: European Union Youth Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London

The EUYO players coped admirably with the demands of two technically savage, manically unpredictable pieces by Berio and Shostakovich.

Prom 15: BBC SO/Pons @ Royal Albert Hall, London

The BBC Proms has always been a showcase for new music and with 13 UK premieres and 10 world premieres, this year is no exception.

Prom 23, 25 and 26 - review

In death John Tavener casts a long shadow: the hall was impressively full for the premiere of his posthumous Requiem Fragments given by the Tallis Scholars under Peter Phillips, the Heath Quartet, trombonists Barry Clements and Roger Harvey, and soprano C