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Martin Kettle

La Fille du Regiment - review

This revival of Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's comedy marks Kiri Te Kanawa's return to Covent Garden and an impressive performance from Juan Diego Flórez.

Gerald Finley/Julius Drake - review

A century ago, and blessed with the same rich vocal endowments, a singer such as Gerald Finley might have been content to offer a more purely beautiful and stoic rendering of Schubert's Winterreise than the Canadian bass-baritone did in this Wigmore recit

Uchida/Kashimoto/Quandt/Fuchs - review

Some pieces of music should only be experienced in live performance.

LSO/Harding - review

If ever there was a concert of two halves it was this one.

Satyagraha - review

Philip Glass's Gandhi opera is more relevant than ever and Alan Oke's lead provides an unmissable, searching presence Back at the Coliseum for its second revival since 2007 , English National Opera's production of Philip Glass's opera about Gandhi's e

War Requiem/Bychkov - review

Bychkov's masterly realisation dug to the heart of Britten's score and brought out the haunting seriousness of the whole.

LPO/Kaljuste - review

Sergei Krylov brought out the serenity in Sofia Gubaidulina's violin concerto, followed by radiant works by Arvo P

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Chailly - review

Barbican, London Riccardo Chailly's Brahms cycle at the Barbican with his outstanding Leipzig orchestra is undoubtedly a major event Much has been made recently of Riccardo Chailly 's rethinking of Brahms's orchestral works. Though he is far from alone

Orchestra Mozart/Haitink/Matheuz - review

Claudio Abbado and Martha Argerich bowed out to doughty substitutes Bernard Haitink and Maria João Pires who, with Diego Matheuz, provided two very fine evenings

Simon Callow: Inside Wagner's Head - review

Simon Callow's one-man show about Wagner is a life-enhancing pleasure.