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Tim Ashley

Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth review not the disaster some have claimed

First performed in 1757, Handel's last oratorio, The Triumph of Time and Truth, is a drastic revision of Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, written some 50 years earlier during Handel's Italian period.

Pizzetti/Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Violin Sonatas review gorgeous, uncompromising and abrasive

The latest instalment of Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez's exploration of the 20th-century violin and piano repertory focuses on two figures from inter-war Italy.

Olga Peretyatko: Arabesque review from po-faced to jaw-dropping

Olga Peretyatko's latest album is essentially an old-fashioned recital of coloratura show-stoppers, some drawn from the mainstream operatic repertoire, though others, like Alyabyev's The Nightingale and Tosti's Il Bacio, are party pieces associated with t

LA Philharmonic/Gustavo Dudamel - review

This year's Los Angeles Philharmonic residency at the Barbican will doubtless be best remembered for its focus on new music and a series of important premieres by John Adams, Unsuk Chin and Joseph Pereira.

LA Phil/Dudamel - review

This year's Los Angeles Philharmonic residency at the Barbican will doubtless be best remembered for its focus on new music and a series of important premieres by John Adams, Unsuk Chin and Joseph Pereira.

Phaëton – review

Fans of French baroque are having a good time at present. Hard on the heels of English National Opera's production of Charpentier's Medea came this concert performance of Lully's Phaëton, with Christophe Rousset conducting Les Talens Lyriques and a well

Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 - review

Rozhdestvensky/London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) This dates from 1983, a time when Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony was something of a rarity and not universally regarded as the towering masterpiece we consider it today. Conducted by Gennady Rozhdestv

Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole - review

Da Costa/Orquestra Sinfonica de Radio Television Espa

Andreas Staier: Pour Passer la Melancholie - review

Staier (Harmonia Mundi) Andreas Staier 's extraordinary new album examines cults of melancholy in 17th-century keyboard music. It's not primarily a study in pathology. Baroque concepts of melancholy embraced not only what we would classify as depression