Classical & Opera
Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet and String Trio five-star review 'Wonderfully authoritative'
Over the past four decades, the Arditti Quartet have collaborated with almost all the great composers of our time, many of whom, from Elliott Carter to Karlheinz Stockhausen, Giacinto Scelsi to Harrison Birtwistle, have written pieces specifically for...
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Written for radio, Dylan Thomas's celebrated play risks losing its charm in translation on to the stage but here it remains triumphant Adapted to other media, Dylan Thomas's play for voices thought to be the finest...
A trip to the Globe brings out the best in Royal Opera House’s Kasper Holten while a tick-boxing visit to Ambika P3 for Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face doesn’t do the ENO any favours.
Carl Heinrich Graun (1703-57) is best known for a number of operas written late in his career when he was court composer to Frederick the Great of Prussia.
Provençal composer Félicien David (1810-76) is best known as a purveyor of fashionable operatic orientalism to the second empire, and Lalla Roukh (1862) was a big hit in its day.
Kirill Karabits's Prokofiev cycle promises to be a major reappraisal if its first instalment is anything to go by.
Gerald Finley, always an intelligent and rewarding singer, has produced something rather special here.