Tag Archives: Berlioz

A bumpy ride: thrills and spills in the LSO’s Sibelius and Berlioz

Sibelius/Berlioz: LSO/Heras-Casado *** Barbican, 28th June 2015 Fire and ice. When the cool, steely tone of Joshua Bell’s ‘Huberman’ Stradivarius met the feverish impetuosity of Pablo Heras-Casado at the helm of the London Symphony Orchestra  for the final leg of … Continue reading

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On angel’s wings: heavenly Berlioz from Susan Graham

Berlioz/Tchaikovsky: LSO/Elder **** Barbican Hall, 5th February 2015 Just occasionally, a musical experience is so exquisite, so divine, that you selfishly cannot bear to contemplate it ending. It’s that sensation of being so utterly caught up in the music’s rapt … Continue reading

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‘The French Beethoven’ unmasked by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Onslow/Beethoven: OAE/Roth *** Royal Festival Hall, 22nd October 2014 The name George Onslow may conjure up images of whippets, pints and rolling Yorkshire dales, but he was in fact born in Clermont-Ferrand in 1784 and was known as ‘the French … Continue reading

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Finest French fare to mark the Nash Ensemble’s 50th anniversary

Nash Ensemble **** Wigmore Hall, 18th October 2014 The Nash Ensemble toasted its golden anniversary with a selection of golden French repertoire – some of it more familiar in orchestral form – at its Wigmore Hall gala. Formed by Amelia … Continue reading

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