Tag Archives: Schoenberg

London Mozart Players Chamber ensemble: from shimmering moonlight to Florentine sunshine

London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble **** Conway Hall, 19th December 2016 Despite being nestled in London’s Red Lion Square, Conway Hall somehow captures the atmosphere of your old-fashioned village hall: a plain stage, rows of carefully arranged loose chairs, a … Continue reading

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Profound and sublime: Maurizio Pollini rolls back the years

Schumann, Chopin: Maurizio Pollini **** Royal Festival Hall, 2nd March 2016 An expectant hall crackled with anticipation. For a recital, the stage was far from bare. A phalanx of red seats on the platform were taken by students, eyes trained … Continue reading

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Prom 44: Barenboim as Bottom? A dream of an evening with the West-Eastern Divan

Schoenberg/Beethoven/Tchaikovsky: West-Eastern Divan/Barenboim ***** Royal Albert Hall, 18th August 2015 “Let me play the lion too.” I hadn’t associated Daniel Barenboim with Nick Bottom from A Midsummer Night’s Dream before, but during Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with the maestro urgently directing … Continue reading

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