Classical Music Daily — Monday 22 July 2024


Featured today

Ensemble. A Spirited Performance — Mike Wheeler was in the audience at Buxton for Giuseppe Verdi's 'Ernani'

Today's concerts

Acis and Galatea - a miniature masterpiece of love, loss and transformation (London, United Kingdom); Il segreto di Susanna and Pagliacci - two stories of jealousy from two masters of comedy and tragedy (London, United Kingdom)

Updated articles

Resounding Echoes by Robert McCarney — Learning to Fly
(updated 21 July 2024)

Classical Music Daily newsletters and podcasts (updated 20 July 2024)

Twenty-five years ago today

Pen to Paper — Back to the drawing board with Basil Ramsey (published 22 July 1999)

Twenty years ago today

Mozart matinées — A Salzburg Festival preview, by Tess Crebbin (published 22 July 2004)


Julius Stockhausen (1826); Hans Rosbaud (1895); Thomas Füri (1947); Joel Hastings (1969); Jan Stulen (2017); Brian Kellow (2018); Paul Reale (2020)

Today's background image

Derived from late nineteenth century artwork - author unknown - of a scene from Ernani Act IV where Silva sounds the horn to summon Ernani

Recent Articles

Resounding Echoes by Robert McCarney — Pluck it and See

Ensemble. All the Expressive Bases Well Covered — Mike Wheeler was at the conclusion of Buxton Festival's Paul Lewis Schubert sonata series

Classical music news. Obituary — April Cantelo (1928-2024)

Spotlight. A Century-old Recording — Gerald Fenech strongly recommends a new restored version of an early recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams' opera 'Hugh the Drover'. '... sound quality is not what we would expect today, but in a sense, therein lies its charm and fascination.'

Ensemble. Brilliantly Imaginative Staging — Mike Wheeler witnesses the devastating conclusion to Handel's 'Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno' at the Buxton Festival

Ensemble. Clearly Going Places — Mike Wheeler listens to the Kleio Quartet's Buxton Festival recital

Ensemble. Dramatically Unsatisfactory — Mike Wheeler explains his opinion of Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carrière's take on Bizet's 'Carmen'

Resounding Echoes by Robert McCarney — Learning to Fly

Ensemble. Contrasting Emotional Worlds — Mike Wheeler notes the distinction of Paul Lewis as a Schubert interpreter at the 2024 Buxton Festival

Chocallo — A classical music word search puzzle by Allan Rae

Mozart in Italy — Mike Wheeler, in the first of several visits to this year's Buxton Festival, listens to a discussion between Jane Glover and Leah Broad

Classical music news. Gramercy Brass Band Camp — Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York creates a weekend brass festival

Spotlight. Drama and Emotion — Gerald Fenech finds much to enjoy and discover on this recent Verdi album from Freddie De Tommaso, Riccardo Chailly and colleagues at Teatro alla Scala, Milan. '... Chailly's spirited empathy for these pieces is evident throughout, and the La Scala forces respond with flair and vigour, as does tenor Freddie de Tommaso.'

Spotlight. A Stupendous Box Set — Gerald Fenech strongly recommends Antonio Pappano's complete symphonic, concertante and sacred music recordings with the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. '... music-making of exceptional passion and indescribable beauty that exalts the listener to heights of immense joy and feverish excitement.'

Resounding Echoes by Robert McCarney — The Journey Begins

Ensemble. Meditating on Violence — Jeffrey Neil's perspective on the late Kaija Saariaho's opera 'Innocence'

Classical music news. War Sonatas — A concert this weekend in Australia features the War Sonatas of Michael Kieran Harvey

Ensemble. Remarkable Assurance — Mike Wheeler savours an Anglo-American programme from the Sitwell Singers

Ensemble. Touchingly Apt — Mike Wheeler was at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall's farewell to Mark Elder as he steps down as musical director of the Hallé Orchestra

Spotlight. Superb Performances — Amber Lin and Jeffrey Neil investigate Christine Moore Vassallo's journey through Spanish song. 'Christine Moore Vassallo and her ensemble were a delight to experience.'

Classical music news. July 2024 Newsletter — Our July 2024 PDF newsletter has just been published

Resounding Echoes by Robert McCarney — Imaginary Concert No 2

Richly-designed and original — Roderic Dunnett looks forward to the Three Choirs Festival, 27 July - 4 August 2024 in Worcester, UK

Classical music news - Nathalie Stutzmann — The French conductor has signed a new exclusive recording agreement with Erato

Classical music news - Berkshire High Peaks Festival — Events from 20 until 31 July 2024 are free and open to the public at Bard College, Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA

Classical music news - June 2024 Obituaries — Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

Classical music news. New Releases for July 2024 and Later — Browse a selection of new recordings

Classical music news. Obituary — Luciano Iorio (1937-2024)

Resounding Echoes by Robert McCarney — Imaginary Concert No 1

Spotlight. Anything but Indifferent? — Keith Bramich listens to music by Jane Stanley. '... by turns beautiful, cheeky, dreamy, engaging, gentle, intimate, modern-sounding, poised, reflective, serious, spatial, swirling and thoughtful.'

Classical music news - Jason Phillips — American composer and combat veteran Jason Phillips has composed a symphony and completed his graduate studies at Arizona State University