Classical Music Daily — Sunday 14 July 2024


Featured today

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

Today's festival / masterclass

Bellingham Festival of Music (Washington, United States of America)

Twenty-five years ago today

Editorial musings — with Basil Ramsey (published 14 July 1999)

Twenty years ago today

CD Spotlight. A salad-days genius — The violin concerto by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... a clean-cut precision throughout the work ...' (published 14 July 2004)


Gerald Finzi (1901); Piero Bellugi (1924); Patricia Kern (1927); Unsuk Chin (1961); Herman David Koppel (1998); Charles Mackerras (2010); Anthony Caesar (2018)

Today's background image

Derived from a detail from an 1875 oil painting of Franz Schubert (1797-1828) by Austrian painter and draughtsman Wilhelm August Rieder (1796-1880), based on an 1825 watercolour

Recent Articles

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

Classical music news - Kontrapunktus — J S Bach and Telemann orchestral concerts in California

Spotlight. Often Forgotten — Geoff Pearce listens to orchestral music by Kauder, Apostel and Busch. 'There is so much beautiful music that is just waiting to be performed, recorded and listened to.'

Ensemble. A Very Satisfying Evening — Keith Bramich enjoys a charity concert in London

Ensemble. Impressively Sung — Ron Bierman listens to a song recital by Andrea Carroll and Joshua Guerrero, accompanied by Stephen Hopkins

Spotlight. Sensationally Powerful — Gerald Fenech is impressed by Sibelius symphonies recorded in Montreal. '... a quite spectacular addition to this cycle ...'

Spotlight. Outstanding Virtuosity and Style — Geoff Pearce is impressed with Telemann cantatas from Bergen Barokk. '... a very fine result ...'

Morawetz — A classical music word search puzzle by Allan Rae

Ensemble. Bringing Out the Paradoxes — Jeffrey Neil delves into the nuances of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in San Francisco Opera's current production

Spotlight. The Tragedy of Rage — John Dante Prevedini listens to Michael Hersch's opera 'Poppaea'. '... a sensitively crafted release ...'