RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
The Gwilym Simcock Trio
Rex Harley enjoys Janácek's 'The Cunning Little Vixen' at Longborough Festival Opera
Rex Harley was at Harvey Brough's 50th birthday concert
CDs of medieval music. '... delightful recording ...'
Recordings from Estonia
Rex Harley is entranced by 'Hansel and Gretel' at Longborough Festival Opera
Rex Harley discovers the Crickhowell Festival
The BBC National Orchestra of Wales plays Ravel, Hoddinott and Vaughan Williams
Music by John Foulds. '... in performance terms, everything about this disc is excellent ...'
'Bernstein: Music for Film and Theatre'. 'The rationale behind this disc escapes me.'
Jan Garbarek in Cardiff
Strauss's 'Ariadne auf Naxos' in Cardiff
Béla Pintér and Company's 'Peasant Opera'
'Turandot' at Welsh National Opera
Tigran Mansurian's 'Monodia'. 'The performance is exemplary.'
A little known work by Telemann
Bill Bruford's Earthworks and The Zawinul Syndicate at St David's Hall, Cardiff on Tuesday 4 May 2004
Rex Harley is left breathless listening to violinist Chloë Hanslip
The Tord Gustavsen Trio's first ever UK performance
John Potter's 'Care-charming sleep' finds Rex Harley unimpressed
Rex Harley reviews a choral concert which took place on Saturday 13 March 2004 in Bristol UK
Morton Feldman's early and unknown piano works. '... a performance of power and commitment ...'
Rex Harley experiences Il Vero Modo in Cardiff on 12 February 2004
A new recording of François Couperin's complete works for harpsichord. '... formidable technique and the deftest of touches.'
Music by Arvo Pärt. '... all the air and spaciousness one needs ...'
Music by Alberto Ginastera. '... stunningly played and gloriously recorded.'
Rex Harley meets Phoenix Rising
Between the Bridge and the Bee-loud Glade, Rex Harley discovers the Aust Festival of Mediaeval Music
Howells Canticles from the Collegiate Singers. 'The balance of the choir is near perfect ...'
Music by Phillip Schroeder
Rex Harley listens to the Welsh Baroque Orchestra's 'Concerto Mania'
Rex Harley raises some questions about the staged version of Handel's 'Jephtha'
Rex Harley describes a magical concert experienced during a chance visit to the Leamington Festival
Rex Harley closes his eyes and enjoys the Gould Piano Trio
Post modernist music enjoyed. '... Nicolella's tremendous virtuosity ...'
Rex Harley listens to 'Jenufa' at Welsh National Opera
Songs of Jaufre Rudel and Martin Codax
Rex Harley listens to Tchaikovsky, Lutoslawski and Szymanowski in Wales
Rex Harley attends a memorable performance of the Victoria Requiem
Rex Harley listens to 'Hot White Light' - new music for percussion in Vancouver
Sony's Glenn Gould Anniversary Edition. '... though he takes liberties with tempi, there is always a keen logic behind the act.'
Music from the time of Claudio Monteverdi at a concert in Cardiff Castle, Wales
Music from the Sephardic Jews. '... sensitive and subtle performances.'
Performances of 14th century music by Venance Fortunat. '... the sound they make is quite breath-taking.'
Profoundly life-enhancing. Rex Harley experiences Janácek's 'The Cunning Little Vixen' in the current Welsh National Opera revival, on 24 May 2002 at Cardiff New Theatre, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras