Classical music news - December 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
Classical music news - November 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month
CD Spotlight. Fierce Criticism - Gerald Fenech listens to orchestral music by Rodion Shchedrin and Ottorino Respighi. '... a fitting tribute to Mariss Jansons ...'
Classical music news - April 2020 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world lost last month
Ensemble. Mischievous Silences - Lithuanian pianist Ugnius Pauliukonis plays Haydn, Chopin and Debussy, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. An Autumn Trilogy - 'Norma', 'Aida' and 'Carmen' in Ravenna, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. Cunningly Put Together - Debussy, Bartók and Stravinsky from Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, plus music by Kate Whitley and Eric Satie, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. A Coloratura Contest - Giuseppe Pennisi witnesses a true triumph with Donizetti's 'Anna Bolena' in Rome
CD Spotlight. Mysterious Forces - Choral and orchestral music by Bronius Kutavicius, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... a dramatic portrayal of the interaction of human activity and natural forces.'
CD Spotlight. Riveting Discoveries - Music from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... as absorbing as it is enticing.'
CD Spotlight. Compelling Listening - Lithuanian-born pianist Vytautas Smetona impresses Geoff Pearce. 'His cantabile playing almost transports you to heaven ...'
Profile. Remembering Hoffy - Alice McVeigh writes about cello teacher Robert Hofmekler
Ensemble. The Flame of Music - Malcolm Troup reports on new arrivals from China and Lithuania at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's Summer Festival in London
Ensemble. Better Late than Never - The BPSE Late Summer Festival, attended by Malcolm Troup
Ensemble. Unmitigated Fun - Covent Garden at the cinema, experienced by Maria Nockin
CD Spotlight. A Delightful Spirit - Balkan music for flute and guitar, heard by Howard Smith. '... a near perfect blend of timbre and balance ...'
CD Spotlight. Cosmic Distance - Choral music from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, recommended by George Balcombe. '... such clarity ...'
CD Spotlight. Very Powerful - Orchestral music by Vytautas Bacevicius, reviewed by Gordon Rumson. 'He had much to say and said it very well.'
Easy Grace - Martyna Jatkauskaite plays Mozart and Schumann, enjoyed by Robert Hugill
CD Spotlight. A Mixed Bag - Boston String Quartet's 'Xibus', reviewed by Howard Smith. 'What all this signifies is not at all clear.'
DVD Spotlight. Ineluctably Absorbing - Ganelin Trio Priority live in Vilnius, enjoyed by Howard Smith. 'Jazz in Lithuania has never looked back.'
Ensemble. Beautifully Judged - Mike Wheeler draws attention to the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Ensemble. Colourful Renditions - Recitals by Denitsa Laffchieva and Evelina Puzaite, reviewed by Bill Newman
CD Spotlight. A new simplicity - The Requiem by Osvaldas Balakauskas, reviewed by Carson Cooman. '... a deeply felt and tremendously communicative piece.'
Ensemble. Magnificent playing - Mûza Rubackyté in recital, and on disc, appreciated by Bill Newman
Special significance - Tess Crebbin reports on the start of the Europamusicale in Germany
CD Spotlight. Scintillating performance - Tamami Honma plays music by John McCabe, appreciated by Patric Standford
Ensemble. A new group in the making - Bill Newman listens to the Rosamunde Trio
Ensemble. Snowfall in winter - Keith Bramich at a performance by Tamami Honma and friends
A passionate campaign - Tamami Honma's Wigmore Hall solo recital début impresses Keith Bramich
Lithuanian Diary - John McCabe continues the diary of his first-ever trip to Lithuania
Lithuanian Diary - John McCabe continues the diary of his first ever trip to Lithuania
Lithuanian Diary - In Spring 2003, British composer and pianist John McCabe made his first-ever trip to Lithuania, for concerts and a recording with the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius. Here is a diary of his visit to this delightful country.
Lithuanian fascination - Malcolm Miller attends a special piano recital