Patrick Maxwell

English writer Patrick Maxwell is the editor of, and a commentator for and The Speaker, but he has also written for many other sites. He was formerly a chorister at Westminster Abbey and is now a music scholar in Oxford.


Articles by Patrick Maxwell

Patrick Maxwell watches and listens to the new Deutsche Grammophon Blu-Ray disc of Wagner's 'Götterdämmerung' from Bayreuth

Patrick Maxwell pays homage to a 1955 Parsifal from the Bayreuth Festival

Patrick Maxwell is impressed by Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony Orchestra's Tchaikovsky

Patrick Maxwell listens to Vaughan Williams conducting Vaughan Williams

Patrick Maxwell listens to Sibelius symphonies

Patrick Maxwell listens to a box set of John Barbirolli's Elgar recordings for Warner Classics

Ian Bostridge and Imogen Cooper at the Oxford Lieder Festival impress Patrick Maxwell

Schubert's 'Winterreise' by Markus Schäfer and Tobias Koch

Patrick Maxwell listens to the 'Goldberg Variations' on the accordion

Patrick Maxwell listens to Mozart Violin Sonatas played by Oscar Shumsky and Leopold Mittman

Patrick Maxwell investigates the German baritone's legacy

Patrick Maxwell listens to Bruckner motets

The complete piano music of Lennox Berkeley

Patrick Maxwell listens critically to the Fitzwilliam String Quartet's Schubert

Osmo Vänskä's recording of Mahler's Symphony No 7

Vadim Gluzman plays music by Pēteris Vasks

Patrick Maxwell listens to Margarita Gritskova and Maria Prinz performing Prokofiev songs

Alexandra Matvievskaya plays Fauré piano music

Patrick Maxwell celebrates Peter Donohoe's Mozart Piano Sonatas

Patrick Maxwell listens to Brahms from Lars Vogt and the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Early string quartets by William Alwyn

Brahms clarinet chamber music

Bach Collegium Japan's St Matthew Passion

Music by Pärt, Vasks and MacMillan, sung by the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Patrick Maxwell visits Vienna for Puccini's 'Tosca'

Early Beethoven from Boris Giltburg, Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Patrick Maxwell listens to Brahms from the Primrose Piano Quartet

Patrick Maxwell listens to music by John Dowland. '... the exquisite word-painting comes through brilliantly ...'

Ali Hirèche plays Chopin. 'Hirèche manages to give an impeccable portrait of Chopin, through a mixture of the multiple skills required to give an effervescent yet intimate feel to the music.'

Patrick Maxwell listens to Bach and Bruckner from Michael Schönheit, Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Beethoven, Shostakovich and Musorgsky from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra impress Patrick Maxwell

Patrick Maxwell visits London to hear Haydn's 'The Creation' at the BBC Proms

Patrick Maxwell listens to music from Wadham College Chapel, Oxford. 'The choral sound is well produced, if at times lacking in cohesion, and the interpretations at the hands of Katharine Pardee are well handled.'

Patrick Maxwell listens to Britten, McDowall, Horovitz and James Bassi, performed by Janet Lincé and The New Choir

Articles about Patrick Maxwell

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