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CD Spotlight. Modelled on Bach — Krebs' harpsichord music, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... brimming with colour, energy and rhythmic beauty ...'

CD Spotlight. Sorrow and Gratification — Geoff Pearce listens to music by Xiaogang Ye. '... a fitting reflection of the work of this fine composer.'

Ensemble. Greek Tragedies and Musical Theatre — Giuseppe Pennisi experiences two unusual performances in Syracuse, Sicily

CD Spotlight. Innovative and Different — Paul Abrahám's operetta 'Ball at the Savoy' impresses Gerald Fenech. '... the performance has a rhythmic energy that keeps the music flowing effortlessly from start to finish ...'

Beyond COVID-19 — Ron Bierman takes a look at the current classical music scene in San Diego

CD Spotlight. Inner Energy and Passion — Gerald Fenech listens to Beethoven orchestral music. '... mouth-watering moments of great dramatic intensity ...'

Ensemble. Regietheater at the Rossini Opera Festival — Giuseppe Pennisi discusses recent performances of 'Il Signor Bruschino' and 'Elisabetta, Regina d'Inghilterra'

Ensemble. A Booming Success — Ron Bierman reports on the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, live at its upgraded outdoor concert hall

CD Spotlight. Talented and Intelligent — Music by Viennese composer Marianna Martines, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... a treasure of a disc, full of glorious music ...'

Ensemble. A Great Rossini Opera Festival Opening — Giuseppe Pennisi reviews 'Moïse et Pharaon'

Classical music news - August 2021 Obituaries — Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

Profile. Landmark Collaborations — A personal reminiscence of British conductor Lawrence Leonard, by Keith Bramich

CD Spotlight. Fluent and Popular Music — Ketèlbey piano works, commended by Gerald Fenech. 'Rosemary Tuck despatches these pieces with vigour and gusto ...'

Ensemble. Backwards and Forwards — Mike Wheeler rounds up his coverage of the 2021 Buxton Festival with concerts by Sarah Connoly, Roderick Williams and Natalie Clein

CD Spotlight. An Exquisite Compilation — A selection of popular orchestral music, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Spiritedly performed and superbly recorded ...'

Ensemble. A Session of Role-play — Mike Wheeler is impressed by a very unusual performance of Handel's 'Acis and Galatea'

CD Spotlight. Tibet in Rome — Giuseppe Pennisi listens to piano music by twentieth century Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi. 'The rendering by Sabine Liebner is spotless, in spite of the many traps of both scores.'

Ensemble. Camping it Up? — Mike Wheeler has some doubts about the Buxton Festival production of Pauline Viardot's opera 'Cendrillon'

CD Spotlight. Sensual Serenades — Giuseppe Pennisi listens to music by Stradella. '... an excellent way to get to know Stradella ...'

Ensemble. A Kind of Troubled Exaltation — Mike Wheeler listens to an organ recital by Peter Wright

CD Spotlight. A New Passion — Haydn's baryton trios, reviewed by Gerald Fenech. 'Spiritedly performed and superbly recorded ...'

Ensemble. Particularly Striking — Mike Wheeler listens to the Richard Roddis Singers, performing for the first time in over two years

Classical music news. August 2021 New Releases — A selection of new recordings

Ensemble. The Orchestra is the Winner — Giuseppe Pennisi reviews 'La bohème' in Rome

Classical music news - Notations — Oregon Symphony's latest digital series celebrates the connection between culture and music, spotlighting the diversity of Oregon's extraordinary musical landscape

Ensemble. A Delightful Surprise — Mike Wheeler reports from the first of Derby Cathedral's summer organ recitals

Ensemble. Old and New — Giuseppe Pennisi returns to the Chigiana Festival

CD Spotlight. Existential Uncertainty — Symphonic and chamber music by Christopher Gunning, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... both performances are nothing short of exhilarating ...'

Ensemble. The Early Bird Arrives — Two more concerts at the 2021 Buxton Festival, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Profile. Francesco Azopardi — A snippet of a Maltese classical composer, introduced by Simon Farrugia

Ensemble. The Scent of Rome — Giuseppe Pennisi listens to two concerts on the same evening in Italy's capital city

Ensemble. A Year Late — Keith Bramich pays a visit to the Three Choirs Festival

Ensemble. Utterly Compelling — Errolyn Wallen's sequel to Purcell's 'Dido and Aeneas', experienced by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. A Fairy-tale Opera for the 21st Century — Mike Wheeler experiences Jonathan Dove's 'The Enchanted Pig' at the Buxton Festival

CD Spotlight. Another Path to Modernism — John Dante Prevedini listens to an anthology of Swedish orchestral music. '... a rich expressiveness underneath the veil of subtlety and self-restraint.'

Ensemble. Quietly Compelling — Two Buxton Festival concerts involving the guitar, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. A Long-lost Operatic Masterpiece? — Mike Wheeler is not so sure about Malcolm Arnold's 'The Dancing Master', as performed at the Buxton Festival

Ensemble. A Transgressive Butterfly — Giuseppe Pennisi was in the audience in Rome

Classical music news - July 2021 Obituaries — Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

Ensemble. Whatever He's On, I Want Some — Mike Wheeler listens to Kathryn Stott's Buxton recital

CD Spotlight. A Very Special CD — Band music by John Philip Sousa, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Sensitive and engrossingly passionate performances ...'

Ensemble. Virtuoso Exuberance — Mike Wheeler listens to the Pelléas Ensemble at the Buxton Festival

Ensemble. A Magical Production — Mike Wheeler reports on the Buxton Festival's first ever musical - Stephen Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music'

CD Spotlight. The Sound Frontier — Giuseppe Pennisi listens to music for orchestra and electronics by Nicola Sani. '... of undoubted interest to all those who explore the new frontiers of sound.'

CD Spotlight. A Prolific Composer — Orchestral music by Czech composer Paul Wranitzky, warmly recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Sensitive and engrossingly passionate performances ...'

Classical music news - Female Grief, Sacrifice and Heroism — Announcing the release of 'iGIRL', a new electronic opera by Roger Doyle with libretto by Marina Carr

Ensemble. A Long Love Affair — Giuseppe Pennisi attends the Stravinsky anniversary celebrations in Rome

Ensemble. Everything you know is wrong! — Mike Wheeler listens to The Sixteen in Derby

Ensemble. The Seven Year Itch — Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Chigiana International Festival and Summer Academy

CD Spotlight. An Inspiring Testament — Hungarian music played by the Offenburg String Trio, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'Sensitive and engrossingly passionate performances ...'

CD Spotlight. What to do with Bach? — Patrick Maxwell listens to the 'Goldberg Variations' on the accordion. 'Telari plays with an alluring sensitivity ...'

CD Spotlight. Hugely Influential — Music by Richard Addinsell, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... absolutely enthralling, revelatory and consistently vibrant.'

CD Spotlight. Stravinsky's Breakthrough — Gerald Fenech listens to Diaghilev's commissions. '... absolutely enthralling, revelatory and consistently vibrant.'

Ensemble. Catching Up — Giuseppe Pennisi attends the final two concerts of the Musica d'Amare Festival in Rome

Classical music news. Obituary — Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)

Classical music news - Newsletter plus June Obituaries — Classical Music Daily's July 2021 Newsletter, has just been published, along with a summary of musicians the classical music world lost last month

CD Spotlight. Many Hidden Nuances — Monteverdi organ works, reviewed by Gerald Fenech. 'Kriju Koetsveld is a keen advocate of this repertoire ...'

Ensemble. When I'm Sixty-Four — Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Spoleto Festival

Ensemble. Fresh and Appealing — Mike Wheeler listens to the Françaix Wind Trio

CD Spotlight. Beautifully Crafted — Music by Dutch composer Hendrik Andriessen, recommended by Geoff Pearce. '... absolutely inspirational ...'

CD Spotlight. Flowing Melodies — Romantic music for piano and orchestra by Jerzy Gablenz and Ignacy Jan Paderewski, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... full of bouncy energy, exuberant flair and spectacular pianism ...'

Ensemble. Seven Siblings — Mike Wheeler listens to performances by members of the Kanneh-Mason family

Classical music news. July 2021 New Releases — A selection of new recordings

Ensemble. Star Wars — Giuseppe Pennisi recommends listening to but not watching Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's production of Verdi's 'La forza del destino'

CD Spotlight. Magical Equilibrium — Patrick Maxwell listens to Mozart Violin Sonatas played by Oscar Shumsky and Leopold Mittman. '... a striking hold over tone and articulation ...'