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Evgeny Kissin – review

1796 days ago
Guardian MusicBarbican, LondonTo programme Beethoven's final Sonata, in C minor op 111, is a major statement by any pianist. When that pianist is the supremely gifted but calculatingly inscrutable Evgeny Kissin, it is a choice that brings one to the concert hall w... more info

Piano Month – review

1797 days ago
Guardian MusicCity Halls, GlasgowGlasgow's Piano Month is more concert series than festival, presenting around a dozen piano-centric events. To call the programme cross-genre is a stretch – there's jazz from Dan Tepfer and film music by Philip Glass and Michael ... more info

András Schiff – review

1797 days ago
Guardian MusicWigmore Hall, LondonAny pianist embarking on a cycle of the complete Beethoven sonatas must start by deciding how to arrange the programmes. The choice is important. Some, like Daniel Barenboim in 2008, shuffle the pack of 32 into pick'n'mix groups.... more info

Lugano Concertos – review

1797 days ago
Guardian MusicArgerich/O della Svizzera Italiana/Capilla/Chimura/Dutoit/Fasolis/Marin/Rabinovitch-Barakovsky/Vedernikov(Deutsche Grammophon, four CDs)The Progetto Martha Argerich, the festival within a festival that has taken place every summer since 2002 at the S... more info

Camper Van Beethoven ready first LP in nine years, going on tour with Cracker (dates, stream)

1798 days ago
Brooklyn VeganCamper Van Beethoven will release their first new album in nine years, La Costa Perdida, which will be out January 22 via 429 Records. The record features original members David Lowery, Greg Lisher, Jonathan Segel and Victor Krummenacher and... more info

Feel the Music project teaches deaf children a touch of Beethoven

1799 days ago
Guardian MusicMahler Chamber Orchestra scheme aims to open up world of music to hearing-impaired children across EuropeSliding on their sock-clad feet, a gaggle of children squeeze themselves under the belly of the Steinway as the Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsne... more info

Northern Sinfonia/Volkov – review

1802 days ago
Guardian MusicSage, GatesheadThere's not a great deal of demand for a sackbut these days, aside from the odd medieval fanfare or renaissance consort gig. But that has not dissuaded Benedict Mason from writing a concerto for this arcane and antique precursor of the... more info

LPO/Eschenbach – review

1803 days ago
Guardian MusicRoyal Festival Hall, LondonChristoph Eschenbach's latest London Philharmonic concert gave us a comparatively rare opportunity to hear him conduct Schumann, of whom he is a fine, if idiosyncratic interpreter. The main work was the Second Symphony, wri... more info

Barenboim at 70: five great clips

1803 days ago
Guardian MusicPianist, conductor, Olympic flag-carrier, humanist, teacher … Daniel Barenboim is 70 today. Tom Service celebrates the great musician by picking his five favourite YouTube clips of himHappy birthday Danny! We've got the opposite of a gift to celebr... more info

SCO/Ticciati – review

1804 days ago
Guardian MusicBarbican, LondonA programme of favourites, under a genuine rising-star conductor: the Barbican should have been packed, but too few London concertgoers seem aware of quite how good the Scottish Chamber Orchestra actually is.The string tone that Robin... more info

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