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[…] 34 minutes in length, the quantity of music on this release may leave something to be desired, but for those with adventurous ears, the originality and musical quality to be found in those 34 minutes will prove satisfying indeed. Milos: The Moon and the Forest. Jody Talbot: Ink Dark Moon; Ludovico Einaudi: Full Moon (arr. solo guitar by Michael Lewin); Howard Shore: The Forest; Robert Schumann: Traumerei (arr. solo guitar by Michael Lewin). Miloṥ Karadaglić. Guitar; Ben Gernon, BBC Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Shelley, Canada’s National Art’s Center Orchestra. Decca 485 1525.Classical music lovers who have been longing to find a recording of concertos for guitar and orchestra they can enjoy as wholeheartedly as they have enjoyed recordings of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez over the years now have reason to rejoice, for this new release by the Montenegro-born guitarist Miloš Karadaglić (b. 1983) should make them very happy indeed. Interestingly enough, in his liner note […]
A Life On-Line: Bach from Leamington Spa, Australia, Perth and Oxford, plus Coleridge-Taylor from London
[…] The Reef [YouTube]. Here the music moved from the classical to post-classical and something approaching rock, incorporating the contemporary vocals of Satu Vänskä. We ended with Tognetti's Deviance, an intriguing re-working of Paganini’s Caprice No. 24. [ACO StudioCasts] With the need to find space for socially distanced orchestras, it is lovely to see the larger orchestras exploring a more varied repertoire on-line. Wednesday's concert on Marquee TV from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ben Gernon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall featured three works by composers with London connections, Haydn, Coleridge-Taylor and Mendelssohn. First came Haydn's Symphony No. 30 (Alleluia), written in 1765 during his first years in the service of Prince Esterhazy, it is an engaging work in which the affection shines out as does the imagination. Gernon directed a lithe account of the piece which stylishly brought out these qualities, you felt that the players genuine enjoyment in […]
From brand-new opera productions to a Bergen festival and a Manchester world premiere – our pick of this month’s streamed music • NB events are liable to be cancelled at short notice. Please check websites for latest details Soprano Mary Bevan’s performance of Britten’s Les Illuminations, settings of poems by Rimbaud, is the centrepiece of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s French-themed programme, conducted by Ben Gernon. It ends with a Haydn symphony, No 84 in E flat, one of the set of six composed for Paris, and begins with a rarity, the overture to Joseph Bologne’s opera L’Amant Anonyme.•
Musical Beasts and Where to Find Them Throughout childhood, my parents would find me warbling to songbirds, serenading cats or performing sonatas to chickens. I harboured hopes that a lark might land, Snow White style, on my outstretched hand and perhaps sing me a little something. Twenty-five years later, I […] The post appeared first on Classicalexburns.