classical music

Classical Music: The Best of Lent Term

JOE BATES launches the new classical music column and tells you why Elgar’s Gerontius, the visit of Libor Pesek and an interesting marriage of Figaro and Facebook mean that Cambridge concert-goers are in for a treat.

Review: Piano Recital at Emmanuel United Reformed Church

For Joe Conway, pianist Cordelia Williams ‘alchemically’ turned ‘pianistic figurations into glittering ripples of water.’

Review: Britten Sinfonia and Polyphony

JOE CONWAY: ‘adventurous programming reflected credit on everyone involved – not least the capacity audience who turned out to hear a concert of largely unfamiliar 21st Century music.’

Review: Cambridge Circus

JOE CONWAY: While imprisoned in Gorlitz, ‘despite severe lack of food, intense cold and, presumably, fear for his life, Messiaen quickly composed this extraordinary score’