Classical Music News – 26th August

Friday 26th August 2011

The Guardian

Prom 54: Marc-André Hamelin

No Liszt bicentenary celebration would be complete without a recital of his piano music, and Marc-André Hamelin’s late-night Prom was just about as fine a survey of the composer’s range as could be fitted into an hour and a quarter.

The Times

Ibragimova/Tiberghien: Ravel/Lekeu

Ibragimova is absolutely adorable in the slow movement, tumbling gracefully through a melody that never seems to end.

Evening Standard

Review: Prima la Musica / Der Schauspieldirektor / Grimeborn

Dalston’s Arcola Theatre may not be Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace but its pleasingly dishevelled arena suited this event, staged as part of the Grimeborn festival.

Sequenza 21

Pianist Julien Quentin: Internationally growing a reputation

When talking to the young and talented pianist Julien Quentin, it became obvious to me that this generation of young, classical musicians – at least the successful ones– have definitely adopted something of a jetsetter lifestyle.

The New York Times

Interpreting the Contrasts of Mozart

The violinist Jennifer Koh and the pianist Shai Wosner played the composer’s sonatas at Lincoln Center as part of the Little Night Music series.