Part of the Moonlight Sonata, first heard as an offstage recording and then taken over by Aimard, began the second half. It launched a sequence that took in Helmut Lachenmann’s Tableau, the first movement of Beethoven’s First Symphony, the allegretto from the Seventh, and then the finale of the last piano sonata Op 111, breaking off before its final ecstatic trills to lead into BA Zimmermann’s Photoptosis, which quotes Beethoven as well as Scriabin, Wagner, Bach and Tchaikovsky. Impressively well played, with visual choreography and lighting effects too, it was all weirdly compelling, though in a “what’s going to happen next?” way rather than a genuinely revelatory one. … [Read more...] about Gürzenich O Köln/Roth review – inventive and compelling Beethoven tribute
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Three concerts given by musicians from the Guildhall School, the BBC Singers under Ragnar Rasmussen, and the BBCSO with Sakari Oramo, surveyed his chamber, choral and orchestral music respectively, ranging across his career from his earliest vocal works to the recent, large-scale Through Lost Landscapes, a BBCSO co-commission and one of several pieces receiving its UK premiere. The choral Mouyayoum, which made him famous in 1984, closed the BBC Singers’ concert in St Giles’ Cripplegate, while Peacock Tales, the unclassifiable clarinet concerto-cum-mime piece written for Martin Fröst, came at the mid-point of the BBCSO’s evening concert. In shifting pools of light, Fröst played and danced his way through it with bravura energy and wit. … [Read more...] about Total Immersion: Anders Hillborg review – deep dive into a demanding and fascinating body of work
Overall, while the raw performance of the Surface Go in no way rivals a modern £1,000-plus laptop, or the higher configurations of Surface Pro, it is a capable little machine. You won’t be playing any graphically intensive games on it, or fancy trying to edit a movie on it, but browsing, using web apps in a desktop-class browser, Office duties and even photo manipulation in a proper image editor such as Affinity Photo are workable with a little patience. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go review: tablet that’s better for work than play
A red label at the top of its page on TripAdvisor now says: "Due to a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing. … [Read more...] about TripAdvisor bans reviews of NatWest hole in Derby… even though it is a ‘masterpiece’
The betting on who will finish the four days as the leading rider, however, looks very different in the first season of the post-Ruby Walsh era. Walsh won the last of his 11 top jockey awards in 2017, with Davy Russell and then Nico de Boinville landing the prize in the last two seasons, but the most successful Cheltenham jockey of them all was a perennial favourite for the award, frequently at odds-on, and often seemed to have it all but wrapped up by tea-time on the opening afternoon. … [Read more...] about Could Rachael Blackmore scoop the Cheltenham top jockey award?