Album review : Dreams, Azeri songs on the violin and guitar.

I was initially due to attend the performance of Dreams on March 12th at King’s place, but I got delayed on the night in another part of town, and consequently missed it. Dreams is a series of duets for violin and guitar on songs of prominent Azeri composer Tofig Guliyev. Continue reading “Album review : Dreams, Azeri songs on the violin and guitar.”

At the Sadler’s Wells: James Thiérrée fait un tabac rouge

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It was again a last minute call for me on that eve to attend the show. Replacing an exhausted reviewer, I had to choose and cross out another event from my diary. I was seeking for inspirative renewals, something to reap me out of my world and subsequently fuse it to forms o’ mine, shapes and colours of self. Continue reading “At the Sadler’s Wells: James Thiérrée fait un tabac rouge”

A Chinese pianist in London : Ji Liu and his first album on Classic FM

A fraction of our encounters, no matter major or how scarce, has to and must belong to the utmost casual and it is through a mere social media’s ad, yes, and one broadcast from Classic FM that I’ve heard about Ji’s golden hands and velvet notes – subsequently deciding to attend his performance in Barbican on Valentine’s day.
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Eastern & continental influences, Rivas and Trpceski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Something specific perfumed our atmosphere inside the Royal Festival Hall and on the stage, last Friday. Intangible scents from Eastbound depths of Europe, musical impressions of other historical perspectives, performers whose roots aren’t duplicating with ours, maybe.
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Romanza & Werther at the Wigmore Hall with Giuseppe Filianoti

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I had a complicated evening at the Wigmore Hall for Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti’s performance, leaving myself to bitter impressions on the way home, unfortunately worsening as I kept thinking through the night.
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Classics and treats in Croydon by the CCCO

The Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra might well be quite a recent ensemble – it was formed in 2006 – yet it holds a fair record of touring in the U.S. and Europe, with a fine roster of instrumentalists in its ranks. Kicking off their journey with a London press conference at the hearth of January’s coldest hours, the group embarked on a month-long tour of the UK, sweeping the island from North to South, taking all major cities under their bows.
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