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9:07am Wednesday 16th April 2014
4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014
John Power, sporting a full untamed beard, opens his set with an epic 15-minute whimsical folk song which mentions weeping willow trees and seems to be a paean to a pastoral way of life which exists only in the imagination.
9:02am Monday 14th April 2014
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2:14pm Friday 11th April 2014
HE’S had two near calls with death, a bruising divorce from his first wife and is now engaged to a girl almost half his age. The rags to riches career of this talented singer could never be described as ‘ho-hum’.
11:12am Thursday 10th April 2014
8:08am Thursday 10th April 2014
A full house eager to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the BSO’s most popular and consistent long-time soloists; John Lill rewarded us with an absorbingly mature account of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No2.
8:48am Wednesday 9th April 2014
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9:53am Monday 7th April 2014
9:15am Monday 7th April 2014
What the World Needs Now is Love. Love and sweet harmony; precisely what the excellent quartet of singers gave us, with a real feel for the joy of singing some of Burt Bacharach’s most memorable melodies.
9:05am Thursday 3rd April 2014
Francesco Piemontesi, an alert and sensitive soloist, brought a sense of class to this BBC Radio 3 live broadcast of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No27-his last-readily securing the delights and delicacies with an effortless assurance.
8:28am Tuesday 1st April 2014
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3:00pm Monday 31st March 2014
9:07am Saturday 29th March 2014
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2:10pm Friday 28th March 2014
BARRY Ashworth could probably start a party by himself in an empty room, so it was inevitable that the charismatic Dub Pistols frontman would crank up the atmosphere to boiling point at this Larmer Tree warm-up gig.
8:10am Thursday 27th March 2014
8:15am Wednesday 26th March 2014
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8:24am Tuesday 25th March 2014
8:52pm Sunday 23rd March 2014
THE Grand Tour was not just the prerogative of wealthy Brits; reciprocal travelogues were undertaken by many great composers, instanced with Mendelssohn who was very pally with Queen Vic and Prince Albert. And Dvorak came to these shores no less than nine times.
12:51pm Sunday 23rd March 2014
8:25am Wednesday 19th March 2014
9:41am Tuesday 18th March 2014
6:41pm Sunday 16th March 2014
11:30am Sunday 16th March 2014
10:45am Sunday 16th March 2014
THOUGH the popular title to Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis is the Nelson Mass, maybe the attributes of aggression from the timpani within certain movements has something to do with that later addition, certainly substantial weight was drawn from the small, effective orchestra.
10:45am Thursday 13th March 2014
Upon each successive appearance with the BSO, Simon Trpceski endears himself further with orchestra and audience alike. Here, in a performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No1 under the baton of Jac van Steen that affection was extended in a musical partnership of uncommon rapport.
10:37am Tuesday 11th March 2014
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3:16pm Saturday 8th March 2014
TEMPLES rocked on to the stage with the Wallace Collection’s ‘Daydream’ track – released in 1969. It was an appropriate and self-indulging choice, before the Kettering newbies performed their own vintage ‘60s pop rock.
11:43am Saturday 8th March 2014
10:59am Thursday 6th March 2014
8:18am Wednesday 5th March 2014
THEY mixed with the crowd, moshed and generally partied with thousands during their gig in Bournemouth. Bastille had the time of their lives as they blared out their music to the baying crowds at the BIC.
12:37pm Monday 3rd March 2014
A PACKED Mr Kyps witnessed veteran festival stalwarts, Dreadzone deliver their unique blend of dub, folk and electronic dance fusion to Poole. Charismatic front man, MC Spee had an impressive control of the crowd and whipping everyone into a dance frenzy.
9:13am Monday 3rd March 2014
Commenting on the excellent coverage of the programme notes Levon Chilingirian, leader of the Chilingirian String Quartet, opted to introduce a little information on the quartets’ instruments instead, stating his violin dated from 1679 with Ronald Birks noting his violin was slightly later, from 1694.
9:30am Sunday 2nd March 2014
BUILDING upon her brilliant achievement in 2002 of winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year at the tender age of 12, Jennifer Pike has become an international star, and her performance here of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto was evidence enough for that.
11:02am Saturday 1st March 2014
8:37am Saturday 1st March 2014
BEING a Miranda fan is a bit like being in a club. But it's only when you get to the BIC for the first night of her first ever stand-up tour - what she calls her 'live show' that you realise how big and how affectionate that club is.
12:19pm Friday 28th February 2014
AFTER a couple of months trying to find a suitable home, the Funnybone Comedy Club has finally found a worthy place to hang their hat. The opening night at The Brit in Ashley Cross proved to be the perfect setting.
12:17pm Friday 28th February 2014
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