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Fun, virtuosity and the hugely popular Vivaldi at Nelson

By , 11/02/2011

The penultimate evening concert from this splendid festival moved into the large territory of very popular, and very funny, and very extraordinary music. It was a brilliant success.

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Rare and beautiful trio explores its repertoire for Nelson’s festival

By , 11/02/2011

 

The festival's artistic directors, no doubt always in close rapport with the artists concerned, have had an unerring ability to fit the music together in contexts that were coherent but also fitted the time of day and the venue.

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Messiaen masterpiece a centre-piece of Nelson’s festival

By , 10/02/2011

 

Major concerts in the evening slot continued through the week. This one drew on the ?fortuitous? presence of both a top-rank pianist and clarinettist to give us Messiaen's great Quartet.

Kugeltov Klezmer music lends a joyous note to the festival

By , 10/02/2011


I first heard the Kugeltov Quartet in the Festival concerts at St Andrew's on the Terrace last March, though they... read more

Lewis and Houstoun with Winterreise: a highlight in Nelson

By , 09/02/2011

Another highlight of the festival (there were almost daily) was the presence of Keith Lewis and Michael Houstoun to perform Schubert's Winterreise... read more

‘A-Mews-ment’ in Nelson with classical pieces

By , 09/02/2011

 

The remarks by both Euan Murdoch and Douglas Mews on the tuning, instrument characteristics and performance techniques in the late 18th century were very illuminating for the audience, both those with some familiarity with and knowledge of the issues, and others... read more

Roscoe celebrates Liszt’s 200th birthday in Nelson

By , 08/02/2011

This was a recital, I had thought, that would have been considered one of the real highlights of the festival and... read more

Hermitage String Trio on their home territory for the Nelson festival

By , 08/02/2011

Bach by Candlelight in Nelson Cathedral

By , 07/02/2011
It has been traditional to use the cathedral's lighting possibilities as dusk falls to capture a special atmosphere, usually in a concert involving a voice or voices. For the first time I was sitting on the side, from which the stage was largely obscured by one of the massive romanesque pillars. Keith Lewis was not visible during any of his four arias. It was not so important since in the... read more

Campbell’s clarinet in music from his home

By , 07/02/2011

This lunchtime concert was a showcase for clarinettist James Campbell. In contrast with his problematic work in a Mozart Quintet on Sunday, this was an unmitigated triumph. Apart from the opening... read more

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