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Peter Quantrill

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Peter has written about music ever since completing his studies in the Classics. He contributes regularly to Gramophone, the Catholic Herald and The Strad, as well as writing for the Salzburg Festival, Warner Classics, Opera and Pianist magazines, among others. He also made significant contributions to Help your Kids with Music (Dorling Kindersley, 2015) and 1001 Classical Recordings (Cassell, rev 2016).

Articles By Peter Quantrill

La Damnation de Faust, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - infernal dynamite

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Proms 67 & 68 review: Freiburg Baroque, Heras-Casado / Mariinsky, Gergiev - reformation and revolution

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Prom 30 review: Bournemouth SO, Karabits - pagan fire and thunder

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, Menier Chocolate Factory review – more than feel-good summer fun

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Prom 16 review: Osborne, BBCSSO, Volkov - scintillating piano concerto premiere

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Ke Ma, Wigmore Hall review - a debut of distinction

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Ariadne auf Naxos, Glyndebourne review – seriously compelling revival

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Total Immersion: Edgard Varèse, Barbican

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The Exterminating Angel, Royal Opera

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Mahler 8, LPO, Jurowski, RFH

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The First Commandment, Classical Opera, St John’s Smith Square

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Tara Erraught, Ulrich Pluta, James Baillieu, Wigmore Hall

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Kaufmann, Mattila, LSO, Pappano, Barbican

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theartsdesk in Rome: Bartoli and Pappano on home turf

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gatti, Barbican

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