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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

King Lear, The Grange Festival review - friendship in adversity

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Das Lied von der Erde, Kožená, Staples, LSO, Rattle, Barbican online review - more joy than sorrow

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Siegfried, Göteborg Opera online review - a hero for our times

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Myaskovsky Dialogues, Yekaterinburg online review - revival and revelation

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Pavel Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall online review - the joyful wisdom of the Goldbergs

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Paul Lewis, Wigmore Hall review – Classical consolations

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BSO, Karabits, The Lighthouse, Poole online review – stealing fire from the gods

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Istanbul International Music Festival online review – East-West flair and finesse

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Bernard Haitink: The Enigmatic Maestro, BBC Two review - saying goodbye with Bruckner

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Being Beethoven, BBC Four review – from grubby kid to grumpy genius

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Missa solemnis, BBCSO, Runnicles, Barbican review - affirmation in the face of adversity

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Beethoven Weekender, Barbican review - genius at work and play

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Kanneh-Mason, LMP, Martín, Fairfield Halls review – modest mastery on show

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Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch, BBCSO, Bychkov, Barbican review – fire and brimstone on a flat canvas

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ECO, Zacharias, Fairfield Halls Croydon review - green-fingered Haydn

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Fry, AAM, Egarr, Barbican review – revival and revolution

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Off the Rails review - go for the scenery, not the script

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Reclaiming Amy, BBC Two review - Winehouse family and friend...

“My worst fear? What am I scared of?” Amy Winehouse ponders. She pauses thoughtfully: “Myself.”

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Album: Anne-Marie - Therapy

Anne-Marie Nicholson is a hard-working young woman from Essex whose career description is “Global Girl-next-door Pop Star”. She has incrementally...

Le Comte Ory, Garsington Opera review - high musical style a...

Play it straight and you’ll get more laughs: that’s the standard advice on great operatic comedies like the masterpieces of the Gilbert &...

Album: Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 50 years since I splurged a day’s Saturday pay on For Everyman, Jackson Browne’s second...

Lava, Bush Theatre review - poetic writing, mesmerically per...

What’s in a name? In Benedict Lombe’s incendiary...

Riders of Justice review - revenge, coincidence and the mean...

All events are products of a series of preceding events. Or is life just a chain of coincidences? And if so, what’s the point in anything?...