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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

Kulman, Skelton, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - romantic sign-offs

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Uchida, Connolly, Skelton, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review – songs of farewell

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Die Walküre, Royal Opera review – putting family before sex

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Chiaroscuro Quartet, Kings Place review – antique melancholy

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - symphonies of death and new life

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theartsdesk in Korea: national pride and candour

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Kožená, LSO, Rattle, Barbican Hall review – springing surprises from Schubert and Rameau

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Christmas Oratorio, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - right piece, wrong place

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Hough, Basel CO, Holliger, Cadogan Hall review - heavenly lengths in Schubert

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Romantics Anonymous, Shakespeare's Globe review - box of delights

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Bavouzet, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - playing the long game in Sibelius

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Jacqueline du Pré: A Gift Beyond Words, BBC Four review - ode to joyful cellist

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Ensemble InterContemporain, Pintscher, RFH review - a visit from the gentle ghost of Boulez

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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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Masculinities: Liberation through Photography, Barbican revi...

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Alexei Sayle, Oxford Playhouse review - return of the politi...

It has been seven years since Alexei Sayle last toured – radio shows and books detaining him elsewhere – but he's back with a bang. As he walks on...

DVD/Blu-ray: The Winslow Boy

Though set in a handsomely-realised 1912, many of The Winslow Boy’s period details seem disconcertingly contemporary, from aggressive...

Panikos Panayi: Migrant City review – the capital of the wor...

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Patricia Grace: Potiki review – a searching examination of h...

With the publication of her first work, Waiariki (1975), Patricia Grace became the author of the first ever collection of short stories...

Reissue CDs Weekly: Bona Rays

For record buyers, Bona Rays left limited evidence for their existence. One single was issued by the aptly named Mystery Records in 1981. Pressed...

CD: Grimes - Miss Anthropocene

Grimes is hilarious. For all the grandiose conceptualism, apocalyptic visions, high tech sonic manipulation, outré costumes, modish witchery,...

Aimard, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Roth, RFH review - Beethov...

In Beethoven anniversary year, there are three ways to...

Hunters, Amazon Prime review - bringing God's justice t...

Apparently network executives initially reacted with alarm to the premise of Hunters,...

Supergrass, Barrowland, Glasgow review - nostalgic reunion p...

As Gaz Coombes noted around the halfway point of Supergrass’s Barrowland set “the last time we were here it was to say goodbye”. That was a decade...