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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

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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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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Gunpowder, BBC One review – death, horror, treason and a hin...

Much is being made of the fact that Kit Harington is not only playing the Gunpowder Plot mastermind Robert Catesby, but is genuinely descended...

Written On Skin, Melos Sinfonia, LSO St Luke's review -...

Beautiful though Katie Mitchell’s original production of Written on Skin is, George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s opera...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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I have a confession to make. The first time I heard "This Town" – the debut release for Niall Horan's new album – I thought it was Ed Sheeran....