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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

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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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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Director Richard Jones watched all 156 episodes of The Twilight Zone as research for this...

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Is there a key to “infinite variety”? The challenge of Cleopatra is to convey the sheer fullness of the role, the sense that it defines,...