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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

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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Prom 68: Goerke, Gould, RPO, Albrecht review - the art of transition

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Prom 18: Andsnes, Mahnke, Skelton, BBCSO, Gardner review – all passion spent

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Prom 13: Des canyons aux étoiles..., BBCSO, Oramo review – cursory contemplations of earth and sky

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Vic Marks: Original Spin review - trouble in Taunton

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LSO, Guildhall School, Rattle, Barbican review - irresistible momentum

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Donnerstag aus Licht, Pascal, RFH review – indulgent genius at work

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La Damnation de Faust, Glyndebourne review – bleak and compelling makeover

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review – a brace of souped-up symphonies

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Bach St John Passion, OAE, Rattle, RFH review – earnest devotions

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