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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

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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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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