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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

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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Biss, Philharmonia, Boyd, RFH review – compulsive life-force

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Così fan tutte, Royal Opera review - fine singing and elegant deceits

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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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Pain and Glory review - masterful meditation on age and art

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The Doctor, Almeida Theatre review - Robert Icke's long...

After six years, associate director Robert Icke bids farewell to the...

CD: Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity - To Whom Buys a Record

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Heartbreak Holiday, BBC One review - can it match up to Love...

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Train Your Baby Like A Dog, Channel 4 review - an animal beh...

Animal behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden, who lives in Spain, has some very good dogs (and a charming toddler, who knows how to sit). Can she...

Prom 43: Haefliger, BBCSO & Chorus, Oramo review – the f...

Time was, not long ago, when the very word “premiere” was enough to ensure a sizeable smattering of red plush holes in the Royal Albert Hall...

The Day Mountbatten Died, BBC Two review - the IRA's au...

It was a lovely summer’s day in southern England, much as it was in County Sligo. I was with my parents, driving to visit a very elderly relative...

Making new waves: Royce Vavrek on forging a libretto from La...

It was during the 1997 Golden Globe Awards telecast that I first caught a glimpse of the...

DVD/Blu-ray: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Fred Schepisi’s The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) was the...