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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

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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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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