14 Jul 2013

The Critic's Chair for 14 July 2013

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 14 July 2013

Cynthia Morahan formerly of RTÉ's Lyric FM drops in this week for The Critic's Chair, and reviews discs that revitalise traditions from the old and new worlds. Soprano Petricia Petibon's Nouveau Monde mixes Greensleeves with Peruvian folksongs, and British pianist James Rhodes tries to break down classical walls with expletive-laced observations and piano favourites. Also Avi Avital makes a case for Bach concertos on the mandolin, and Marc-André Hamelin teams up with Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie in important new performances of Haydn keyboard concertos.