Elgar: Sea Pictures — review

Alice Coote has the right warmth of voice, if not quite the consistent bloom on the tone, for the much-loved song cycle

Elgar: The Apostles

Serene oratorio tells how the Apostles were called and how they reacted to Christ’s preaching, crucifixion and ascension

World class

Formed via YouTube, the Aldeburgh World Orchestra is comprised of instrumentalists from more than 30 countries


They may lack the glamour and impact of a philharmonic in full flight – but interest is growing in laptop orchestras, Alex Newman writes

Donizetti: Maria Di Rohan

Tale of misplaced love against a backdrop of political conspiracy tells us where Italian opera was moving in the 1840s