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  • Where's Runnicles: Aldeburgh 2010 - Boulez and the Ensemble intercontemporain
    Coliseum 36 Concert Reviews 267 Dance Reviews 10 Discography 3 Donald Runnicles 79 Donmar Warehouse 6 Ears Today 15 Edinburgh Festival 161 EIF 2005 6 EIF 2006 6 EIF 2007 18 EIF 2008 9 EIF 2009 16 EIF 2010 22 EIF 2011 23 EIF 2012 17 EIF 2013 18 EIF 2014 11 EIF 2015 15 EIF 2016 1 Features 38 Festival Hall 15 Festival Theatre 30 Film Reviews 36 Finn 275 Guest Blogs 2 Guest Reviews 2 Interviews 1 LSO 26 Mackerras 36 Mr P 5 Musical Theatre Reviews 44 National Theatre 16 Obituaries 6 Opera Reviews 137 Podcast 2 Queen s Hall 65 Royal Opera House 39 RSNO 55 SCO 2007 18 Scottish Chamber Orchestra 90 Shameless Plugs 25 Tam 480 Theatre Reviews 105 Track of the Day 1 TV Reviews 10 Usher Hall 115 Where s Runnicles Awards Every now and again usually towards the end of one of my reviews I suggest that an artist has done something so remarkable they deserve an award So I give them an elaborately named one A full list and fuller explanation can be found here Interestingly to date James Lowe is the only person to have won two Well actually we ve now given three to Donald Runnicles but they were all for the same thing Astonishingly Charles Mackerras has yet to gain even one There s time yet though Blog Archive 2015 34 December 4 November 1 October 2 August 13 July 3 June 3 May 1 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 43 December 4 October 5 September 1 August 11 July 2 June 5 May 2 April 2 March 8 February 1 January 2 2013 52 December 2 November 1 September 2 August 17 July 6 June 5 May 5 April 2 March 9 February 2 January 1 2012 90 December 7 November 5 October 3 August 18 July 10 June 13 May 9 April 4 March 12 February 7 January 2 2011 109 December 2 November 1 October 8 September 7 August 24 July 15 June 5 May 5 April 10 March 11 February 11 January 10 2010 161 December 5 November 7 October 17 September 9 August 21 July 19 Proms 2010 Lewis Nelsons and the CBSO The A Team or back to the Saturday afternoons of Sherlock A Study in Pink Or damn it if Steven I was Looking At the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sk I read the complete Sherlock Holmes this year he Proms 2010 Beethoven night or Paul Lewis begins Proms 2010 Semyon Bychkov and the WDR Symphony O La Cage aux Folles or The Risk of Seeing a Show Three Mackerras Memories The Addams Family or Oops They Did It Yet Again Proms 2010 Wagner s Die Meistersinger von Nürnbe Charles Mackerras What he meant to me and why I A Little Night Music or for the love of God give Come Fly Away or The Show that Fell Between Two S David Mamet s Race Proms

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  • Where's Runnicles: Between now and August
    21 2012 13 Season 6 2013 14 Season 5 2014 15 Season 2 About 16 Album of the Week 8 Aldeburgh 54 Almeida Theatre 5 Barbican 33 BBC Proms 34 BBC SSO 57 Book Reviews 4 Broadcast Reviews 16 CD Reviews 34 City Halls 31 Coliseum 36 Concert Reviews 267 Dance Reviews 10 Discography 3 Donald Runnicles 79 Donmar Warehouse 6 Ears Today 15 Edinburgh Festival 161 EIF 2005 6 EIF 2006 6 EIF 2007 18 EIF 2008 9 EIF 2009 16 EIF 2010 22 EIF 2011 23 EIF 2012 17 EIF 2013 18 EIF 2014 11 EIF 2015 15 EIF 2016 1 Features 38 Festival Hall 15 Festival Theatre 30 Film Reviews 36 Finn 275 Guest Blogs 2 Guest Reviews 2 Interviews 1 LSO 26 Mackerras 36 Mr P 5 Musical Theatre Reviews 44 National Theatre 16 Obituaries 6 Opera Reviews 137 Podcast 2 Queen s Hall 65 Royal Opera House 39 RSNO 55 SCO 2007 18 Scottish Chamber Orchestra 90 Shameless Plugs 25 Tam 480 Theatre Reviews 105 Track of the Day 1 TV Reviews 10 Usher Hall 115 Where s Runnicles Awards Every now and again usually towards the end of one of my reviews I suggest that an artist has done something so remarkable they deserve an award So I give them an elaborately named one A full list and fuller explanation can be found here Interestingly to date James Lowe is the only person to have won two Well actually we ve now given three to Donald Runnicles but they were all for the same thing Astonishingly Charles Mackerras has yet to gain even one There s time yet though Blog Archive 2015 34 December 4 November 1 October 2 August 13 July 3 June 3 May 1 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 43 December 4 October 5 September 1 August 11 July 2 June 5 May 2 April 2 March 8 February 1 January 2 2013 52 December 2 November 1 September 2 August 17 July 6 June 5 May 5 April 2 March 9 February 2 January 1 2012 90 December 7 November 5 October 3 August 18 July 10 June 13 May 9 April 4 March 12 February 7 January 2 2011 109 December 2 November 1 October 8 September 7 August 24 July 15 June 5 May 5 April 10 March 11 February 11 January 10 2010 161 December 5 November 7 October 17 September 9 August 21 July 19 June 14 May 11 April 13 March 15 February 15 January 15 2009 171 December 14 November 11 October 10 September 21 August 26 July 10 June 18 May 10 April 21 March 10 February 11 January 9 2008 70 December 9 November 3 October 11 September 4 August 13 June 15 May 7 April 3 March 2 February 2 January 1 2007 58 December 4 November 5 October 8 September 4 August 11 July 7 June 5 May 7 April 6 In memoriam Mstislav Rostropovich 1927 2007 Update

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  • Where's Runnicles: Best left buried - Red Dwarf: Back to Earth
    this article but I firmly believe if this three part special hadn t been recorded and aired they could have started from scratch and formed a proper script and a much better plot and story line and had been revised properly it could have been without a doubt great I really enjoyed the only fools and horses specials and I understand red dwarf is completely different because it is more of a cult show but it could of been a similar in it s success if they hadn t rushed in and filmed in the time they did with such a low budget A well thought out new series would work but not if it s anything like back to earth Reply Delete Anonymous 14 April 2009 at 03 49 I m a fan of Red Dwarf and even though it said on the Red Dwarf forums that I should like this if that s true I don t I wished it wasn t made it felt too thinly spread It needed more action more jokes more wit and clever twists It just wasn t what I expected at all and I felt dissapointed Also what was with the sadness of it all I ve never seen Dave Lister show any real sadness like he did in this it was depressing to watch For a sitcom that s not a good quality At least like Terminator 3 I can try and forget this later episode and keep watching the good old days on Dave or my DVDs Reply Delete Anonymous 14 April 2009 at 12 28 I think this article pretty much hit the nail on the head I have always loved Red Dwarf but it did go down hill after the Grant Naylor days were over Back to Earth simply emphasised the fact that it just doesn t work as well with 1 writer As much as it looked impressive the plot was nothing new the jokes were few and far between and it just didn t feel like a Red Dwarf episode I got excited when I read an article before it aired saying that there would be a lot of nostalgia for the Red Dwarf fans but I felt very little if nothing at all When Dave played classic episodes afterwards it felt a bit of a Here s how it should be done moment If they commission a 9th series with the previous partnership of writers there might still be hope for a decent comeback But I doubt that will ever happen Reply Delete Anonymous 26 July 2011 at 07 00 This article isn t that good and misses some of the more obvious points Back to Earth will not be classed as one of the greats but it certainly grows on you over time Now as for the questions how come the crew know how to drive Car s have featured a few times throughout the series Rimmer talking about the Bentley in Marooned the get away limo in Back to Reality even car s and tanks in VR In all truth it is a good episode but should have been condensed into two rather than 3 Reply Delete Tam Pollard 26 July 2011 at 07 38 As to the driving I take your point And indeed given it was all just a dream they weren t really driving anyway I m not sure how condensing it into two episodes would have fixed it s many flaws True it might have spread the few jokes a little less thin but there weren t enough of them to make much difference Curious what obvious points I missed Reply Delete Add comment Load more Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Search Where s Runnicles Loading Where s Runnicles Photos where s Runnicles on Twitter Tweets by wheresrunnicles Where s Runnicles on Facebook Where s Runnicles on Spotify The Where s Runnicles Podcast As well as reading us you can now listen to the Where s Runnicles Podcast Charles Mackerras 1925 2010 Read our tribute to the late great conductor Charles Mackerras Subscribe to where s Runnicles Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments About us Welcome to where s Runnicles a blog founded by brothers Tam and Finn while sharing a flat in Edinburgh Finn is now based in Lincoln Our purpose to talk about the arts in general classical music and the Edinburgh Festival in particular And of course Donald Runnicles more Contact us Please state clearly if information is not for publication We take pride in offering a site free of adverts shameless plugs aside so please don t waste your time and ours contacting us with offers Contributors Finn Pollard Tam Pollard Andrew Pugsley Freebies Press Stuff If you re a press officer or arts organisation or artist or anything and are wondering if we d like to review something you re doing you re welcome to get in touch with us we may have no idea about it or we may be coming already Please do feel free to add us to your mailing lists for press releases or invite us to season launches and the like We do not accept free tickets or review CDs not available to the general public See here for more detail as to why BlogCatalog Blog Catalog Blog Directory Where s Runnicles is very proud to have been ranked by Creative Tourist as one of the UK s top 10 arts and culture blogs Categories 2008 9 Season 44 2009 10 Season 62 2010 11 Season 52 2011 12 Season 21 2012 13 Season 6 2013 14 Season 5 2014 15 Season 2 About 16 Album of the Week 8 Aldeburgh 54 Almeida Theatre 5 Barbican 33 BBC Proms 34 BBC SSO 57 Book Reviews 4 Broadcast Reviews 16 CD Reviews 34 City Halls 31 Coliseum 36 Concert Reviews 267 Dance Reviews 10 Discography 3 Donald Runnicles 79 Donmar Warehouse 6 Ears Today 15

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  • Where's Runnicles: Don Carlos at the Royal Opera House - Beg, borrow or steal a ticket if you have to*
    s Philip was superb though He and Keenlyside complemented each other wonderfully their scene being a real highlight When he sang beware the inquisitor all I could think was that I could hardly wait Prior to Act three we received another announcement from the management that Villazon had suffered an allergic reaction but would soldier on The curtain rises for act three and having dispensed with the ball we are left with Carlos and Eboli meeting in an alley of trees projecting outwards in a v shape I ve noted above why I don t think this works and that may be why the scene as a whole didn t grab me When Posa threatens to kill Eboli I didn t quite believe him the one chink in Keenlyside s acting armour The singing between them is good though As they leave a wall drops and rises impressively soon to reveal a vastly different set At the back a gold palace has been flown in and stage left is a fabric screen with Jesus s face crown of thorns on his head The mob make for a stunning choral entrance and Poppano ratchets up the tension throughout the scene for a thrilling conclusion The monks lead on the condemned whose white costumes a little reminiscent of the KKK perhaps have fabric flame patterns At first I thought this was how they would symbolise burning them alive but since they in the end use real fire that can t be it as a result they look odd The Priest Inquisitor and the herald are both good and the voice of heaven Anita Watson is superb and well placed for a nicely ethereal effect Time and again the drama is almost overwhelming as when Rodrigo demand s Carlos s sword Then in stunning climax the lighting changes and we can see past Jesus s face to the pyre it was hiding which ignites most impressively though the actors playing the condemned have now been replaced by dummies Act four s set is much simpler walls at the back and stage left form a vast room walls that are rather like a portcullis only with the holes very small and the wood in between much wider There are a few free standing candlesticks the real candles are a nice touch Philip tell us they re burning down and by the time the Inquisitor has left they are out a desk some chairs and a shrine There is a tenderness to Pappano s conducting at the outset Philip s insomnia driven aria is touching and moving after his power and coldness earlier in the opera and display an awesome range from Furlanetto he received a big and deserved ovation Eric Halfvarson hobbles onto the stage supported by two monks as the Inquisitor He is every bit as powerful and chilling as the part demands and as he leaves the throwaway perhaps as Philip pleads for him to forget their meeting leaves no doubt as to where the power truly lies Elizabeth s voice is more convincing here her faint dramatic and Eboli better matched to the scene Another portcullis wall drops at the front the props are removed it lifts back up and we are in Carlos s cell a line of halberdiers penning him in There is a coldness to Posa s murder as a monk whispers to a soldier who turns and shoots you could almost blink and miss it and his concern for Flanders moves to the last Philip s sorrow at the death is palpable as he asks who will return him Posa s sacrifice and the ultimate futility of it is one of the great aspects of this tragedy Pappano wisely doesn t stop here as Giulini did in 1958 and the mob arrives the rear wall rising part way to allow them in Such is Halfvarson s performance that you well believe this infirm man could quell them Act five is set as act two in the monastery though the tomb has been moved more prominently in relation to the pillars Villazon and Poplavskaya gave arguably their performances of the evening and despite Villazon seeming a little pale he managed remarkably given the circumstances This act can sometimes drag in the wrong hands no so with Pappano who kept a firm grip and then delivered a knock out blow with the death of Carlos and the appearance of Carlos V This is a long opera but thanks to Poppano s conducting singing that is for the most part good or great and Hytner s superb production it never drags Not only does it compel but it is musically and visually beautiful and a real piece of theatre dramatically Coming out I felt it was about the best night I d had in an opera house comments I overheard seemed the same That probably isn t true no performance is quite that but it was certainly up there with the Glyndebourne and Mackerras Makropulos Cases The Death of Klinghoffer St Francis of Assisi last weekend in Amsterdam review to follow and the Scottish Opera Ring The Mackerras is an interesting comparison because of course while musically it was probably the greatest production wise it wasn t There will always be some nagging flaw somewhere but this is to all intents an purposes as good as it gets Tickets are like gold dust but if you get the chance it is one to see If not Opus Arte were recording I can t wait for the DVD Labels Opera Reviews Royal Opera House Tam No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Search Where s Runnicles Loading Where s Runnicles Photos where s Runnicles on Twitter Tweets by wheresrunnicles Where s Runnicles on Facebook Where s Runnicles on Spotify The Where s Runnicles Podcast As well as reading us you can now listen to the Where s Runnicles Podcast Charles Mackerras 1925 2010

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  • Where's Runnicles: Beggar Off! (The anatomy of a train wreck: The Beggar's Opera at Covent Garden)
    Jose Serebrier Award for Inappropriate Encores and The Rachel Barton Pine Award for Encores that Alone Justify the Ticket Price so named for their first recipients Along slightly different lines I now propose The Niles Crane Sprinkling Hand Award for Production Teams who Should Never be Permitted to Work in that Capacity Ever Again so named for this wonderful quote memorably uttered by the great David Hyde Pierce on the classic show Fraiser after a waiter does not make his coffee to the required standard Can you believe the incompetence of that man I very clearly asked for a whisper of cinnamon he s given me a full throated shout There are countries in this world where they would lop off his sprinkling hand This first award going to messrs Way Kovac Hays and Elias congratulations to all involved we remain somewhat shellshocked at just how bad a creation you have managed to concoct Amateurs could do a better job than this Indeed while we were at school I was in the production team of a staging that was in every respect more enjoyable and satisfying I think it s hard to put it better than Kieron Quirke writing in the Evening Standard and giving the evening a mere one star a rating that seems a little high Pay your local hobo a tenner to croon Nessun Dorma and you ll have a Beggar s Opera more coherent and gratifyingly shorter than this offering If you have tickets ask for your money back stick them on ebay or burn them to offset your rising gas bill Even running them through the shedder would be a use orders of magnitude more productive and enjoyable For the last two weeks I have been in pitched battle with BT who have displayed the most staggering incompetence at every turn when asked to perform the simplest of transactions I am still without an internet connection at home or less importantly a telephone They lie and screw up at every opportunity If you do have a spare ticket please send it to the BT senior management knowing they d had to endure the evening would feel like justice Labels 2008 9 Season Opera Reviews Royal Opera House Tam 3 comments Anonymous 28 May 2010 at 20 38 This long and rambling and to be frank terminally ill review tells us more about the writer than the production I saw the very same thing and had an enjoyable evening at a well priced and perfectly satisfactory venue I ve seen some pretty awful productions over the years it begins As a journalist I would not recommend you be so cynical and negative right at the start It wins you no admiration I recommend that if you are so often disappointed you should stay at home and avoid these negative experiences Then we will be spared such miserable reviews Jeanette Clarke Reply Delete Anonymous 28 May 2010 at 20 41 Actually I am glad someone said that I didn t have the nerve but felt the same way Reply Delete Tam Pollard 29 May 2010 at 00 17 Jeanette Each to their own of course and as ever one person s turkey is another s revelation I m glad you enjoyed this production a few people clearly did though on the night we were there they were few and far between The review is to some degree long and rambling which is the Where s Runnicles house style If you want short reviews where every word is at a premium the mainstream press already caters to that and I have no interest in attempting to duplicate it Perhaps it says a lot about me but I think I was far from alone amongst the audience in not being impressed I note the one star review in the Standard I also feel there is plenty of description of the production You quote my opening sentence and then proceed to misrepresent it In the three years the site has been running we have reviewed 77 live things that could be said to have productions be they opera theatre or musical theatre i e leaving concerts film and such like to one side not to mention the very many productions I ve been to in the years before and the ones since that I haven t written up It would be astonishing if amongst that number I had managed not to attend some pretty awful productions But some by no means suggests all many most or often There are any number of rave reviews to be found on this site However this production did stand out and eighteen months later continues to stand out as one of the very worst evenings I have spent in a theatre though Actus Tragicus gave it a run for its money For this reason I make no apology for starting in such a negative manner it is by no means typical of my writing but the show was by no means typical of my experience Given I found it so poor I think it is entirely right to set it in context by comparing it to some other terrible shows I have witnessed This is of course a personal reaction but that is all any criticism ever can be Of course if one knew something would be terrible one might well stay home Sadly I have not been endowed with the ability to see the future I have more hits than misses and so continue to attend many things If you wish to be spared my reviews you have simply not to read my site Many people do and many enjoy them Tam Pollard Reply Delete Add comment Load more Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Search Where s Runnicles Loading Where s Runnicles Photos where s Runnicles on Twitter Tweets by wheresrunnicles Where s Runnicles on Facebook Where s Runnicles on Spotify The Where s Runnicles Podcast As well

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  • Where's Runnicles: On the nature of free lunches and associated paraphernalia
    of backs I am not a classical musician although I know many people in the indie rock music scene but a writer I would love to make a point from the artists s perspective if I may I understand a reviewer s concerns over conflicting loyalty From the artist s side at least for me however I would never expect someoen to review my work one way or the other I would expect them to say what they thought The problem for the artist is to get people to review their work at all and alas in a sphere like the arts where structures are so rigid the only way of achieving that is giving away free copies of our work in the hope that someone will be kind enough to read it Without doing that we don t get read or heard at all When we send people free books or CDs there is no question of us being owed anything And believe me to see a review that tears one s work to shreds is more heartening than seeing no review at all in fact some of my harshest critics are now some of my closest colleagues doubly so because as an artist I appreciate someone s integrity more if they give me a negative than a positive review It means that one has been read heard and at the coal face of the cultural world that is the most uplifting news one can receive Good to make your acquaintance Dan Reply Delete Tam Pollard 9 July 2009 at 01 06 Thanks for your comments Dan Very interesting to have a different perspective on the issue Actually I know several people who ve struggled to get stuff reviewed in various fields and have a lot of sympathy for people in that position I think the answer to the problem is to embrace ways of getting things available not just to reviewers but more generally For example services like Spotify enable you to try stuff for free before you buy Similarly I wish publishers would embrace ebooks more wholeheartedly rather than what currently seems like a panicked wish that they d never been invented How much better for everyone to be able to sample the first few chapters of a book online and buy the rest either electronically or on paper if they liked what they saw Out of interest what do you write Reply Delete Gert 18 October 2009 at 19 58 I ve just found this and I m pleased that you wrote this because I feel the same way but I have received some rather negative feedback for taking this posiiton Reply Delete Add comment Load more Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Search Where s Runnicles Loading Where s Runnicles Photos where s Runnicles on Twitter Tweets by wheresrunnicles Where s Runnicles on Facebook Where s Runnicles on Spotify The Where s Runnicles Podcast As well as reading us you can now listen to the Where s Runnicles Podcast Charles Mackerras 1925 2010 Read our tribute to the late great conductor Charles Mackerras Subscribe to where s Runnicles Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments About us Welcome to where s Runnicles a blog founded by brothers Tam and Finn while sharing a flat in Edinburgh Finn is now based in Lincoln Our purpose to talk about the arts in general classical music and the Edinburgh Festival in particular And of course Donald Runnicles more Contact us Please state clearly if information is not for publication We take pride in offering a site free of adverts shameless plugs aside so please don t waste your time and ours contacting us with offers Contributors Finn Pollard Tam Pollard Andrew Pugsley Freebies Press Stuff If you re a press officer or arts organisation or artist or anything and are wondering if we d like to review something you re doing you re welcome to get in touch with us we may have no idea about it or we may be coming already Please do feel free to add us to your mailing lists for press releases or invite us to season launches and the like We do not accept free tickets or review CDs not available to the general public See here for more detail as to why BlogCatalog Blog Catalog Blog Directory Where s Runnicles is very proud to have been ranked by Creative Tourist as one of the UK s top 10 arts and culture blogs Categories 2008 9 Season 44 2009 10 Season 62 2010 11 Season 52 2011 12 Season 21 2012 13 Season 6 2013 14 Season 5 2014 15 Season 2 About 16 Album of the Week 8 Aldeburgh 54 Almeida Theatre 5 Barbican 33 BBC Proms 34 BBC SSO 57 Book Reviews 4 Broadcast Reviews 16 CD Reviews 34 City Halls 31 Coliseum 36 Concert Reviews 267 Dance Reviews 10 Discography 3 Donald Runnicles 79 Donmar Warehouse 6 Ears Today 15 Edinburgh Festival 161 EIF 2005 6 EIF 2006 6 EIF 2007 18 EIF 2008 9 EIF 2009 16 EIF 2010 22 EIF 2011 23 EIF 2012 17 EIF 2013 18 EIF 2014 11 EIF 2015 15 EIF 2016 1 Features 38 Festival Hall 15 Festival Theatre 30 Film Reviews 36 Finn 275 Guest Blogs 2 Guest Reviews 2 Interviews 1 LSO 26 Mackerras 36 Mr P 5 Musical Theatre Reviews 44 National Theatre 16 Obituaries 6 Opera Reviews 137 Podcast 2 Queen s Hall 65 Royal Opera House 39 RSNO 55 SCO 2007 18 Scottish Chamber Orchestra 90 Shameless Plugs 25 Tam 480 Theatre Reviews 105 Track of the Day 1 TV Reviews 10 Usher Hall 115 Where s Runnicles Awards Every now and again usually towards the end of one of my reviews I suggest that an artist has done something so remarkable they deserve an award So I give them an elaborately named one A full list and fuller explanation can be found here

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  • Where's Runnicles: Scottish Opera's 2009/10 'season' (and a rather longer rant)
    left out there would be outcry that there was none is telling One thing that catches the eye as a Janacek fan is Kata Kabanova Sadly this is a touring production and does not make it to Edinburgh Of the things that do only one stands out also by Janacek we get the rarely performed The Adventures of Mr Broucek which I ve always before seen translated as Excursions Giving hope this is a co production with Opera North and John Graham Hall stars in the title roll Elsewhere we get La boheme Rossini s The Italian Girl in Algiers a new co production with New Zealand Opera and Donizetti s The Elixir of Love none of which really excite me at all Casts and conductors are similarly unimpressive Still one must see out of four isn t too bad I ve never had a chance to see Broucek before and very much want to Indeed it s an infinite improvement over last year but that isn t saying too much Of course I may well be in a minority on this but that s what the comments are for Ticket prices are not announced I m sorry to be so gloomy I d love to write about a wonderfully exciting season Unfortunately for that to happen they need to produce one I know that the recent McVicar Cosi has been getting rave reviews but I probably won t see that since it s on the week I m away for Aldeburgh I find the fact they re in town for such brief periods quite frustrating too but best not to start off on another rant Labels 2009 10 Season Festival Theatre Tam No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom Search Where s Runnicles Loading Where s Runnicles Photos where s Runnicles on Twitter Tweets by wheresrunnicles Where s Runnicles on Facebook Where s Runnicles on Spotify The Where s Runnicles Podcast As well as reading us you can now listen to the Where s Runnicles Podcast Charles Mackerras 1925 2010 Read our tribute to the late great conductor Charles Mackerras Subscribe to where s Runnicles Posts Atom Posts Comments Atom Comments About us Welcome to where s Runnicles a blog founded by brothers Tam and Finn while sharing a flat in Edinburgh Finn is now based in Lincoln Our purpose to talk about the arts in general classical music and the Edinburgh Festival in particular And of course Donald Runnicles more Contact us Please state clearly if information is not for publication We take pride in offering a site free of adverts shameless plugs aside so please don t waste your time and ours contacting us with offers Contributors Finn Pollard Tam Pollard Andrew Pugsley Freebies Press Stuff If you re a press officer or arts organisation or artist or anything and are wondering if we d like to review something you re doing you re welcome to get in touch with us we may have no idea about it or we may be coming already Please do feel free to add us to your mailing lists for press releases or invite us to season launches and the like We do not accept free tickets or review CDs not available to the general public See here for more detail as to why BlogCatalog Blog Catalog Blog Directory Where s Runnicles is very proud to have been ranked by Creative Tourist as one of the UK s top 10 arts and culture blogs Categories 2008 9 Season 44 2009 10 Season 62 2010 11 Season 52 2011 12 Season 21 2012 13 Season 6 2013 14 Season 5 2014 15 Season 2 About 16 Album of the Week 8 Aldeburgh 54 Almeida Theatre 5 Barbican 33 BBC Proms 34 BBC SSO 57 Book Reviews 4 Broadcast Reviews 16 CD Reviews 34 City Halls 31 Coliseum 36 Concert Reviews 267 Dance Reviews 10 Discography 3 Donald Runnicles 79 Donmar Warehouse 6 Ears Today 15 Edinburgh Festival 161 EIF 2005 6 EIF 2006 6 EIF 2007 18 EIF 2008 9 EIF 2009 16 EIF 2010 22 EIF 2011 23 EIF 2012 17 EIF 2013 18 EIF 2014 11 EIF 2015 15 EIF 2016 1 Features 38 Festival Hall 15 Festival Theatre 30 Film Reviews 36 Finn 275 Guest Blogs 2 Guest Reviews 2 Interviews 1 LSO 26 Mackerras 36 Mr P 5 Musical Theatre Reviews 44 National Theatre 16 Obituaries 6 Opera Reviews 137 Podcast 2 Queen s Hall 65 Royal Opera House 39 RSNO 55 SCO 2007 18 Scottish Chamber Orchestra 90 Shameless Plugs 25 Tam 480 Theatre Reviews 105 Track of the Day 1 TV Reviews 10 Usher Hall 115 Where s Runnicles Awards Every now and again usually towards the end of one of my reviews I suggest that an artist has done something so remarkable they deserve an award So I give them an elaborately named one A full list and fuller explanation can be found here Interestingly to date James Lowe is the only person to have won two Well actually we ve now given three to Donald Runnicles but they were all for the same thing Astonishingly Charles Mackerras has yet to gain even one There s time yet though Blog Archive 2015 34 December 4 November 1 October 2 August 13 July 3 June 3 May 1 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 43 December 4 October 5 September 1 August 11 July 2 June 5 May 2 April 2 March 8 February 1 January 2 2013 52 December 2 November 1 September 2 August 17 July 6 June 5 May 5 April 2 March 9 February 2 January 1 2012 90 December 7 November 5 October 3 August 18 July 10 June 13 May 9 April 4 March 12 February 7 January 2 2011 109 December 2 November 1 October 8 September 7 August 24 July 15 June 5 May 5 April 10 March 11

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  • Where's Runnicles: Stravinsky, Haydn, Ravel and Weber - Zacharias and the SCO
    Catalog Blog Directory Where s Runnicles is very proud to have been ranked by Creative Tourist as one of the UK s top 10 arts and culture blogs Categories 2008 9 Season 44 2009 10 Season 62 2010 11 Season 52 2011 12 Season 21 2012 13 Season 6 2013 14 Season 5 2014 15 Season 2 About 16 Album of the Week 8 Aldeburgh 54 Almeida Theatre 5 Barbican 33 BBC Proms 34 BBC SSO 57 Book Reviews 4 Broadcast Reviews 16 CD Reviews 34 City Halls 31 Coliseum 36 Concert Reviews 267 Dance Reviews 10 Discography 3 Donald Runnicles 79 Donmar Warehouse 6 Ears Today 15 Edinburgh Festival 161 EIF 2005 6 EIF 2006 6 EIF 2007 18 EIF 2008 9 EIF 2009 16 EIF 2010 22 EIF 2011 23 EIF 2012 17 EIF 2013 18 EIF 2014 11 EIF 2015 15 EIF 2016 1 Features 38 Festival Hall 15 Festival Theatre 30 Film Reviews 36 Finn 275 Guest Blogs 2 Guest Reviews 2 Interviews 1 LSO 26 Mackerras 36 Mr P 5 Musical Theatre Reviews 44 National Theatre 16 Obituaries 6 Opera Reviews 137 Podcast 2 Queen s Hall 65 Royal Opera House 39 RSNO 55 SCO 2007 18 Scottish Chamber Orchestra 90 Shameless Plugs 25 Tam 480 Theatre Reviews 105 Track of the Day 1 TV Reviews 10 Usher Hall 115 Where s Runnicles Awards Every now and again usually towards the end of one of my reviews I suggest that an artist has done something so remarkable they deserve an award So I give them an elaborately named one A full list and fuller explanation can be found here Interestingly to date James Lowe is the only person to have won two Well actually we ve now given three to Donald Runnicles but they were all for the same thing Astonishingly Charles Mackerras has yet to gain even one There s time yet though Blog Archive 2015 34 December 4 November 1 October 2 August 13 July 3 June 3 May 1 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 43 December 4 October 5 September 1 August 11 July 2 June 5 May 2 April 2 March 8 February 1 January 2 2013 52 December 2 November 1 September 2 August 17 July 6 June 5 May 5 April 2 March 9 February 2 January 1 2012 90 December 7 November 5 October 3 August 18 July 10 June 13 May 9 April 4 March 12 February 7 January 2 2011 109 December 2 November 1 October 8 September 7 August 24 July 15 June 5 May 5 April 10 March 11 February 11 January 10 2010 161 December 5 November 7 October 17 September 9 August 21 July 19 June 14 May 11 April 13 March 15 February 15 January 15 2009 171 December 14 November 11 October 10 September 21 August 26 July 10 June 18 May 10 April 21 Stravinsky Haydn Ravel and Weber Zacharias and Here s Runnicles The BBC Scottish

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