20 Apr 2010
The Fairy Queen at the Wigmore Hall
By Hilary Finch [Times Online, 21 April 2010]
Conductors who flew in on the day were well and truly trapped under Iceland’s mighty plume of volcanic ash; but throughout London the show somehow went on. Purcell’s The Fairy Queen lost one harpsichord and a baton at Wigmore Hall; but I wonder if the presence of Matthew Halls would have been enough to galvanise this pallid performance from the Retrospect Ensemble in association with the Israeli Barrocade Ensemble.