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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.

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