UPDATED IN MEMORIAM NICOLAI GEDDA (1925-2017)

28/02/2017

NICOLAI GEDDA (1925 -2017)

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Nicola Gedda as Nemorino one of his signature roles

His daughter, Tania, announced the death of Nicolai Gedda on January 8 at his residence near Lausanne, Switzerland. His death occurred a few months after that of his first wife, the pianist Nadia Gedda-Nova – Tania’s mother – and a few days after that of Georges Prêtre with whom he collaborated several times, notably as Don José in the recording of Carmen alongside Maria Callas. Read more

Soper’s IPSA DIXIT is Another Singular and Perfectly-Crafted Work

28/02/2017

Kate Soper, IPSA DIXIT: The Wet Ink Ensemble: (Ian Antonio (percussion), Erin Lesser (flute), Josh Modney (violin), Kate Soper (soprano) Dixon Place, New York City. 4.2.2017. (KG)

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The Revolutionary Drawing Room Present the Musical Embodiment of Genteel Taste and Execution

28/02/2017

Beethoven, Haydn, Albrechtsberger: The Revolutionary Drawing Room (Adrian Butterfield & Kathryn Parry [violins], Rachel Stott [viola] and Ruth Alford [cello]), St John’s Smith Square, London, 26.2.2017. (CS) Read more

A Reminder of the Czech Tradition from Yutaka Sado and the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra

28/02/2017

Mozart Beethoven Dvořák: Angela Hewitt (piano), Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra / Yutaka Sado (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 26.2.2017. (GD) Read more

Igor Levit’s Exceptional Beethoven Series Continues

27/02/2017

Beethoven: Igor Levit (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 26.2.2017. (MB) Read more

Big-Boned Russian Beasts in Riveting Performances from the BBC SSO

27/02/2017

Finnis, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov: Vadym Kholodenko (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 26.2.2017. (SRT) Read more

The Met’s Compelling Rusalka Makes an Impact in the Cinema

27/02/2017

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 25.2.2017. (JPr)

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Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Jamie Barton (Ježibaba) (c) Ken Howard

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More Remarkable Xenakis Performances from the JACK Quartet

27/02/2017

Xenakis Day II: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto, Austin Willman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello) with Pavel Kolesnikov (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 25.2.2017. (CC) Read more

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