The Arc of History and the Beauty of Song: Jessica Gould and Pascal Valois in Recital

18/12/2018

Various composers, In the Wake of the Marseillaise: Jessica Gould (soprano) Pascal Valois (early romantic guitar). The Brotherhood Synagogue, New York, 13.12.2018. (CP)

Jessica Gould (soprano) & Pascal Valois (guitar)
(c) Stephen Delas Heras

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Karina Canellakis Conducts Bach and Mendelssohn with the SCO

18/12/2018

Bach, Mendelssohn: Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Karina Canellakis (conductor), City Halls, Glasgow, 14.12.2018. (GT)

Karina Canellakis © Todd Rosenberg

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Reverence and Distilled Beauty from Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan

17/12/2018

Various: Joanne Lunn (soprano), Ryo Terakado (violin), Liliko Maeda (traverse flute), Masamitsu San’nomiya (oboe), Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (director/continuo), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 9.12.2018. (GN)

Joanne Lunn (soprano) with Masaaki Suzuki & Bach Collegium Japan © Jan Gates

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Wonderful Strength and Cohesion in Yefim Bronfman’s Brahms

17/12/2018

Brahms, Liszt, R. Strauss: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Jun Märkl (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 8.12.2018. (GN)

Yefim Bronfman © Todd Rosenberg

Yefim Bronfman © Todd Rosenberg

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Musical Year Ends with a Big Smile: Blendulf’s Prokokiev Fifth

17/12/2018

 Glinka, Eliasson, Prokofiev: Janine Jansen (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Daniel Blendulf (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 15.12.2018. (JR)

Daniel Blendulf (c) Marco Borggreve

Daniel Blendulf (c) Marco Borggreve

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Kavakos, Rattle and the LSO Give an Evening of Great Music-Making

17/12/2018

Brahms, Debussy and Enescu: Leonidas Kavakos (violin), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Centre, London, 16.12.2018. (AS)

Leonidas Kavakos (c) Marco Borggreve

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Mahan Esfahani is as Illuminating as Ever in Bach

16/12/2018

Bach: Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Wigmore Hall, London, 15.12.2018. (MB)

Mahan Esfahani (c) Marco Borggreve

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The Royal Opera’s Vacuous Production Strips Hänsel und Gretel of its Magic

16/12/2018

Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Soloists, Actors, Dancers, ROH Youth Opera Company, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sebastian Weigle (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 13.12.2018. (MB)

Hanna Hipp (Hänsel) & Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH/Clive Barda

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