Blomstedt Nearing 90: No Signs Whatsoever of Slowing Down

19/05/2017

Beethoven: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 18.5.2017. (JR)

Herbert Blomstedt: photo credit - Martin Lengemann.

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Martin Lengemann

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All Vivaldi from Romina Basso and Venice Baroque

17/05/2017

Vivaldi: Venice Baroque Orchestra, Romina Basso (mezzo soprano), Mozarteum Argentino at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 8.5.2017. (JSJ)

Romina Basso and Venice Baroque Orchestra for Mozarteum Argentino at Teatro Colón. (Photo Liliana Morsia)

Romina Basso and Venice Baroque Orchestra for Mozarteum Argentino (c) Liliana Morsia

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Gorgeous Bruch and Brahms from Mutter and Luisi at the Start of their Tour

16/05/2017

Takemitsu, Bruch, Brahms: Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Zurich Opera House, 14.5.2017. (JR)

Anne-Sophie Mutter, München 2015

Anne-Sophie Mutter (c) Monika Höfler

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Two Different Composers, Each Inspired by the Past

16/05/2017

Henze, Mendelssohn: Julia Fischer (violin), Itay Tiran (actor), Anya Matanovic (soprano), Emily Fons (mezzo-soprano), Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (Lisa Wong, director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 14.5.2017. (MSJ)

A Midsummer Night's Dream The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Julia Fischer, violin Itay Tiran, actor Anya Matanovic, soprano Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus HENZE - Il Vitalino raddoppiato (for violin and chamber orchestra) MENDELSSOHN - Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Julia Fischer, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Impressive Variety and Artistry in Recitals by Perianes and Grosvenor

16/05/2017

Schubert, Debussy, Albéniz, de Falla: Javier Perianes (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 4.5.2017. (GN)

Schubert – Piano Sonata in A major D.664; Drei Klavierstücke D.946 
de Falla
– Six pieces from El Amor Brujo; Homenaje pour ‘Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy’
Debussy – ‘La Soirée de Grenade’ from Estampes; Two Preludes
Albéniz – ‘El Albayzin’ from Iberia

Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Scriabin, Granados, Liszt: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 7.5.2017. (GN)

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Benjamin Grosvenor

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Mozart – Sonata in B-flat major K.333
Beethoven – Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’
Scriabin – Sonata No.2 in G-sharp minor Op.19
Granados – Two pieces from Goyescas
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A Gifted Young Pianist Offers Much Beauty and a Touch of Disappointment

14/05/2017

Handel, Schubert, Ligeti, Brahms: Inon Barnatan (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 10.5.2017. (BJ) Read more

NZTrio Gives Another Five-Star Performance

12/05/2017

Piazzolla, Hamilton, Musto, Schubert: NZTrio (Justine Cormack, violin; Ashley Brown, cello; Sarah Watkins, piano); The Old Library Music Centre, Whangarei, New Zealand. 7.5.2017. (PSe) Read more

Undimmed Hilarity – and Profundity – in a Supreme Operatic Masterpiece

11/05/2017

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Academy of Music,, Philadelphia, 7.5.2017. (BJ)

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The Marriage of Figaro at Opera Philadelphia (c) Kelly & Massa

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