Leçons de ténèbres by Couperin and Lambert Offer Wonderful Experiences at Versailles

27/04/2019

Holy Week at Versailles III: Sophie Junker, Claire Lefilliâtre (sopranos); Anaïs Bertrand {bas-dessus); La Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre, theorbo/director; Luca Peres, viola da gamba; Camille Delaforge, harpsichord/organ). Chapelle Royale, Versailles, 9pm, 20.4.2019. (CC)

Sophie Junker

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In San Francisco, a Barber Symphony Wins the Evening’s Prize

26/04/2019

Wagner, Beethoven, Mozart, Barber: Hélène Grimaud (piano), San Francisco Symphony / James Gaffigan (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 25.4.2019. (HS)

Hélène Grimaud (c) Mat Hennek

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Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater Set in a Fascinating Context

26/04/2019

Holy Week at Versailles II: Sophie Junker (soprano); Eva Zaïcik (mezzo) with Serge Goubioud, Hugues Primard (tenors), Emmanuel Vistorky (baritone), La Poème Harmonique / Vincent Dumestre (conductor), Chapelle Royale, Versailles, 19.4.2019. (CC)

Vincent Dumestre © François Berthier

Vincent Dumestre © François Berthier

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Jordi Savall Makes Bach’s Matthäus-Passion a Profound Meditation

26/04/2019

Holy Week at Versailles I – Bach, Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall (conductor), Chapelle Royale, Versailles 17.4.2019. (CC)

Jordi Savall © David Ignaszewski

Jordi Savall © David Ignaszewski

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Simone Young’s San Francisco Debut

22/04/2019

Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov: Louis Lortie (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Simone Young (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 19.4.2019. (HS)

Louis Lortie © Elias Photography.

Louis Lortie © Elias Photography

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Recomposing Mozart: a Successful New Requiem Given in Zurich’s Tonhalle

20/04/2019

Beethoven, Mozart: Soloists, Gemischter Chor Zürich, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Joachim Krause (conductor). Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 18.4.2019. (CCr)

Pierre-Henri Dutron © Jean-Baptiste Millot

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Fischer and Budapesters Combine Bartók, Pedagogy and Virtuosity

19/04/2019

Bartók: István Kádár (violin), András Szabó (viola), Zsolt Fejérvári (bass), Márta Sebestyén (vocalist), Ildikó Komlósi (mezzo-soprano), Krisztián Cser (bass), Cantemus Choir (conductor: Dénes Szabó), Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 5-6.4.2019. (BH)

Ivan Fischer (c) Marco Borggreve

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In Canton, Two Warhorses Reach Transcendence

19/04/2019

Brahms, Rachmaninoff: Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Canton Symphony Orchestra / Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, 13.4.2019. (TW)

Jennifer Frautschi (c) Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Jennifer Frautschi (c) Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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