Departure and Discovery from Jonathan Biss

20/02/2017

 Bach, Kurtág, Britten, Beethoven: Brentano Quartet, Jonathan Biss (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 16.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

John Adams’s Dense, Earnest Oratorio

18/02/2017

John Adams: Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford (mezzo-sopranos), Jay Hunter Morris (tenor), Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, Nathan Medley (countertenors), San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus / Grant Gershon (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.2.2017. (HS)

The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Jay Hunter Morris (Lazarus), Kelley O’Connor (Mary
Magdalene), Tamara Mumford (Martha) and countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings
and Nathan Medley (c) Stefan Cohen

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Compelling Fluidity in Two Sacred Works

18/02/2017

Durufle, Haydn: Vanessa Vasquez (soprano), Abigail Fischer (mezzo-soprano), Zach Borichevsky (tenor), Sava Vemic (bass), New York Choral Society and Orchestra / David Hayes (music director), David Ralph (organ). Carnegie Hall, New York City, 6.2.2017. (DS) Read more

A Stunning Debut for Conductor Constantin Trinks

18/02/2017

Prokofiev, Dvořák: Juho Pohjonen (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 5.2.2016. (GN)

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Constantin Trinks and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird

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Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Rewarding Juxtaposition of Contemporary Music with Mahler

14/02/2017

Rihm, Ligeti, and Mahler: Camilla Tilling (soprano), Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.2.2017. (MB) Read more

Peter Stumpf’s Bach: Warmly Communicative and Technically Close to Impeccable

14/02/2017

Bach: Peter Stumpf (cello), Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 12.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

Charisma and Eloquence from a Young Conductor and an Oboe Master

09/02/2017

anon., Bernstein, Barber, Françaix, Strauss, Ravel: Richard Woodhams (oboe), Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Miguel Harth-Bedoya & Carlos Ágreda (conductors), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 5.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

Enthusiastic Ovation for Young French Pianist, Standing in for André Watts

08/02/2017

Weber, Beethoven, Franck: Lise de la Salle (pianist), Philadelphia Orchestra/Fabio Luisi (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 3.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

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