Mälkki Conjures Glorious Tone Poems

10/06/2018

Tchaikovsky, Saariaho, Scriabin: Nikolaj Znaider (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 7.6.2018. (HS)

Susanna Mälkki (c) Simon Fowler

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Bringuier Bows Out Gracefully With His Trademark Ravel

10/06/2018

R. Strauss, Prokofiev, Ravel: Thomas Grossenbacher (cello), Michel Rouilly (viola), Yuja Wang (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Lionel Bringuier (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich. 7.6.2018. (JR)

Lionel Bringuier (c) Jonathan Grimbert-Barre

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Kullervo, An Early Blockbuster, in a Powerful Reading

06/06/2018

Sibelius, Kullervo: Maria Männistö (soprano), Ilkka Kallio (Runo singer), Timo Alakotila (harmonium), Vilma Timonen (Kantele), Benjamin Appl (baritone), Cappella Romana, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 2.6.2018 (ZC)

Thomas Dausgaard (c) Thomas Grøndahl

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Schumann’s Peri in the Paradise of the Walt Disney Concert Hall

06/06/2018

Schumann, Das Paradies und die Peri: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Los Angeles Master Chorale (director: Grant Gerson), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 2.6.2018. (DD)

Peter Sellars (c) Ruth Walz

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Thielemann and the Dresdners – Commendable Old-School Qualities

01/06/2018

Weber, Liszt, Brahms: Denis Matsuev (piano), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, 31.5.2018. (JR)

Christian Thielemann (c) Matthias Creutziger

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Musical Sincerity from Magisterial Mauro Peter and Selfless Helmut Deutsch

30/05/2018

Schubert, Liszt: Mauro Peter (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano), Opernhaus, Zurich, 28.5.2018. (CCr)

Helmut Deutsch and Mauro Peter (c) Wigmore Hall

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A Philadelphia Tour Preview: Grimaud Offers Grace and Expressivity

30/05/2018

Brahms, Schumann, Dvořák, Beethoven: Hélène Grimaud (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 11/20.5.2018 (BJ) Read more

Chiaroscuro Quartet Inspires with the Élan of Early Mendelssohn and Beethoven

28/05/2018

Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Chiaroscuro Quartet (Alina Ibragimova & Pablo Hernán Benedí [violins], Emelie Hörnlund [viola], Claire Thirion [cello]), Kirche St. Peter, Zurich, 27.5.2018. (CCr)

Chiaroscuro Quartet (c) Agnese Blaubarde

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