An Odd Assemblage of Works by Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker

07/10/2017

Mozart, Walton, and Kodály: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Amihai Grosz (viola), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 6.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Wilma and Friends Make Sweet Music

07/10/2017

 Beethoven, Andrew Leathwick, Dvořák: Wilma and Friends (Wilma Smith, violin; Caroline Henbest, viola; Alexandra Partridge, cello; Andrew Leathwick, piano), The Old Library Music Centre, Whangarei, New Zealand. 1.10.2017 (PSe) Read more

Boston Early Music Explores the Bounty of Steffani

07/10/2017

 Steffani, Corbetta, Frescobaldi, Handel: BEMF Vocal Ensemble [Amanda Forsythe and Emőke Baráth (sopranos), Colin Balzer (tenor), Christian Immler (bass-baritone)]; BEMF Chamber Ensemble [Stephen Stubbs (theorbo/baroque guitar), Maxine Eilander (harp), Michael Sponseller (harpsichord), Erin Headley (viola da gamba)], Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, 29 September 2017. (GN)

Boston Early Music Festival Vocal and Chamber Ensemble © Jan Gates

Boston Early Music Festival Vocal and Chamber Ensemble © Jan Gates

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Eternal Bernstein Rocks Opening Night at Carnegie Hall

06/10/2017

Bernstein, Gershwin: Chick Corea, Lang Lang, and Maxim Lando (pianists), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 4.10.2017. (BH)

Opening Night Gala: The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Opening Night Gala

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Pollini and Barenboim’s Fine Concert at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

06/10/2017

Widmann, Schumann, and Debussy: Maurizio Pollini (piano), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 4.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Utterly Misconceived Staging Spoils the Re-Opening of Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden

05/10/2017

Schumann – Szenen aus Goethes Faust: Soloists, Actors, Chorus (chorus master: Martin Wright) and Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Vinzens Weissenburger) of the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 3.10.2017. (MB)

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Szenen aus Goethes Faust (c) Hermann and Clärchen Baus

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Apollo’s Fire in a Glimpse of the Ancient Middle East

03/10/2017

Israel & Egypt: A Multicultural Celebration: Amanda Powell (soprano), Members of Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, 1.10.2017. (MSJ)

Apollo's Fire.Akron Art Museum

Front row, from left: Jeanette Sorrell, Allison Monroe, Jeffrey Strauss, Amanda Powell
Back row, from left, Luke Conklin, Dylan Moffitt (c) Apollo’s Fire

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A Great Brahms Performance from Daniele Gatti and the Berliner Philharmoniker

03/10/2017

Hindemith and Brahms: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniele Gatti (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 29.9.2017. (MB) Read more

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