Virtuosity Bodes Well for Start of New Chicago Symphony Season

26/09/2011

  Rota, Ibert, Tchaikovsky: Matthieu Dufour (flute), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (music director), Symphony Hall, Symphony Center, Chicago. 23.9.2011. (JLZ)

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Musikfest Berlin 2011: Rattle does Mahler’s 8th more from the heart than the head

25/09/2011

  Musikfest Berlin 2011 – Lotti, Tallis and Mahler: Soloists, choirs and Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.9.2011 (MC) Read more

New York Philharmonic Opening Night:Varied Program but Missing That One Frisson

24/09/2011

  New York Philharmonic Opening Night: Deborah Voigt (soprano), Alan Gilbert (conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, New York City. 21.9.2011 (BH) Read more

Musikfest Berlin 2011:Gesualdo Consort gives polished performance of Renaissance madrigals in a former pumping station

23/09/2011

  Musikfest Berlin 2011.  Vesuvian Music – Gesualdo and his Italian Renaissance contemporaries: Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam [Stephanie Petitlaurent (soprano); Nele Gramß (soprano); Marnix De Cat (countertenor); Julian Podger (tenor); Harry van Berne (tenor); Harry van der Kamp (bass and director)], Pieter-Jan Belder (harpsichord). Radialsystem V, Friedrichshain, Berlin, 14th September 2011 Read more

James Dillon’s Magnum Opus, Nine Rivers: Not for the Faint of Heart

22/09/2011

James Dillon, Nine Rivers (U.S. premiere): International Contemporary Ensemble, red fish blue fish, Steve Schick (conductor and percussion), The Crossing, Donald Nally (conductor), Miller Theatre at Columbia University, New York City, 14-17.9.2011 (BH) Read more

Musikfest Berlin 2011: Unusual Liszt and exhilarating performances for viola and organ

22/09/2011

  Musikfest Berlin 2011 – Liszt, Rihm, Liszt and Saint-Säens: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin /  Leo Hussain (conductor), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Cameron Carpenter (organ), Philharmonie, Berlin, 13.9.2011. (MC) Read more

Beautiful Tones and Towering Drama as Mozart meets Tchaikovsky

21/09/2011

  Rehnqvist, Mozart and Tchaikovsky: Göteborgs Symfoniker (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Martin Fröst (clarinet), Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Gothenburg Concert Hall, 15.09.2011 (NS) Read more

Thielemann and Dresden Staatskapelle triumph in Berlin

20/09/2011

  Musikfest Berlin 2011 – Busoni, Pfitzner, Brahms: Dresden Staatskapelle / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Tzimon Barto (piano), Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.9.2011. (MC) Read more

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