Haydn, Schubert and Ravel Open New York Philharmonic Spring Season

05/01/2012

 Haydn, Schubert, Ravel: Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo-soprano), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Alan Gilbert (Conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 28.12.2011 (SSM) Read more

Gerard Schwarz Returns to Continue a Beethoven Tradition

05/01/2012

Humperdinck, Beethoven: Christine Goerke (soprano), Luretta Bybee (mezzo-soprano), John Mac Master (tenor), Greer Grimsley (bass-baritone), Seattle Symphony and Chorale, Gerard Schwarz (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 29.12.2011 (BJ) Read more

Bach and Messiaen: Varieties of Religious Experience

03/01/2012

  Bach, Messiaen: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus, Norman Mackenzie (Director), Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Robert Spano (Conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 15.12.2011 (SSM) Read more

Mahler’s 10th: Not Perfect Enough For Mahler Himself

31/12/2011

 Mahler, Symphony No. 10 (Performing Version “Cooke III”): New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor), Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1.12.2011 (SSM) Read more

Popular Unpopularity: Massenet’s Don Quichotte in Madrid

30/12/2011

Jules Massenet, Don Quichotte: Soloists, Madrid Symphony Orchestra, Intermezzo Choir, Marc Piollet (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid, 19.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

Glory and Power: Fabio Biondi’s Messiah At Santa Cecilia

23/12/2011

 Handel, MessiahOrchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia, Fabio Biondi (conductor) Ciro Visco (chorus master), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Romina Basso (contralto), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Vito Priante (bass), Sala Santa Cecilia, Rome, 20.12.2011 (JB)

Fabio Biond Leads the Orchestra Of Santa Cecilia in the Messiah ©Musacchio Ianniello

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Triply Disappointing, Manifold Delighting: Ariadne auf Valencia

22/12/2011

R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Valencia Community Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 16.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

Gergiev in Spain: Romeo et Juliette at Teatro Real

22/12/2011

Hector Berlioz, Romeo et Juliette: Valencia Community Orchestra, Valencia Regional Government Chorus, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Teatro Real de Madrid, 11.12.2011 (JMI) Read more

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