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

Lammermuir Festival’s Stunning Revival of Philip Glass’s 1,000 Airplanes on the Roof

19/09/2011

 Philip Glass, 1,000 Airplanes on the Roof: David McKay (actor), Judith Howarth (soprano), Red Note Ensemble, Jessica Cottis (conductor), James Brining (director), in association with the National Theatre of Scotland. Concorde Hangar, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune (Scotland). 18.09.2011 (LV)

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