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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Vital and Energetic Performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

19/09/2011

  Purcell, Dido and Aeneas: Mark Morris Dance Group, Philharmonia Baroque, Mark Morris (conductor), Stephanie Blythe (mezzo soprano), Philip Cutlip (baritone). Presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, Calif. 17.9.2011 (HS)
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Olympian performance of Mahler in Berlin from Pittsburgh orchestra

19/09/2011

 Musikfest Berlin 2011 (2) Wagner; Rihm and Mahler: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck,(conductor), Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Philharmonie, Berlin, 11.9.2011. (MC)

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A Frenchman in Seattle Portrays an American in Paris

19/09/2011

  Beethoven, Gulda, Gershwin, and Ravel: Ludovic Morlot (conductor), Joshua Roman (cello), Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall,Seattle, 17.9.2011 (BJ) Read more

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