Persuasive Reading of Haydn’s Creation by Venerable Bernard Haitink

04/11/2011

 Haydn, The Creation: Klara Ek (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone), Chicago Symphony Chorus (Duain Wolfe, director), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor), Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 28.10.2011 (JLZ) Read more

Webern and Stravinsky in a Bachian Perspective

04/11/2011

 Bach, Webern and Stravinsky: Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord), Elisa Barston (violin), Judy Kriewall (flute), Seattle Symphony, Andrew Manze (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 29.10.2011 (BJ) Read more

Gergiev’s Munich Shostakovich Cycle Begins

03/11/2011

D. Shostakovich: Munich Philharmonic, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Gasteig Philharmonic Hall, Munich, 2.11.2011 (JFL) Read more

The Minnesota Orchestra in Two Rarities, Flanking a Repertory Cornerstone

03/11/2011

Tchaikovsky, Nielsen: Stephen Hough (piano), Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 27.10.2011 (BH) Read more

On the Brink, the Philadelphia Orchestra Comes Roaring Back

02/11/2011

Fauré, Beethoven, Shostakovich: Lang Lang (piano), The Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 24.10.2011 (BH) Read more

A Taste of the French and Italian Baroque: Duetto/Duo with Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Gaële Le Roi at Zankel

02/11/2011

Lully, Charpentier, Lambert, Vittori, Cavalli, Melani, Monteverdi: Duetto/Duo, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor), Gaële Le Roi (soprano), Ryan Brown and Elizabeth Field (violins), Loretta O’Sullivan (violoncello), Andrew Appel (harpsichord), Scott Pauley(theorbo), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, 30-10-2011 (SSM) Read more

Audra McDonald’s Triumphant Return Reminds Us of What We’ve Been Missing

01/11/2011

Audra McDonald at Carnegie Hall: Audra McDonald (vocalist), Ted Sperling (conductor), Andy Einhorn (piano), Mark Vanderpoel (bass), Gene Lewin (drums), Matt Beck (guitar), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 22.10.2011 (BH) Read more

Auckland Youth Symphony Orchestra Defies Sod’s Law

31/10/2011

Elgar, Weber, Beethoven: Natalie Harris (clarinet), Auckland Youth Symphony Orchestra,, Antun Poljanich (conductor), Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, 16.10.2011 [PSe] Read more

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