Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 13 ) – The Kit-Kat‡ Conductor

25/08/2011

 Debussy, Shostakovich, Britten, Stravinksy: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Ainārs Rubiķis (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 13.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Salzburg Festival 2011: A magnificent, searching Winterreise

25/08/2011

Schubert,  Winterreise: Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 22.8.2011 (MB) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2011 (14) – Brahms, Mahler 2 and some jazzy Shostakovich

25/08/2011

 Aspen Music Festival (14): Slatkin conducts Shostakovich, Olga Kern (piano) and Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Spano conducts Mahler 2, Twyla Robinson (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo soprano). 21.8.2011 (HS) Read more

Shostakovich Shines Again at a Sunny Olympic Music Festival

24/08/2011

  Debussy, Ravel, Shostakovich, and Schoenfield: Emily Deans (viola and violin), Jessica Lee (violin), Alan Iglitzin (viola), David Requiro (cello), Julio Elizalde (piano), Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene, WA, 21.8.2010 (BJ) Read more

At Lincoln Center Festival, Danes Excel in Nielsen and Stravinsky

24/08/2011

Lincoln Center Festival: Nielsen, Stravinsky, Svendsen : John Kruse (clarinet) Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo-soprano), Peter Lodahl (tenor), Jochen Kupfer (bass), Royal Danish Orchestra, Michael Schønwandt (conductor), Alice Tully Hall, Kaplan Penthouse, New York City, 28-30.7.2011 (BH) Read more

Bard Summerscape Festival 2011 – Sibelius and his World

23/08/2011

 Sibelius, Raitio, Nielsen, Barber, Vaughan Williams: American Symphony Orchestra, Yulia Doren (soprano), Tyler Duncan (baritone), Leon Botstein (conductor), Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. 20-21.8.2011 (GG) Read more

Exciting Brahms in New York from Ursula Oppens and the Cassatt Quartet

23/08/2011

 Barber, Beethoven, Brahms: Cassatt String Quartet, Ursula Oppens (piano), Bargemusic, Brooklyn, 3.8.2011 (GG) Read more

An excellent Verdi Requiem at Chicago’s Grant Park Festival

23/08/2011

 Verdi, Requiem: Grant Park Orchestra, William G. Spaulding (Guest Chorus Director), Amber Wagner (soprano), Michaela Martens (mezzo soprano), Michael Fabiano (tenor), Kyle Ketelsen (bass-baritone), Carlos Kalmar (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor), Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago, 20.8.2011 (JLZ) Read more

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