Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 10 ) – Schubert, Schumann, Schoenberg

22/08/2011

 Schubert, Schumann, Schoenberg: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Mark Steinberg (violin, viola), Clemens Hagen (cello), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Barbara Sukowa (speaker), Marina Piccinini (flute), Anthony McGill (clarinet), Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 10.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (13) – A fully staged West Side Story, recitals by Meyer and Chang,Ravel’s Piano Trio and some Messiaen

22/08/2011

Aspen Music Festival (13): Recitals by Edgar Meyer (bass) and Sarah Chang (violin), Steven Osborne and friends play Ravel’s Piano Trio, Opera Theater does West Side Story. 19.8.2011 (HS) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2011 (12) – Gerstein, ASQ, West Side Story with Sarah Chang and some unforgettable Messiaen

19/08/2011

Aspen Music Festival (12): Gerstein plays Brahms concerto, American String Quartet plays Ravel, a new “West Side Story” showpiece for Sarah Chang and an unforgettable Quartet for the End of Time. 15.8.2011 (HS) Read more

Grant Park Music Festival 2011 – An outstanding performance of Franz Schmidt’s ‘Book with Seven Seals’

19/08/2011

 Franz Schmidt, Book with Seven Seals: Grant Park Orchestra, William G. Spaulding (Guest Chorus Director), Edith Lienbacher (soprano), Christa Ratzenböck (mezzo soprano), Robert Künzli (tenor), Alexander Kaimbacher (tenor), Albert Pesendorfer (bass). Artistic Director and Principal Conductor: Carlos Kalmar, Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago. 13.8.2011. (JLZ) Read more

Solid Fare from Mozart and Mendelssohn, Goulash from Dvořák: the Takács Quartet at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival

17/08/2011

 Mostly Mozart Festival (4): Takács Quartet, Andreas Haefliger (piano), Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 7.8.2011 (SSM) Read more

Quincena Musical San Sebastián 2011 (2) – Pan awakens for Yannick Nézet-Séguin

17/08/2011

Mahler : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Orfeón Donostiarra (chorus), Karen Cargill (mezzo), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Auditorio Kursaal. 13.8.2011 (JMI)

G.Mahler: Symphony No.3 Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 9 ) – Rossini, Haydn

15/08/2011

 Haydn, Rossini: Anna Netrebko (soprano), Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass), Antonio Pappano (conductor), Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 9.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra turn most of Istanbul into ‘believers’

14/08/2011

Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Castellanos, Chavez, Stravinsky: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Halic Convention Center, Istanbul, 8. – 9. 8.2011 (AM) Read more

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