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

Poetic Inspiration: A Poet Tackles Mozart at the Mostly Mozart Festival

23/08/2011

 Mostly Mozart Festival (5): Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Jonathan Nott (Conductor), Juho Pohjonen (Piano), Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 17.8.2011 (SSM)
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Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 11 ) – Beethoven

22/08/2011

 Beethoven: Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano), Viktoria Mullova (violin), Grand Concert Hall Mozarteum, Salzburg, 11.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

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

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