Ton Koopman’s Approach to the B minor Mass Seems Devoid of Belief or Meaning

29/10/2017

Bach: Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (contralto), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), RIAS Chamber Choir (chorus master: Justin Doyle), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Ton Koopman (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 27.10.2017. (MB) Read more

The Borodin Quartet Reveals the Art of Intimate Conversation

28/10/2017

Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Borodin Quartet [Ruben Aharonian and Sergei Lomovsky (violins), Igor Naidin (viola), Vladimir Balshin (cello)], Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver,17.10.2017. (GN)

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Borodin Quartet (c) Keith Saunders

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s Mastery in Contemporary Piano Music

27/10/2017

Anderson, Benjamin, Ligeti, Kurtág, Stroppa, Carter, and Messiaen: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 26.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s View of Brahms is Anything but ‘Off-the-Shelf’

27/10/2017

C.P.E. Bach and Brahms: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (soprano), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (contralto), Markus Werba (baritone), Berlin Radio Choir (chorus master: Gijs Leenaars), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 19.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Muti’s Chicagoans Deliver Superb Brahms in Walt Disney Concert Hall

27/10/2017

Brahms: Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Riccardo Muti (conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 22.10.2017. (DD) Read more

Czech Philharmonic and Truls Mørk on Fine Form in New Zurich Concert Hall

26/10/2017

Janáček & Dvořák: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Truls Mørk (cello) / Tomáš Netopil (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 24.10.2017. (JR)

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Truls Mørk (c) Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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Dazzling Sounds from South of the Border

23/10/2017

CDMX: New Music from Mexico – Guzmán, Waller, Castaños, Naranjo, Syrse: LA Phil New Music Group / Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 17.10.2017. (DLD) Read more

Otto Tausk Shows His Innocence in Conductor Designate Debut

21/10/2017

Glinka, Shostakovich, Sibelius: Vadim Gluzman (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 14.10.2017. (GN)

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Otto Tausk (Conductor-Designate of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) © Matthew Baird

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