Kissin Disappoints in Rome

20/12/2016

Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Albéniz, Larregla: Evgeny Kissin (piano), Sala Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica, Rome, 14.12.2016. (JB) Read more

Isserlis Persuasive in Prokofiev Concerto; Järvi delights with the ‘Rhenish’

16/12/2016

Prokofiev, Schumann: Steven Isserlis (cello), Tonhalle Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 15.12.2016. (JR)

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Steven Isserlis (c) Jean Baptiste Millot

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A Concert Hall as Grand as Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand

16/12/2016

Beethoven, Mahler: Soloists, Various Choruses (chorus master: Zi Wang), Tianjin Symphony Orchestra / Muhai Tang (conductor), Tianjin Grand Theater, Tianjin. 9.12.2016. (RP)

 Tianjin Grand Theater (c) Christian Gahl


Tianjin Grand Theater (c) Christian Gahl

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The Takács Quartet Ventures Back to Beethoven

12/12/2016

Beethoven: Takács String Quartet (Edward Dusinberre and Karoly Schranz, violins, Geraldine Walther, viola and András Fejér, cello), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 4.12.2016. (GN)

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Takács String Quartet © Aini Bhatti

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Haitink and Schiff: Two Giants of the Musical World, Two Magnificent Works

12/12/2016

Beethoven & Bruckner: Sir Andras Schiff (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Bernard Haitink (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 8.12.2016. (JR) Read more

Joyce DiDonato Goes to War, Finds Peace

10/12/2016

Handel, Purcell, Leo, Cavalieri, Gesualdo, Pärt, Jommelli: Joyce DiDonato (soprano), Il Pomo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev, (conductor), presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 4.12.2016. (HS)

Joyce DiDonato, Her show: In War and Peace performed at the Barbican on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Photo by Mark Allan

Joyce DiDonato’s In War and Peace with Il Pomo d’Oro (c) Mark Allan

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Kronos Quartet Grabs the Heart with ‘Silent Cranes’

10/12/2016

 Vrebalov, Knox, Rajam, Meredith, Glass, Meeropol, Kouyoumdjian: Kronos Quartet [David Harrington, John Sherba, violins; Hank Dutt, viola; Sunny Yang, cello], presented by Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall, University of California, Berkeley. 3.12.2016. (HS) Read more

A Stunning United States Premiere by Rami Khalifé

09/12/2016

Rossini, Gounod, Fusco, Khalifé: Rami Khalifé (piano) Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia / Dirk Brossé (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 5.12.2016. (BJ) Read more

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