Two Different Composers, Each Inspired by the Past

16/05/2017

Henze, Mendelssohn: Julia Fischer (violin), Itay Tiran (actor), Anya Matanovic (soprano), Emily Fons (mezzo-soprano), Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus (Lisa Wong, director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 14.5.2017. (MSJ)

A Midsummer Night's Dream The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Julia Fischer, violin Itay Tiran, actor Anya Matanovic, soprano Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus HENZE - Il Vitalino raddoppiato (for violin and chamber orchestra) MENDELSSOHN - Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Julia Fischer, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Impressive Variety and Artistry in Recitals by Perianes and Grosvenor

16/05/2017

Schubert, Debussy, Albéniz, de Falla: Javier Perianes (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 4.5.2017. (GN)

Schubert – Piano Sonata in A major D.664; Drei Klavierstücke D.946 
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– Six pieces from El Amor Brujo; Homenaje pour ‘Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy’
Debussy – ‘La Soirée de Grenade’ from Estampes; Two Preludes
Albéniz – ‘El Albayzin’ from Iberia

Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven, Scriabin, Granados, Liszt: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 7.5.2017. (GN)

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Benjamin Grosvenor

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Mozart – Sonata in B-flat major K.333
Beethoven – Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’
Scriabin – Sonata No.2 in G-sharp minor Op.19
Granados – Two pieces from Goyescas
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A Gifted Young Pianist Offers Much Beauty and a Touch of Disappointment

14/05/2017

Handel, Schubert, Ligeti, Brahms: Inon Barnatan (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 10.5.2017. (BJ) Read more

NZTrio Gives Another Five-Star Performance

12/05/2017

Piazzolla, Hamilton, Musto, Schubert: NZTrio (Justine Cormack, violin; Ashley Brown, cello; Sarah Watkins, piano); The Old Library Music Centre, Whangarei, New Zealand. 7.5.2017. (PSe) Read more

Undimmed Hilarity – and Profundity – in a Supreme Operatic Masterpiece

11/05/2017

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Academy of Music,, Philadelphia, 7.5.2017. (BJ)

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The Marriage of Figaro at Opera Philadelphia (c) Kelly & Massa

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Riffing on Music from Films and Cowboys

10/05/2017

Ian Dicke, Nicole Lizeé: Kathleen Supové (piano, typewriter), Ian Dicke (piano, electronics), The Cell, New York City, 23.4.2017. (KG) Read more

Weber Put in the Shade by Schoenberg and Bartók

09/05/2017

Schoenberg, Weber, and Bartók: Carolin Widmann (violin), Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Denis Kozhukhin (piano). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 5.5.2017. (MB) Read more

In an Ingenious Evening, Debussy Triumphs Over Maeterlinck

07/05/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus (Robert Porco [director]), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 4.5.2017. (MSJ)

Pelléas and Mélisande The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor production directed by Yuval Sharon set design by Mimi Lien lighting and projection design by Jason H. Thompson costume design by Ann Closs-Farley choreography by Danielle Agami Elliot Madore, baritone (Pelléas) Martina Janková, soprano (Mélisande) Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano (Genevieve) Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone (Golaud) Peter Rose, bass (Arkel) Julie Mathevet, soprano (Yniold) David Castillo, baritone (Doctor/Shepherd) Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus PROGRAM DEBUSSY - Pelléas and Mélisande Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Cleveland Orchestra’s Pelléas and Mélisande (c) Roger Mastroianni

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