Les Espaces acoustiques in Salzburg: Something Quite Out of the ‘Ordinary’



Salzburg Festival [6] – Grisey: Mario Gheorghiu (viola), ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra / Maxime Pascal (conductor). Kollegienkirche, Salzburg, 16.8.2017. (MB)

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien Maxime Pascal, Dirigent

ORF RSO Wien & Maxime Pascal (conductor) (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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Aspen Music Festival (13): A fine Clemenza and Edgar Meyer & Son



Aspen Music Festival [13] – Mozart, Haydn, J.S. Bach, Edgar Meyer, Rossini, George Meyer, Bottesini: Soloists, Aspen Opera Center Orchestra and Chorus / Jane Glover (conductor), Wheeler Opera House, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 15-17.8.2017. (HS) Read more

As Always, the Vienna Philharmonic Gives of its Best for Muti



Salzburg Festival [4] – Brahms and Tchaikovsky: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 13.6.2017. (MB) Read more

The Dala-Floda Opera Festival Comes to a Grand Finale


Dala-Floda Opera Festival: Soloists, Dala-Floda Opera Chorus, Jacob Piamorex Moscowicz (piano) Dala-Floda Church, Dalecarlia 10.8 & 13.8.2017. (GF)


Kevin Johansson and Mira Fröling Hoffman (c) Marie Johansson

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Cultivated Mozart Playing Undermined by Dogmatic Conducting



2017 Salzburg Festival [3] – Mozart: Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra / Václav Luks (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 13.6.2017. (MB) Read more

A St John Passion Made Special through the Glorious Singing of Thomas Hobbs and Friends



2017 Vancouver Summer Bach Festival [2] – J.S. Bach, St John Passion: Gli Angeli Genève [Jenny Högström, Aleksandra Lewondoska (sopranos), Thomas Hobbs, Robert Getchell (tenors), Stephan MacLeod (bass/director)], Alex Potter (countertenor), Sumner Thompson (baritone), Vancouver Cantata Singers (dir. by Paula Kremer), Pacific Baroque Orchestra/Alexander Weimann (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 11.8.2017. (GN)

Tenor Thomas Hobbs at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

Thomas Hobbs (tenor) at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

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Aspen Music Festival (12): Khachatryan Makes Aspen Debut, Fairouz Premiere With a Broadway Baritone



Aspen Music Festival [12] – Beethoven, Lash, Salzédo, Mohammed Fairouz, Schubert, R. Strauss: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra / Hans Graf (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Stephen Burns (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra/Rafael Payare (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall. Aspen, CO. 11-13.8.2017. (HS) Read more

A Searching Partnership Between Matthias Goerne and Daniil Trifonov



2017 Salzburg Festival [1] – Berg, Schumann, Wolf, Shostakovich, and Brahms: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Daniil Trifonov (piano). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 11.8.2017. (MB) Read more

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