Peter Stumpf’s Bach: Warmly Communicative and Technically Close to Impeccable

14/02/2017

Bach: Peter Stumpf (cello), Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 12.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

Charisma and Eloquence from a Young Conductor and an Oboe Master

09/02/2017

anon., Bernstein, Barber, Françaix, Strauss, Ravel: Richard Woodhams (oboe), Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Miguel Harth-Bedoya & Carlos Ágreda (conductors), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 5.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

Enthusiastic Ovation for Young French Pianist, Standing in for André Watts

08/02/2017

Weber, Beethoven, Franck: Lise de la Salle (pianist), Philadelphia Orchestra/Fabio Luisi (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 3.2.2017. (BJ) Read more

Unusual Variety in the Vancouver Symphony’s 2017 New Music Festival

08/02/2017

2017 VSO New Music Festival: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 24-29.1.2017. (GN)

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Reginald L. Mobley (alto) and Pacific Baroque Orchestra © Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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Lucky Queenslanders – Alondra de la Parra Charms in Zurich

06/02/2017

Stravinsky, Mozart, Beethoven: Jan Lisiecki (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich  /Alondra de la Parra (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich 2.2.2017. (JR) Read more

Queyras and Melnikov Ideally Matched in Talent

05/02/2017

Schumann, Beethoven, Webern, Rachmaninoff: Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 27.1.2017. (BJ) Read more

Musicians from Marlboro Live up to the Festival’s Reputation

03/02/2017

Haydn, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams: Nicholas Phan (tenor), Michelle Ross & Carmit Zori (violins), Rebecca Albers (viola), Alice Yoo (cello), Lydia Brown (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 26.1.2017. (BJ) Read more

Too-Deliberate Beethoven Ninth Takes Awhile to Heat Up

03/02/2017

 Beethoven: Kiera Duffy (soprano), Sara Couden (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass-baritone), San Francisco Symphony / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Ragnar Bohlin (director), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 1.2.2017. (HS) Read more

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