Love of Form is Still Love: Concert des Nations Elucidates Bach’s Musikalisches Opfer

18/09/2018

Bach: Le Concert des Nations (Pierre Hantaï [harpsichord], Marc Hantaï [flute], Manfredo Kraemer [violin], David Plantier [violin], Balázs Máté [cello], Xavier Puertas [violone], Jordi Savall [conductor, alto and bass viole da gamba]), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 16.9.2018. (CCr)

Jordi Savall

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Simon Rattle Opens the LSO Season with an Imaginatively Varied English Programme

17/09/2018

Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, Britten: Elizabeth Watts (soprano), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Philip Cobb, Gábor Tarkövi (trumpets), Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Tiffin Girls’ School Choir, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, 16.9.2018. (CC)

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote and the LSO conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Alice Coote (soloists), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) & LSO
(c) Doug Peters/PA Wire

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Closing Concert of the ‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival

17/09/2018

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‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival [2] – Verdi, Cilea, Puccini, Saint-Saens, De Curtis, Gershwin, and Tchaikovsky: Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Denis Matsuev (piano), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor) Zagursky Musical Theatre, Irkutsk, 12.9.2018. (GT) Read more

The Lammermuir Festival Has an Atmosphere – Musical and Otherwise – All of its Own

17/09/2018

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Lammermuir Festival 2018 (SRT)

Schubert Piano Trios at Dirleton Kirk (c) Lammermuir Festival

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Tatarstan National Symphony at ‘Stars of Baikal’ Music Festival

17/09/2018

‘Stars on Baikal’ Festival [1] – Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn, Ibert, Tchaikovsky: Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor), Alexander Malofeev (piano), Kristine Balanas (violin), Ekaterina Kornishina (flute), Zagursky Music Theatre, Irkutsk, 11.9.2018. (GT) Read more

Jukka-Pekka Saraste Saves Tonhalle’s Bacon With Impressive Mahler Ninth

16/09/2018

Berg, Mahler: Janine Jansen (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jukka-Pekka Saraste  (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 14.9.2018. (JR)

Tonhalle Maag

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Valery Gergiev Opens New State-of-the-Art Concert Hall in Moscow

16/09/2018

Mussorgsky, Shchedrin, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky: Albina Shagimuratova (soprano), Ildar Abdrazkov (bass), Mikhail Petrenko (bass), Denis Matsuev (piano), Daniil Trifonov (piano), Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Anna Netrebko (soprano) Mariinsky Chorus and Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow, 8.9.2019. (GT)

Zaryadye Concert Hall

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A Lot More Music Without Any Words Would Have Been Pause for Thought

15/09/2018

Pause (programme devised by Daniel Pioro)Scottish Ensemble, Daniel Pioro (solo violin), Jonathan Morton (artistic director & violin). Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, 14.9.2018. (SRT)

Scottish Ensemble (c) Hugh Carswell

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