A Happy Marriage for Figaro


  Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Portland Opera, soloists, Ari Pelto (conductor), Stephen Lawless (director) Benoît Dugardyn (sets), Johann Stegmeir (costumes), Pat Collins (lighting designer), Robert Ainsley (harpsichordist/chorus master), Nicola Bowie (choreographer/associate director), Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, 6/11/2011 (BJ) Read more

Expressive and Vital Playing from Guzzo and Manchester Camerata


Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Schubert arr. Mahler: Manchester Camerata / Giovanni Guzzo (director/leader), Westmorland Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, 05.11.2011 (MC) Read more

Songs of War…and Pleasure!


  A programme of songs on the topic of soldiers and war paired with songs by Francis Poulenc: Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Wigmore Hall, London. 5.11.2011 (MMB) Read more

Marc-André Hamelin Dazzles in Traditional Music, Premieres and His Own Work


Berg, Liszt, Hamelin: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Hall, San Francisco. 2.11.2011 (HS) Read more

The London Sinfonetta Brings Some Interesting New Pieces to London


Pavilions: New Music Show 2Enno Senft (double bass), Sound Intermedia (sound projection), London Sinfonietta, Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 5.11.2011 (MB) Read more

A Poet Returns: Juho Pohjonen’s Recital at Zankel Hall


Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin: Juho Pohjonen(piano), Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City. 3.11.2011 (SSM) Read more

Salonen Opens the Doors on a Dramatic Duke Bluebeard’s Castle


  Debussy, Bartók: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo), Sir John Tomlinson (bass), Juliet Stevenson (narrator), Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Royal Festival Hall, London, 3.11.2011. (JPr) Read more

Robert Levin: Breathing New Life Into Masterpieces


 Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven: Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robert Levin (piano/director), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 03.11.2011 (SRT) Read more

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