Aspen Music Festival 2011 (7) – Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Bach, Schnittke and Rouse’s ‘Rescued Alberich’ with Colin Currie

26/07/2011

Aspen Music Festival (7): Vasily Petrenko (conductor) and Aspen Chamber Symphony in Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky, and Julia Fischer, Augustin Hadelich (violins) in Bach and Schnittke; Marin Alsop (conductor) and Aspen Festival Orchestra in Prokofiev and Wagner, with Colin Currie (percussion) in Rouse’s Der Geretette Alberich. Aspen, Colorado, 22-24.7.2011 (HS) Read more

Prom 13 – Verdi’s Requiem makes its customary big impression

26/07/2011

Verdi, Requiem (1873-4, rev. 1875): Marina Poplavskaya (soprano), Mariana Pentcheva (mezzo-soprano), Joseph Calleja (tenor), Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales, London Philharmonic Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov (conductor) Royal Albert Hall London 24.7.2011 (MMB) Read more

An impressive Wigmore Hall debut by Robert Henry

26/07/2011

Bach, Debussy and Chopin : Robert Henry (piano). Wigmore Hall, London 24.7.2011 (RB) Read more

An evening with three champions: Istanbul Music Festival special concert with Renée Fleming &BIFO

24/07/2011

Schubert, R. Strauss, Mascagni, Massenet, Khachaturian, Dvorak, Gounod, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Cilea, Verdi : Renée Fleming (soprano), Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Sascha Goetzel (conductor), Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul, 22.7.2011 (AM) Read more

Prom 9 – Elder and the Hallé impress in a programme of 20th century classics

23/07/2011

Sibelius, Bartok, Janáček : András Schiff (Piano), Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder (Conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 21.7.2011 (RB) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2011 (6) – Baroque, Beethoven and Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

23/07/2011

Aspen Music Festival (6): Gil Shaham (violin); Baroque with Daniel Hope; Jupiter Quartet begins Beethoven odyssey; Britten, Midsummer Night’s Dream. 18-21.7.2011 (HS) Read more

David Fray’s piano recital offers a mixed experience

23/07/2011

Mozart and Beethoven: David Fray (piano). Wigmore Hall, London. 20.7.2011 (MB) Read more

A variable recital of Russian cello pieces from Chaushian and Sudbin

23/07/2011

Borodin, Prokofiev, Schnittke, Rachmaninov: Alexander Chaushian (cello), Evgeny Sudbin (piano), Wigmore Hall, London. 21.7.2011 (GDn) Read more

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