Not Quite Smiles All Round: Beethoven, Barber and Haydn in Zurich


  Beethoven, Barber, Haydn: Tonhalle OrchestraDavid Zinman( conductor), Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Zurich Tonhalle, 6.10.2011 (JR) Read more

Berg Replaces Beethoven in a Concert Of the “Three Bs”


 Bach, Berg, Brahms: Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Alan Gilbert (violin and conductor), New York Philharmonic Orchestra,Avery Fisher Hall,New York, 5.10.2011(SSM)

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Raw, Visceral Playing from the Moscow Philharmonic In Edinburgh


  Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky: Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (violin), Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 05.10.2011 (SRT) Read more

Sir Colin Davis and LSO Tackle Two Familiar Composers and One Unfamiliar


  Haydn, Nielsen, and Beethoven: Dame Mitsuko Uchida (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis (conductor). Barbican,London, 4.10.2011 (MB) Read more

Pli selon pli Casts Its Extraordinary Spell


   Exquisite Labyrinth: The Music of Pierre Boulez (4): Barbara Hannigan (soprano), Ensemble Intercontemporain, Lucerne Festival Academy Ensemble, Pierre Boulez (conductor). Royal Festival Hall,London, 2.10.2011 (MB) Read more

CBSO impresses in Zurich


    Wagner, Haydn, Gruber and Tchaikovsky: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons (conductor), Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)  Zurich,  Tonhalle, 4.10.2011 (JR) Read more

Maazel’s Mahler Cycle Nears Its Close With a Magnificent Reading Of the Ninth Symphony


   Mahler: Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 1.10.2011 (CG)

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Rachmaninov By Candlelight. An Enthralling Experience


  Rachmaninov:  Steven Osborne (piano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor). Symphony Hall,Birmingham. 2 10. 2011 (JQ) Read more

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