Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Overshadowed by Praetorius and Pärt

09/12/2018

Bach, Pärt, Praetorius (arr. Sandström): Malin Hartelius (soprano), Christina Daletska (alto), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Ludwig Mittelhammer (bass), Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchestra La Scintilla / Florian Helgath (conductor and chorus master), Kirche St. Jakob, Zurich 7.12.2018. (JR)  Read more

Much to Celebrate in the Pairing of Rafael Payare and the BBC Symphony

08/12/2018

R. Strauss, Berg, Shostakovich: Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Payare (conductor). Barbican Hall, 7.12.2018. (CC)

Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo

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Very Enjoyable Hungarian Night at the Tonhalle

08/12/2018

Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Bartók: Joshua Bell (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 6.12.2018. (JR)

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia Scale Strauss’s Alpine Peaks

07/12/2018

R. Strauss: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 6.12.2018. (AS)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

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Daniele Rustioni’s ‘Old Tricks’ Brings the SCO to Life

07/12/2018

Rossini, Respighi, Mendelssohn: Maximiliano Martín & William Stafford (clarinets), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 6.12.2018. (SRT)

Daniele Rustioni

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Jurowski and the LPO on Top Form in Bruckner

06/12/2018

Weber, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner: Alena Baeva (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 5.12.2018. (AS)

Alena Baeva

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Apollo’s Fire Offers a Bracing Messiah

06/12/2018

Handel: Amanda Powell (soprano), Daniel Moody (countertenor), Ross Hauck (tenor), David McFerrin (baritone), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio, 3.12.2018. (MSJ) Read more

A Study in Contrasts – London Foundation Winners in Recital

05/12/2018

Various Composers: Michelle Bradley (soprano), Will Liverman (baritone), Ken Noda (piano), Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2.12.2018. (RP)

Michelle Bradey (soprano) and Ken Noda (piano) © Mark Von Holden

Michelle Bradey (soprano) and Ken Noda (piano) © Mark Von Holden

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