The Mozartists’ La Finta semplice: No Masterpiece but a Source of Near-constant Delight

08/06/2018

Mozart La Finta semplice (semi-staged): Soloists, The Mozartists / Ian Page (conductor and stage director). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 6.6.2018. (CC)

The Mozartists’ La Finta semplice (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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Yuja Wang’s Pianism Inspires a Sense of Wonder

07/06/2018

Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ligeti, Prokofiev: Yuja Wang (piano), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 5.6.2018. (AS)

Yuja Wang (c) Ian Douglas

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Kullervo, An Early Blockbuster, in a Powerful Reading

06/06/2018

Sibelius, Kullervo: Maria Männistö (soprano), Ilkka Kallio (Runo singer), Timo Alakotila (harmonium), Vilma Timonen (Kantele), Benjamin Appl (baritone), Cappella Romana, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 2.6.2018 (ZC)

Thomas Dausgaard (c) Thomas Grøndahl

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Schumann’s Peri in the Paradise of the Walt Disney Concert Hall

06/06/2018

Schumann, Das Paradies und die Peri: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Los Angeles Master Chorale (director: Grant Gerson), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 2.6.2018. (DD)

Peter Sellars (c) Ruth Walz

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Maxim Vengerov Delights as Conductor and Soloist in Shostakovich and Bruch

06/06/2018

Johann Strauss II, Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich: The Würth Philharmonic / Stamatia Karampini (conductor) and Maxim Vengerov (conductor and soloist), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 3.6.2018. (GT)

Maxim Vengerov (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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DiDonato’s Radiance and Eloquence Combines with Pappano’s Virtuosity at Covent Garden

05/06/2018

Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano in Concert: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 4.6.2018. (JPr)

Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano at the Wigmore Hall in 2014 (c) Simon Jay Price

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Kirill Petrenko’s Bavarian State Orchestra Imbue Mahler with Wagnerian Grandeur

02/06/2018

Mahler: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 1.6.2018. (JPr)

Mahler – Symphony No.7

Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Kirill Petrenko (conductor) (c) Wilfried Hösl

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Thielemann and the Dresdners – Commendable Old-School Qualities

01/06/2018

Weber, Liszt, Brahms: Denis Matsuev (piano), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, 31.5.2018. (JR)

Christian Thielemann (c) Matthias Creutziger

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