The Center Can Hold: Strong Strauss Surrounded By Weaker Works


Villa-Lobos, Strauss, and Prokofiev: Seattle Symphony musicians and guests, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 22.4.2011 (BJ)  Read more

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra visits Manchester


Tchaikovsky: Dinara Alieva (soprano), Andrei Grigoriev (baritone), Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra/Alexei Stepanov (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 04.05.2011 (MC) Read more

Maazel and the Philharmonia in Mahler’s Fifth and Das Knaben Wunderhorn


Mahler: Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Matthias Goerne (baritone) Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 5.5.2011 (CG) Read more

This the Viola – Boccherini, Schubert, Britten and Brahms in Rome


This the Viola – Boccherini, Schubert, Britten and Brahms: Daniel Palmizio (viola) and Giacamo Ronchini (piano): Oratorio del Gonfalone, Rome, 5.5.2011(JB) Read more

American Songs at Herbst Theater in San Francisco


American Songs: Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor), Warren Jones (piano), Paul Brown (fiddle and banjo), presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theater, San Francisco. 4.5.2011 (HS) Read more

RSNO Season Culminates with Beethoven and Adams’ 9/11 Commemoration


Adams, Beethoven: Sabina Cvilak (sop), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Charles Castronovo (tenor), Tómas Tómasson (bar), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stéphane Denève (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 05.05.2010 (SRT) Read more

Jury Out: Jurowski Yet to Prove Himself A Wagnerian, Succeeds in Strauss, Excels in Tchaikovsky


Wagner, Strauss and Tchaikovsky: Christine Brewer (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London 4.5.2011 (JPr)

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Barber’s Vanessa: Successful But Not Perfect


Barber, Vanessa: Pacific Opera Victoria, soloists, Timothy Vernon (conductor), Glynis Leyshon (director), Jacques Lemay (choreographer), Pam Johnson (sets and costumes), Gerald King (lighting designer), Giuseppe Pietraroia (chorus director), Robert Holliston (chief coach and répétiteur), Royal Theatre, Victoria, British Columbia, 30.4.2011 (BJ) Read more

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