Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (11) – Haydn opera fails to grip despite committed performances

26/08/2011

 Haydn,  Orlando Paladino: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, René Jacobs (conductor). Usher Hall, 25.8.2011 (SRT)

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Salzburg Festival 2011 – The Hagen Quartet masterly in Schubert

26/08/2011

 Schubert: Hagen Quartet (Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt (violins), Veronika Hagen (viola), Clemens Hagen (cello)). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 23.8.2011 (MB) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 13 ) – The Kit-Kat‡ Conductor

25/08/2011

 Debussy, Shostakovich, Britten, Stravinksy: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Ainārs Rubiķis (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 13.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Prom 52 – Gergiev shakes the LSO through Prokofiev and Dutilleux

25/08/2011

 Prom 52 – Prokofiev, Dutilleux: Leonidas Kavakos (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev. Royal Albert Hall, 23. 8.2011 (CG) Read more

Salzburg Festival 2011: A magnificent, searching Winterreise

25/08/2011

Schubert,  Winterreise: Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 22.8.2011 (MB) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (10) – Messiaen, Chin and Tchaikovsky with the Seoul Philharmonic

25/08/2011

  Chin and Tchaikovsky : Wu Wei (sheng) Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung (conductor). Usher Hall, 24.8.2011 (SRT)

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Aspen Music Festival 2011 (14) – Brahms, Mahler 2 and some jazzy Shostakovich

25/08/2011

 Aspen Music Festival (14): Slatkin conducts Shostakovich, Olga Kern (piano) and Alisa Weilerstein (cello); Spano conducts Mahler 2, Twyla Robinson (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo soprano). 21.8.2011 (HS) Read more

Edinburgh Fringe Festival (7) – Exciting performance from the Heath Quartet

25/08/2011

The Beethoven Concert Series at Greyfriars Kirk (7) – The Heath Quartet, Greyfriars Kirk, 24. 8.2011 (SRT) Read more

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