Polychoral Pleasures and a World Premiere in Seattle

24/05/2012

  Tavener, Duruflé, Biebl, Schütz, et al: Seattle Pro Musica, Karen P. Thomas (conductor); Seattle Girls Choir Prime Voci, Jacob Winkler (conductor); Northwest Girlchoir Ensemble, Sara Boos (conductor); St. James Cathedral Jubilate!, Stacey Sunde (conductor), St. James Cathedral, Seattle, 20.5.2012 (BJ) Read more

Busoni Behemoth Brings Out Hamelin’s Best

24/05/2012

  Spring for Music, Concert III: Hila Plitmann (soprano), Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Joe Miller (WSC director), New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Jacques Lacombe (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 9.5.2012 (BH) Read more

Houston Symphony Kicks Off Carnegie’s “Spring for Music”

24/05/2012

  Spring for Music, Concert I, “Two Faces of Shostakovich”: Mikhail Svetlov (bass), Houston Symphony, Hans Graf (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 7.5.2012 (BH) Read more

Ashkenazy’s lovingly respectful way with Berlioz and Bruch

24/05/2012

  Berlioz, Bruch: Alina Pogostkina (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 22.5.2012 (GPu) Read more

Sex, Lies, and Mozart Arias – Notes from the Dresden Music Festival 2012 (3)

24/05/2012

The Infernal Comedy: John Malkovich, Sophie Klußmann (soprano), Martene Grimson (soprano), Martin Haselböck (conductor), Vienna Academy Orchestra, Schauspielhaus, Dresden, 23.5.2012 (JFL) Read more

Poetry – and Rhetoric – from Pianist Olli Mustonen

24/05/2012

  Bach, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov: Olli Mustonen (piano), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 20.5.2012 (GPu) Read more

Jessye Norman: The Great American Diva Still Has ‘It’

23/05/2012

  Bernstein, Rodgers, Gershwin, Arlen, Donaldson, Weill, Duke Ellington:  Jessye Norman (soprano); Mark Markham (piano). Royal Festival Hall, London, 21.5.2012 (CC) Read more

Notes from the Dresden Music Festival 2012 (2)

23/05/2012

Mozart: Martin Haselböck (Silbermann organ), Hofkirche, Dresden, 22.5.2012 (JFL) Read more

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