Entrancing Christmas Berlioz in Cardiff

12/12/2011

Berlioz, L’enfance du Christ: Anna Stephany (mezzo), Barry Banks (tenor), Mathew Brook (bass-baritone), Henry Waddington (bass),  BBC National Chorus of Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Chamber Choir, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thierry Fischer (conductor), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 9.12.11 (GPu) Read more

Dohnanyi conducts the Zurich Tonhalle with Fine Bartok and Mahler

12/12/2011

Bartok, Mahler: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Christoph von Dohnanyi, (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 11.10.2011 (JR) Read more

Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducts the Philharmonia – With Mixed Results

12/12/2011

Dukas, Ravel, Falla, and Debussy: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.12.2011 (MB) Read more

Heartwarming Performance on a Stormy Evening from Lancashire Sinfonietta

12/12/2011

Vivaldi, Handel, J. S. Bach, Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn: Sarah Whewell (flute), Eleanor Hudson (harp), Lancashire Sinfonietta/Andrew Watkinson (violin), Christmas Candlelight Concerto series, United Reformed Church, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire, 08.12.2011 (MC) Read more

The Choir of St John’sCollege, Cambridge: More Interesting in Purcell Than in Seasonal Music

10/12/2011

  Purcell et al.: Soloists, Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, St John’s Sinfonia, Andrew Nethsingha (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 9.12.2011 (MB) Read more

After More than Three Decades, Haitink Returns to New York Philharmonic

10/12/2011

  Haydn, Bruckner: Bernard Haitink (conductor), New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, New York City. 19.11.2011 (BH) Read more

Unusual Stucky Score Opens Jaap van Zweden’s Chicago Program

10/12/2011

   Stucky, Mozart, and Mahler: David McGill (bassoon), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden (conductor), Symphony Center, Chicago, 3.12.2011 (JLZ) Read more

Boston Symphony on Tour in San Francisco Blows the Roof Off With Ravel, But Gets Way Too Careful With Mahler and Harbison

10/12/2011

  Harbison, Ravel, Mahler: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ludivoc Morlot (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 7.12.2011 (HS) Read more

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