Mostly Mozart (9): Composers from Mozart to now peerlessly played by ICE

08/09/2011

  Mostly Mozart, International Contemporary Ensemble: Peter Serkin (piano), Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Matthias Pintscher (conductor), Dennis James (glass armonica), Alice Tully Hall / Kaplan Penthouse, New York City, 8-11.8.2011 (BH) Read more

Mostly Mozart (8): No Mozart, all Stravinsky Program

07/09/2011

 Mostly Mozart: Stravinsky: International Contemporary Ensemble, Peter Serkin (piano), Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Alice Tully Hall, New York City, 08.08.2011 (GG) Read more

Festival Maribor (2): Music of Finnish composers performed in Slovenia

07/09/2011

 Festival Maribor (2): Rautavaara, Sibelius, Nordgren, Saariaho: Satu Vänskä (violin and leader), Festival Maribor String Orchestra. Ptuj (Slovenia), Dornava Mansion, 03.09.2011 (LV) Read more

Ostrava Days (5): JACK Quartet both consummate and luminous

07/09/2011

 Ostrava Days 2011 (5): Xenakis, Tornyai, Balogh, Sharp, Radulescu: JACK Quartet, Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic 02.09.2011 (GG) Read more

Ostrava Days (4): Promises of intriguing program delivers dullness and disappointment

07/09/2011

  Ostrava Days (4): Massobrio, De Bièvre, Ames, Polansky, Hiller, Sievers: ZWERM, Ostravská Banda String Quartet, Jeroen Stevens (percussion), Jutta Troch (harp), Larry Polansky (guitar), Péter Balog (guitar), Philharmonic Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 02.09.2011 (GG) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 19 ) – Beethoven, Mahler, and “Tolerance”

07/09/2011

 Mahler, Beethoven: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 19.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Prom 67: Sir Colin Davis digs beneath the surface in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Proms

06/09/2011

  Proms 67 Beethoven, Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Helena Juntunen (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Paul Groves (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), Gordan Nikolitch (violin), London Philarmonic Choir, London  Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis. Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.9. 2011 (CC) Read more

Ostrava Days Festival (3): Varied Program Weak in the Middle

06/09/2011

  Ostrava Days Festival (3): Hanlon, Lyon, Ueda, Polansky, Gronewicz, Riehm, Chutková, Graham, Sciarrino: Canticum Ostrava, Ostravská Banda, Pauline Kim (violin), Conrad Harris (violin), Theo Nabicht (contrabass clarinet), Milan Osadsky (accordion), Beatrice Gaudreault-Laplant (english horn), Marta Tománková (soprano), Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano), Jurij Galatenko (conductor), Petr Kotík (conductor), St. Wenceslas Church, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 1.9.2011 (GG) Read more

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