London’s Commemoration Of Mahler’s Death Winds Down With Yet Another Performance Of His Eighth Symphony

24/11/2011

 Mahler: Symphony No 8, ‘Symphony of a Thousand,’ Barts Choir, Wimbledon Choral Society, New London Singers, Berkshire Young Voices, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ivan Setterfield (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London 21.11.2011 (JPr) Read more

Oliver Knussen Figures in a Compelling Mini-Residency

23/11/2011

Britten, Knussen, and Bedford: Leila Josefowicz (violin), Seattle Symphony, Oliver Knussen (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 17.11.2011

Elgar, Knussen, and Brahms: members of Seattle Symphony, Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 20.11.2011 (BJ) Read more

Back in Munich: 100 Years Das Lied von der Erde

22/11/2011

Schubert, Eggert, Mahler: Peter Seiffert (tenor), Thomas Hampson (baritone), Zubin Mehta (conductor), Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonic Hall Gasteig, Munich, 20.11.2011 (JFL) Read more

Shakespeare! With Astonishing Illuminations from Tchaikovsky, Pasternak, Kozintsev Shostakovich, Abbado and Italy’s President

22/11/2011

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Anna Caterina Antonacci (soprano), Anatoli Kotscherga (baritone), Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia, Ciro Visco (chorus master), Orchestra Mozart, Claudio Abbado (conductor), Rome,  20.11.2011 (JB)

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The Pleasures of Two Rare Quintets: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Louise Farrenc at the Quirinale

22/11/2011

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Quintet in C minor (1903); Louise Farrenc, Quintet in E no. 2 for piano and strings (1840): Quintetto Bottesini: Alessandro Cervo (violin) Federico Stassi (viola) Giacomo Menna (cello) Roberto Della Vecchia (double bass) Linda di Carlo (piano) Cappella Paolina of the Quirinale Palace Rome, RAI Tre Sunday Midday Concerts, 20.11.2011 (JB) Read more

Tchaikovsky and Bruckner: High Expectations, Poor Results

21/11/2011

 Tchaikovsky, Bruckner: Janine Jansen (violin) ,London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Osmo Vänskä (conductor) , Royal Festival Hall, London, 16.11.11 (GD) Read more

An Italian in Manchester: Sollima Plays Cello in Diverse Programme

21/11/2011

 Respighi, Boccherini and Sollima: Manchester Camerata/Giovanni Sollima (director/cello), Giovanni Guzzo (director/violin), Hannah Roberts (cello), Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 18.11.2011 (MC) Read more

John Eliot Gardiner and Arturo Toscanni: Beethoven Comes First

20/11/2011

 L.V. Beethoven: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 16.11.2011 (SSM) Read more

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