A Swan Swims Down the Danube – Lohengrin in Budapest

13/06/2011

‘Wagner in Budapest ‘ Opera Festival 2011 (1) Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Honved Male Choir, Budapest Studio Choir, MR Choir, orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera. Conductor: Ádám Fischer. Béla Bartók Concert Hall, Palace of Arts, Budapest, 9.6.2011. (JPr) Read more

Thought-provoking viola and piano music at St. John’s

12/06/2011

Brahms, Joachim, Schumann, Fribbins and Shostakovich: Eniko Magyar (viola), Diana Brekalo (piano). St John’s Smith Square, London, 10.6. 2011 (CG) Read more

Russian Song from Daniil Shtoda and Larissa Gergieva at the Wigmore Hall

11/06/2011

Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Rachmaninov, and Tchaikovsky: Daniil Shtoda (tenor), Larissa Gergieva (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 10.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Brahms sung by a counter-tenor? Andreas Scholl in a fascinating recital

11/06/2011

Purcell, Dowland, Handel, Johnson, Campion, Haydn, Brahms, and Anon: Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor), Tamar Halperin (harpsichord, piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 7.6.2011 (MB) Read more

Weber/Berlioz, Beethoven and Stravinsky from the RPO

09/06/2011

Weber/Berlioz, Beethoven, Stravinsky : Nikolai Lugansky (Piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (Conductor), Royal Festival Hall 8.6.2011 (RBB) Read more

NYPO offer a Beethoven Bon-bon, some Sebastian Currier Caffeine and a Dollop of Brucknerian Schlag

07/06/2011

Beethoven, Sebastian Currier, Bruckner : Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Alan Gilbert (conductor), New York Philharmonic, New York, 2.6.2011 (SSM) Read more

BBC NOW’s Swansea season closes with Isabelle Faust

07/06/2011

Schubert, Sibelius and Brahms: Isabelle Faust (violin) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor) Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 4.6.2011 (GPu) Read more

Marc-Andre Hamelin at New York’s Zankel Hall

07/06/2011

Haydn, Schumann, Wolpe, Fauré, Liszt : Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Zankel Hall, New York, 11.5.2011 (BH) Read more

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