Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Williams’ Beethoven sonata cycle “a revelation.”

17/08/2011

The Beethoven Concert Series at Greyfriars Kirk (2) – Llŷr Williams (piano), Greyfriars Kirk, 16.8.2011 (SRT) Read more

Quincena Musical San Sebastián 2011 (2) – Pan awakens for Yannick Nézet-Séguin

17/08/2011

Mahler : Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Orfeón Donostiarra (chorus), Karen Cargill (mezzo), Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Auditorio Kursaal. 13.8.2011 (JMI)

G.Mahler: Symphony No.3 Read more

Prom 42 – The festival’s first complete Swan Lake ; or was it?

17/08/2011

Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Orchestra of the Mariinksy Theatre, Valery Gergiev (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 15.8.2011 (MB) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 9 ) – Rossini, Haydn

15/08/2011

 Haydn, Rossini: Anna Netrebko (soprano), Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass), Antonio Pappano (conductor), Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 9.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra turn most of Istanbul into ‘believers’

14/08/2011

Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Castellanos, Chavez, Stravinsky: Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Halic Convention Center, Istanbul, 8. – 9. 8.2011 (AM) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 8 ) – Mahler Scenes 7

14/08/2011

 Mahler, Schnittke, Strauss: Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Antonine Tamestit (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), and Alexander Lonquich (piano), Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 8.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Prom 35 – A revival of Glière’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano

14/08/2011

Liszt, Glière, Rachmaninov : Ailish Tynan (soprano); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Kirill Karabits. Royal Albert Hall, London. 10. 8. 2011 (CC) Read more

Proms Matinée (1) – Music to celebrate Sir Richard Rodney Bennett’s 75th birthday

14/08/2011

Bennett, Dutilleux, Maconchy: Paul Silverthorne (viola), London Sinfonietta, Nicholas Collon (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London. 13.8.2011 (CG) Read more

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