Heady cosmopolitan mix of contemporary music at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

11/09/2011

   Qigang Chen, Metcalf, Bowden, Reich: Gerard McChrystal (soprano saxophone), Oliver Coates (cello), Sound intermedia (sound diffusion),  BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Jean-Michaël Lavoie (conductor), BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 9.9.2011 (Gpu) Read more

Concert of the Year (so far): Brahms and Wagner played at Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

10/09/2011

 Brahms, Wagner – Baltic Sea Festival: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra – Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor, Victoria Mullova, violin, Nina Stemme, soprano – Berwald Hall, Stockholm, 3.9.2011 (GF) Read more

The London Sinfonietta plays Elliott Carter. A short programme – but not short measure.

09/09/2011

 Elliott Carter: London Sinfonietta, Hall Two, Kings Place, 8.9.2011 (MB) Read more

Prom 70:The UK première of Birtwistle’s Violin Concerto makes a potent impression at the Proms

08/09/2011

 Prom 70: Bridge, Birtwistle, Holst: Christian Teztlaff (violin), Holst Singers,BBC Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson. Royal Albert Hall,London, 7.9.2011 (MB) Read more

Festival Maribor (3): (Nothing)

08/09/2011

  Festival Maribor (3), “Nothing”: Soloists, Richard Tognetti (conductor, lead violin), The Croatian Radio Television Choir, Jon Frank (images and video installation), Festival Maribor Orchestra, Grand Hall of the Slovene National Theatre, Maribor (Slovenia). 06.09.2011 (LV) Read more

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

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