Potent playing in New Zealand from the cosmopolitan Meler chamber ensemble

31/08/2011

Mozart, Turina, Antony Verner, Dvořak: MELER Ensemble (Josef Špaček, violin; Amanda Verner, viola; Aleisha Verner, cello; Andrew Tyson, piano), The Old Library, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand, 18.8.2011  (PSe) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (15) – The ‘Philadelphia Sound’ is as good as ever

31/08/2011

Stravinsky, Ravel, Rachmaninov : Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor), Usher Hall, 30.8.2011 (SRT)

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Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 15 ) – Chamber Concert • Beethoven, Ives

30/08/2011

 Ives, Beethoven: Zehetmair Quartet, Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Grand Concert Hall, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 15.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (14) – Hillborg and Mozart from Zinman and the Tonhalle

30/08/2011

 Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (14) – Hillborg, Mozart, Dvořák : Maria João Pires (piano) Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, David Zinman (conductor). Usher Hall, 29.8.2011 (SRT)

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Salzburg Festival 2011 – Franz Welser-Möst not quite at his best for Zemlinsky

30/08/2011

Salzburg Festival 2011 – Schubert/Mahler and Zemlinsky: Christine Schäfer (soprano), Michael Volle (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.8.2011 (MB) Read more

An opera grows in Brooklyn – A bucolic La Calisto at Proteus Gowanus

30/08/2011

Francesco Cavalli, La Calisto: Soloists; Rachel Evans, Joan Plana Nadal (Baroque violins); Richard Kold, Theorbo, Motomi Igarashi (Viola da gamba and lirone); Judith Barnes (director); Jennifer Peterson (conductor and harpsichord); The VPR Chorus; Vertical Player Repertory. Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York. 10.8.2011 (GG) Read more

Prom 56 – Though compelling, Mahler’s Sixth lacks the last degree of impact at the Proms

29/08/2011

Prom 56 –  Richard Strauss, Mahler: Kirill Gerstein (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov. Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.8.2011. (JPr) Read more

Mozart’s “A Little Night Music” at New York’s Lincoln Center

29/08/2011

   Mostly Mozart Festival (7):  Jennifer Koh (violin), Shai Wosner (piano), Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center, NY, 24-08-2011 (SSM) Read more

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