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

Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (13) – Fantastic musical values but poor staging in Rossini’s Semiramide

28/08/2011

 Rossini, Semiramide:  Vlaamse Opera, Alberto Zedda (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 27.8.2011 (SRT)

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Salzburg Festival 2011 – Masterful Beethoven from Pollini

28/08/2011

Beethoven: Maurizio Pollini (piano). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 24.8.2011 (MB) Read more

Edinburgh Fringe Festival (8) – The Heath Quartet complete their refreshing approach to Beethoven

28/08/2011

The Beethoven Concert Series at Greyfriars Kirk (8) :The Heath Quartet, Greyfriars Kirk, 24.8.2011 (SRT) Read more

Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 14 ) – Hans Rott & Alban Berg

27/08/2011

 Ives, Hartmann, Mahler, Mozart: ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Cornelius Meister (conductor), Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 14.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Prom 55 – Fine performances compensate an unsatisfactory Rinaldo

27/08/2011

Handel, Rinaldo : (Semi-staged) Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Ottavio Dantone (conductor) Royal Albert Hall London 25.8.2011 (MMB) Read more

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