Notes from the 2011 Salzburg Festival ( 19 ) – Beethoven, Mahler, and “Tolerance”

07/09/2011

 Mahler, Beethoven: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 19.8.2011 (JFL) Read more

Prom 67: Sir Colin Davis digs beneath the surface in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis at the Proms

06/09/2011

  Proms 67 Beethoven, Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Helena Juntunen (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Paul Groves (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), Gordan Nikolitch (violin), London Philarmonic Choir, London  Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis. Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.9. 2011 (CC) Read more

Ostrava Days Festival (3): Varied Program Weak in the Middle

06/09/2011

  Ostrava Days Festival (3): Hanlon, Lyon, Ueda, Polansky, Gronewicz, Riehm, Chutková, Graham, Sciarrino: Canticum Ostrava, Ostravská Banda, Pauline Kim (violin), Conrad Harris (violin), Theo Nabicht (contrabass clarinet), Milan Osadsky (accordion), Beatrice Gaudreault-Laplant (english horn), Marta Tománková (soprano), Katalin Károlyi (mezzo-soprano), Jurij Galatenko (conductor), Petr Kotík (conductor), St. Wenceslas Church, Ostrava, Czech Republic. 1.9.2011 (GG) Read more

Festival Maribor (1):Hell Breaks Loose Ligeti, Bartok and Sculthorpe at Maribor Festival, Slovenia

06/09/2011

  Festival Maribor: Sculthorpe, Ligeti, Bartók: Richard Tognetti (violin), Festival Maribor Orchestra, Marko Letonja (conductor). Maribor (Slovenia), Union Hall, 02.09.2011 (LV) Read more

Proms 63 & 64: Fun at the Proms? It can happen .

05/09/2011

Prom 63 & 64: Liszt, Mahler, and ‘Audience Choice’: Dejan Lazić (piano), Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer. Royal Albert Hall,London, 2.9.11. (JPr) Read more

Wu Wows Olympic Festival Audience with Dazzling Debut

04/09/2011

Ravel, Rachmaninoff and Mozart: Di Wu and Julio Elizalde (pianos), Olympic Music Festival, Quilcene, WA, 3.9.2010 (BJ) Read more

Kaleidoscopic Ravel at Edinburgh played by an “orchestra of virtuosi”

04/09/2011

  Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (16) – Ravel: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott (conductor),  Usher Hall, 3.9.2011 (SRT) Read more

Prom 60 – Professional sounding Mozart-Bruckner Concert lacks excitement

03/09/2011

  Prom 60. Mozart, Bruckner, David Fray (piano), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.9.2011 (GD) Read more

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